Announcing the new IHR MA History Place and Community 

Announcing the new IHR MA History Place and Community 

We’re hugely excited to be launching our new MA History Place and Community from the Institute of Historical Research, with applications now open for autumn 2023.  All histories are grounded in place. Communities shape our identities, whether through local...
VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards 2022

VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards 2022

On 12 October, 2022, we were delighted to make our inaugural round of VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards, nominated by the VCH community. They’re a chance for us to thank colleagues for their exceptional work on this national local history project, and to share...
Supporting Early-Career Historians: The Victoria County History

Supporting Early-Career Historians: The Victoria County History

This post was written by Adam Chapman, the General Editor of the Victoria County History, and Lecturer in Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research. [Working for the VCH] sparked my long-forgotten childhood curiosity around the history of place, what...
New from the Victoria County History: Launching Tamworth

New from the Victoria County History: Launching Tamworth

The Victoria County History (VCH) is well known for its detailed studies of individual localities, which assemble (in the words of one recent reviewer) ‘countless tiny parts to build a much larger whole’. The ‘Big Red Books’ describing the...
Town before Gown – Oxford before the University

Town before Gown – Oxford before the University

This is the last in Joe Chick’s series of historic town walks using the Victoria County History’s app for mobile devices. ‘A History of English Places’ brings the VCH’s histories together with first edition Ordnance Survey mapping across England. Learn more...