Institute of Historical Research

John Beckett, Elizabeth Williamson, and Matthew Bristow
June 12, 2012
John Beckett, Elizabeth Williamson, and Matthew Bristow
June 1, 2012

Her Majesty the Queen has graciously permitted the Victoria County History to rededicate its series of county volumes, in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee. The History keeps the name it was given in honour of Queen Victoria when it was founded in 1899 as one of great national projects of that time. It has remained one of the foundations of knowledge about English localities, publishing a remarkable series of encyclopaedic volumes, county-by-county, parish-by-parish.


This book is about the Victoria County History of today: how it developed in its early commercial years through the commitment of its General Editors and a team of experts, before becoming a great public project based at the University of London,...

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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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