Institute of Historical Research

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Edited by Christopher Brooke, Jeffrey H. Denton, and Diana E. Greenway
March 1, 2012
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Edited by Emma Bohan, Emily Morrell, and Jane Winters
February 20, 2012
Edited by Laura Beers and Geraint Thomas
January 5, 2012
After the First World War, Britain faced a number of challenges as it sought to adapt to domestic conditions of mass democracy while maintaining its position in the empire in the face of national independence movements. As politicians at home and abroad sought to legitimize their position, new efforts were made to conceptualize nationality and citizenship, with attempts to engage the public using mass media and greater emphasis on governing in the public interest. Brave New World reappraises the domestic and imperial history of Britain in the inter-war period, investigating how 'nation building' was given renewed impetus by the upheavals of the First World War. The essays in this collection address how new technologies and approaches to...
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Susanne Everill and John R. Davis
October 31, 2011
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Edited by Emma Bohan, Susanne Everill, and Jane Winters
July 20, 2011
Edited by Qian Chengdan
May 9, 2011

This collection of essays resulted from a unique gathering of leading British and Chinese historians hosted by the Peking University, Beijing in mid April 2009. Over four days a wide-ranging conference took place covering topics and recent trends in British history since the early middle ages.

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John R. Davis, Kerry Whitston, and Valerie Hall
October 15, 2010
James Galloway
October 15, 2010
The lands bordering the tidal river Thames and the Thames Estuary have historically been highly vulnerable to marine flooding. The most severe of these floods derive from North Sea storm surges, when wind and tide combine to drive huge quantities of water against the coast, as happened to devastating effect in 1953. This project seeks to understand the occurrence of storm flooding in the past, and to explore the ways in which people have responded to the threat.

The project draws upon rich surviving documentary sources to study the impact of storm flooding upon the reclaimed marshlands bordering the tidal Thames and its estuary during the period c.1250-1550. Year-by-year accounts of the management of riverside...

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