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...
New Books from the Victoria County History

New Books from the Victoria County History

By Adam Chapman May is Local History Month and as such we are delighted to introduce two new volumes in the Victoria County History (VCH) series of big Red Books from Staffordshire and from the East Riding of Yorkshire. To celebrate, in collaboration with our...
A Farm in February – reading the agricultural past in a picture

A Farm in February – reading the agricultural past in a picture

By Adam Chapman   What histories can we read in a landscape? How have people and communities been shaped by the places they occupy? Dr Adam Chapman, of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community, and Editor of the Victoria County History (VCH)...
The Institute of Historical Research in 2020

The Institute of Historical Research in 2020

  In a busy, difficult, challenging and transformatory year for us all, here’s a look back at selected activities during 2020 from the IHR. Throughout the year, and especially since March, we’ve sought to support historians of all kinds as best we can. In...
Popham: recreating a Victorian village via the census

Popham: recreating a Victorian village via the census

By Nancy Rickman   Earlier in 2020, Nancy Rickman, a sixth-form History student from Guildford High School, undertook some work experience with the Victoria County History of Hampshire. What did she discover about the practice of historical research? And what did...