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Histories of Technology, the Environment, and Modern Britain
Edited by Jon Agar and Jacob Ward
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UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new open access book that will be of interest to members of this list: Histories of Technology, the Environment, and Modern Britain. 

Histories of Technology, the Environment, and Modern Britain brings together historians with a wide range of interests to take a uniquely wide-lens view of how technology and the environment have been intimately and irreversibly entangled in Britain over the last 300 years. It combines, for the first time, two perspectives with much to say about Britain since the industrial revolution: the history of technology and environmental history. Technologies are modified environments, just as nature is to varying extents engineered. Furthermore, technologies and our living and non-living environment are both predominant material forms of organisation – and self-organisation – that surround and make us. Both have changed over time, in intersecting ways.

Technologies discussed in the collection include bulldozers, submarine cables, automobiles, flood barriers, medical devices, museum displays and biotechnologies. Environments investigated include bogs, cities, farms, places of natural beauty and pollution, land and sea. The book explores this diversity but also offers an integrated framework for understanding these intersections.

Unveiling Chatsworth House After a 10-Year Restoration
Chatsworth, a cherished historical & literary treasure ~ Bess of Hardwick and 16 generations of the Cavendish family."Hidden behind scaffolding for nearly 10 years, Chatsworth House of Devonshire, England, has returned to its state of splendor, having reopened this spring on March 24. The £32m project is the largest restoration to the historic building since the 1820s, replacing intricate stonework along the façade that had been worn by weather and blackened by industrial pollution throughout the 19th and 20th centuries." For more info., please click here.

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present will once again be free during March, in celebration of Women’s History Month. ​
Orlando is an online cultural history generated from the lives and works of women writers. At present, it contains: 1,325 author entries (1,025 British women writers, 175 male writers, 166 other women writers—listed twice if their nationality shifted); 13,607 free-standing chronology entries; and 26,278 bibliographical listings. More than 31,000 people and 7,500 organizations are mentioned or discussed somewhere in the textbase. For more on getting started with Orlando, click here.

New book: Women Poets of the English Civil War
Elizabeth Scott-Baumann 
and Sarah Ross, click here.

South, West and Wales DTP's new postgraduate journal: Question
We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new, interdisciplinary and cross-institutional postgraduate journal called Question. If you would like a free copy, please contact Gemma for details of where to send a stamped addressed envelope.

About Question:
Question is a new, interdisciplinary, cross-institutional journal founded by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. The aim is to encourage conversations across academic disciplines, sharing knowledge beyond traditional subject fields and, hopefully, gaining new insights as a result. The journal is fully dedicated to academic rigour, and will honour a ‘right to reply’ and double blind peer-review system. However, Question also operates on the maxim of ‘no prior knowledge’. Each piece will be presented in a format accessible to non-specialist audiences, allowing postgraduates (and hopefully lay audiences) to engage with topics outside of their fields and challenge, debate and contribute to the authors’ ideasSeeking Hosts for the Podcast New Books in British Studies

New Books in British Studies is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on Britain and its empire. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of scholars of Britain and its empire to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe.

Call for Articles - Antisemitism in Britain and Ireland
Antisemitism Studies welcomes the submission of manuscripts that contribute to the scholarly study of antisemitism. To see our upcoming second issue, click here.
We will consider articles on specific antisemitic episodes and their historical significance and impact on society, as well as more thematic and theoretical studies of the phenomenon. Authors may work from any disciplinary perspective, address any cultural, national, or religious context, and study any period of history, including the present. At this time, we are particularly interested in articles that address antisemitism in Britain and in Ireland.

Antisemitism Studies adheres to a double–blind peer review process in which the identities of the author and reviewers remain confidential. Please note that the formal evaluation process on all submissions takes anywhere between one and three months, and the period between acceptance of an article and its publication is between six months and one year. 
Please visit our website for further information.
Any questions about the journal or its submissions process may be directed to the editor.

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ARCHIVESthe highly regarded journal of the British Records Association is actively looking for articles and submissions are always welcome.We also appreciate being offered new books to review.

The journal is very much back in business. The delayed 2014 issue was mailed out last month and two further issues are in preparation. We are also pleased to announce the
appointment of Dr Neil Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern and European History in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria as our new Reviews Editor.

ARCHIVES is a peer refereed journal. There is no upper limit on the length of submissions but it is anticipated that very few will be longer than c.8,000 words including notes. It is published twice yearly.

Submissions must be the original work of the author(s) that have not been published previously, as a whole or in part, either in print or 
electronically, or is soon to be so published. 

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​On this day in history

On Google Books, there are 105,000,000 British History secondary sources and some primary ones.

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Events, prizes and fellowships

Below is a list of upcoming events, prizes, fellowships and conferences [CFPs are below] on British studies or seem particularly relevant/open tospecialists of Britain. Please note that some have deadlines coming up soon. If you have you have any suggested additions, please email them to me.

Anne Clifford Symposium 
July 16 and 17 in Clifford country! It is called Anne Clifford: Engagements in Culture. Organized by Jessica L. Malay, the symposium is now open for registration (although somewhat limited due to the venue) at the following Eventbrite link.

Anne Clifford is a key figure in seventeenth century literary and material culture. Her historical work, the Great Books of Record engage with antiquarian, genealogical and biographical trends in the period. Her autobiographies explore the uses and limits of the auto-biographical form, while her building projects and economic, social and political management of her exten-sive land holdings in Westmorland and northwest Yorkshire trans-formed these communities. This conference will explore Anne Clif-ford’s work – both in text and on the ground—within her culture. It brings together international scholars who will discuss early modern reading practices, devotional engagement, life-writing and autobiography, and architecture and art. The plenary will be delivered by Professor Mihoko Suzuki. Invited speakers include Professor Patricia Phillippy, Dr John A.A. Goodall , Professor Karen Hearn, Professor Julie Eckerle, Prof-essor Naomi Miller, Professor Leah Knight, Professor Micheline White and Professor Heidi Brayman Hac-kel. The conference will be held at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal home to Anne Clifford’s Great Picture. This conference is sponsored by the Uni-versity of Huddersfield. This is a small conference with spaces for twenty participants in addition to the invited speakers. Early career researchers are encouraged to attend.

On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700
26 - 28 July 2018.
The London Campus, of the University of Liverpool
Confirmed speakers include: Marina Warner, Raingard Esser, Katy Gibbons, Imtiaz Habib, Claire Jowitt, Beverley Lemire, Gerald MacLean, Angela McShane, Sarah Knight, Barbara Ravelhofer, Edmond Smith
All details about registration can be found here. And a draft programme is available.

The editors of History Studies invite the submission of papers for inclusion in volume eighteen
History Studies is the journal of the University of Limerick’s History postgraduate students is jointly produced with the Department of History, University of Limerick. The journal is refereed by a panel of distinguished historians and is an established periodical in the field of historical scholarship.

Papers are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate historians as well as independent scholars. They may focus on any aspect of history and should be no more than 5,000 words in length. Papers can be posted as an email attachment to the address below.

For details in relation to style sheet for History Studies please contact the editors at the address listed below.

Closing date for submission:
31 July 2018.

Submissions to:  

Masque Dance and Music at the Jacobean Court
Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ
5th to 12th August, 2018
This is a very special opportunity to enjoy and understand how a Jacobean masque functions, through a recreation of The Lords’ Masque, written by Thomas Campion for the nuptials of Elizabeth, Princess of England and First Lady of Scotland, the daughter of James I, on 14th February, 1613.  
The team of tutors has experience and expertise in the recreation of Stuart masques (the English ballet de cour), bringing to life the texts with the dance and music that were the heart of a masque. During the first two days, all students will have the chance to explore elements of a Jacobean masque. Rehearsals specifically for The Lords’ Masque will take place during the final four days, culminating in the performance on Saturday night. A short course option from Sunday to Wednesday morning is available, offering an excellent grounding in dance or music, and an introduction to masque elements, concluding with a festive Jacobean revel on Tuesday evening.  
Full course: £575 Short course: £250
More information and booking forms are available on the HDS website . You are welcome to contact the course administrator, Lynne Spicer, to discuss your needs (tel. 01664 822404 or email.

Preserving the evidence: the trials of an early modern map
The National Archives, Bessant Dr, Kew, TW9 4DU
Thu 16 August 2018, 18:30 – 20:30
When a map was first opened by the conservation team at The National Archives, out fell endless fragments of paper and began an investigation back to 1725. Sonja Schwoll (The National Archives) and Susan Littledale take you behind the scenes of how conservation scientists rescued a map that lay at the heart of a seventy-year dispute and reveal more about the figure central to the court case, a Mr Samuel Travers. Please click here.

The Curriers’ Company London History Essay Prize
Deadline 31st August 2018
The author of the winning submission will receive £1,000 and the essay will normally be published in The London Journal. Essays must fall within the scope of The London Journal. They may be on any aspect of the history of London, from the Romans to the present day, reflect any relevant approach or disciplinary perspective, and can consider London alone or in comparison with other cities. Essays must be based on original research, and should not have been previously published.
The prize is open to postgraduate students registered at UK universities, and to early career scholars based in the UK. ‘Early career’ is defined for this purpose as someone who has completed (ie been successfully examined for) a PhD within the previous three years.

Fellowships for Before 'Farm to Table': Early Modern Foodways and Cultures at the Folger Shakespeare Library 
Apply now for a $10,000 semester-long fellowship with the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2018.

Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, the inaugural project of the Folger Institute’s Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research, announces a competition for semester-long fellowships to be held in residence at the Folger Library in one of two semesters: either Spring 2019 or Fall 2019, for three to four months. Each Before Farm to Table fellow will be awarded $10,000 for work in the Folger collections on topics relating to early modern food and foodways in the British world, broadly conceived.

The Before Farm to Table project uses the pervasiveness of food in everyday life as a window into early modern culture. Food, then as now, is a basic human need. It also has a history and is a gateway to understanding society and culture. In the course of this project, we will investigate big questions about the way food participates in and actively shapes human knowledge, ethics, and imagination. Such issues as the unevenness of food supply, the development and spread of tastes with their darker supply sides of enslaved labor, and the socially cohesive rituals of eating together will be explored. With fresh understandings of a pre-industrial world, this project also gives us purchase on some post-industrial assumptions, aspirations, and challenges encapsulated in any idea of recovering simpler, local, and sustainable food chains.

Scholars must hold a Ph.D. in their field in order to apply for this fellowship. 

For application instructions and more information, please visit the Before Farm to Table fellowships page. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2018.

Performance and revelry in Rubens's St George and the Dragon
Foster Court, 307, UCL
17 October 2018, 5-7pm
A paper on a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, Landscape with St George and the Dragon, 1629-35, oil on canvas, 152.5 x 226.9 cm. London, Royal Collection Trust. The painting was on show at the recent Royal Academy exhibition on Charles I (27 January — 15 April 2018). With Dr Nick Grindle, Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education

Poetry and Usury: Symbolic Economies in Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Room to be confirmed, UCL
31 October 2018, 5-7pm
The talk will give an overview of Professor Bates new project, following on from her recent publication On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy. Catherine Bates is Research Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Along with Professor Patrick Cheney, Professor Bates is currently co-editor of Sixteenth-Century British Poetry, volume 4 of the Oxford History of Poetry in English. Her recent book, On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy is "an in-depth study of one of the key texts of the English Renaissance" (OUP, 2017)

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Twentieth Century British History’s Duncan Tanner Essay Prize 2018
Find out more here

The annual Duncan Tanner Essay Prize from Twentieth Century British History is now open to entries for its 2018 prize. The prize aims to recognise and reward high quality scholarship from postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. Entries can cover any aspect of British history in the twentieth century and need not conform to traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The winner will receive:
  • Publication of the winning entry in Twentieth Century British History
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A year’s free subscription to the journal

The prize is open to anyone currently registered for a higher research degree, in Britain or abroad, or to anyone who completed such a degree no earlier than October 2017. Entries should be no longer than 10,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references. The deadline for entries to this year’s prize is 1 November 2018.

Full entry requirements, as well as Terms & Conditions, can be found here.

If you have any questions about the prize please contact Professor Adrian Bingham 

Nell Gwynn, by Jessica Swale
Directed by Robert Richmond
January 29 – March 10, 2019
Folger Theatre, Washington D.C.
TICKETS: $42-$79
Folger Theatre Season 2018/19

Britain and the World 
Volume: 11, Number: 1 (March, 2018)

Lucy Mazdon and Catherine Wheatley (eds), Je t'aime…moi non plus: Franco-British Cinematic Relations
Kevin M. Flanagan 

Ben Wilson, Heyday, The 1850s and the dawn of the global age 
Oliver Hadingham 

Jonathan Eacott, Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600–1830 
Matthew Wyman-McCarthy 

Doug Munro and Jack Corbett (eds), Bearing Witness. Essays in Honour of Brij V. Lal 
Roderic Alley 

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British Catholic History
Volume 32 - Issue 03 - May 2015

Review Article
Church and State: The Manning-Gladstone correspondence, 1833–1891
V. Alan McClelland

Joshua Rodda, Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626
Kathryn Wolford

Silvia Mostaccio, Early Modern Jesuits between Obedience and Conscience during the Generalate of Claudio Acquaviva (1581–1615)
James E. Kelly

Arthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt, eds., Religious Diversity and Early Modern English Texts, Catholic, Judaic, Feminist and Secular Dimensions
Peter Davidson

Martyrdom and Terrorism. Pre-Modern to Contemporary Perspectives, ed. Dominic Janes and Alex Houen, 
Thomas M. McCoog

Mark Chapman, The Fantasy of Reunion. Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1882

Jonathan Bush, ‘Papists’ and Prejudice: Popular Anti-Catholicism and Anglo-Irish Conflict in the North-East of England, 1845-70

Ciaran O’Neill, Catholics of Consequence: Transnational Education, Social Mobility and the Irish Catholic Elite 1850-1900
Moira Martin

T. A. Birrell, Aspects of Book Culture in Early Modern England, Variorum Collected Studies Series
Alison Shell

The British Journal for the History of Science
​Volume 51 / Issue 2, June 2018

Jan Golinski, The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science. 
Victor D. Boantza 

Hannah Gay and William P. Griffith, The Chemistry Department at Imperial College: A History, 1845–2000. 
Peter J.T. Morris

Tara H. Abraham, Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science. 
Yvan Prkachin

J. David Archibald, Origins of Darwin's Evolution: Solving the Species Puzzle through Time and Place
David Peace 

Tania Anne Woloshyn, Soaking Up the Rays: Light Therapy and Visual Culture in Britain, c.1890–1940. 
Carl A. Zimring, Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective. 
Wythe Marschall

Rana A. Hogarth, Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780–1840. Rebecca Martin 

Friedrich Steinle, Exploratory Experiments: Ampère, Faraday and the Origins of Electrodynamics. Translated by Alex Levine. 
Isobel Falconer 

Cristiano Casalini, Aristotle in Coimbra: The Cursus Conimbricensis and the Education at the College of Arts. Translated by Luana Salvarani. 
Fabrizio Bigotti 

Fred Botting and Catherine Spooner, eds., Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects: Imaging Gothic from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. 
Hannah Conway 

CERCLES Reviews (June 2018)

Sundari Anitha & Ruth Pearson, Striking Women : Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet 
Pat Thane

Bernard Cros, Cornelius Crowley & Thierry Labica (dir.), 1970-79: Community in the UK 
Nicholas Sowels

Katherine Halsey & Angus Vine (eds.), Shakespeare and Authority: Citations, Conceptions and Constructions 
Sophie Chiari

Sam Naidu (ed.), Sherlock Holmes in Context
Malcah Effron

William Poole, Milton and the Making of Paradise Lost 
Warren Chernaik

James D. Stone, America Through a British Lens: Cinematic Portrayals, 1930-2010 
Andrea Gazzaniga

Kaoru Yamamoto, Rethinking Joseph Conrad’s Concepts of Community: Strange Fraternity 
Richard Niland

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Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
Volume 87 / Issue 1, March 2018

Kati Ihnat, Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devo-tion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England.  
Deborah L. Goodwin

Orderic Vitalis: Life, Works and Interpretations. Edited by Charles C. Rozier, Daniel Roach, Giles E. M. Gasper, and Elisabeth van Houts. 
Amy Livingstone

Henry Ansgar Kelly, The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment. The Middle Ages Series.
Sean Otto

Europe After Wyclif. Edited by J. Patrick Hornbeck II and Michael Van Dussen. 
Jeanne E. Grant

Peter Marshall, Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation. 
Donald K. McKim

Peter Lake and Isaac Stephens, Scandal and Religious Identity: A Northamptonshire Maid's Tragedy. 
Sears McGee

Hunter Powell, The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638–44. Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain. 
Gregory Dodds

Heart Religion: Evangelical Piety in England and Ireland, 1690–1850. Edited by John Coffey. 
Todd Webb

Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1600–1800. Edited by Crawford Gribben and Scott Spurlock. Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500–1800. 
Elizabeth Bouldin

Andrew Gant, O Sing unto the Lord: A History of English Church Music. 
Nicholas Temperley   

Matthew Lyman Rasmussen, Mormonism and the Making of a British Zion. 
Matthew Bowman

Lynne Marks, Infidels and the Damn Churches: Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia. 
Sandra Beardsall  

Comparative Studies in Society and History
Volume: 15, Number: 1 (February, 2018)

no reviews relevant to British history in this issue

Continuity and Change
Volume 33 / Issue 1, May 2018

Peter Kirby, Child workers and industrial health in Britain, 1780–1850 

Richard Jones and Christopher Dyer (editors), Farmers, consumers, innovators: the world of Joan Thirsk 

Cultural History 
Vol. 7, No. 1, April, 2018

James G. Mansell, The Age of Noise in Britain: Hearing Modernity 
Maximilian Long

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Early Music
Volume 46 Issue 1 February 2018

The heart of the Christmas Oratorio 
Ellen Exner


The Anne Boleyn Music Book, intro. by Thomas Schmidt, David Skinner and Katja Airaksinen-Monier. DIAMM Facsimiles 6
Katherine Butler

English Historical Review
Volume 133 Issue 562 June 2018

Andrea Bosco, June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union
Robert Tombs

Thomas R.C. Gibson‐Brydon, The Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London: Charles Booth, Christian Charity, and the Poor-but-Respectable
Anna Maguire

Cod and Herring: The Archaeology and History of Medieval Sea Fishing, ed. James H. Barrett and David C. Orton 
Wendy R Childs

Niamh Wycherley, The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland
Máirín MacCarron

Paul Everson and David Stocker, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. XII: Nottinghamshire
Meggen M Gondek

Textus Roffensis: Law, Language, and Libraries in Early Medieval England, ed. Bruce O’Brien and Barbara Bombi 
D A Woodman

R.M. Thomson, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts in the Library of Peterhouse, Cambridge
Jeremy Catto

Roadworks: Medieval Britain, Medieval Roads, ed. Valerie Allen and Ruth Evans 
David Harrison

Jessica Berenbeim, The Art of Documentation: Documents and Visual Culture in Medieval England
John Sabapathy

Malcolm Vale, Henry V: The Conscience of a King
A K McHardy

Brian Walsh, Unsettled Toleration: Religious Difference on the Shakespearean Stage
Beatrice Groves

John Walter, Covenanting Citizens: The Protestation Oath and Popular Political Culture in the English Revolution
Clive Holmes

Laura A. M. Stewart, Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637–1651
Alexander D Campbell

Lizanne Henderson, Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment: Scotland, 1670–1740
P G Maxwell-Stuart

Adrian Finucane, The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire
Jeremy Black

Renaud Morieux, The Channel: England, France and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century
John McAleer

Ourselves Alone? Religion, Society and Politics in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Essays Presented to S.J. Connolly, ed. D.W. Hayton and Andrew R. Holmes 
Patrick Walsh

Oskar Cox Jensen, Napoleon and British Song, 1797–1822
Christopher Marsh

Amita Das, Defending British India against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807–1813, ed. and updated by Aditya Das 
Douglas M Peers

Jörg Neuheiser, Crown, Church and Constitution: Popular Conservatism in England, 1815–1867, tr. Jennifer Walcoff Neuheiser 
Boyd Hilton

Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century, ed. Leeann Lane and William Murphy 
Peter K Andersson

​K. Theodore HoppenGoverning Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland, 1800–1921
Alvin Jackson

Paul A. Townend, The Road to Home Rule: Anti-Imperialism and the Irish National Movement
Maria Luddy

Thomas R.C. Gibson‐Brydon, The Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London: Charles Booth, Christian Charity, and the Poor-but-Respectable
Anna Maguire

Charlotte Wildman, Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918–39
John Belchem

Andrea Bosco, June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union
Robert Tombs

John Beckett, Nottingham: A History of Britain’s Global University 
William Whyte

Nicholas A. Gribit, Henry of Lancaster’s Expedition to Aquitaine, 1345–46: Military Service and Professionalism in the Hundred Years’ War
Steven Gunn


Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underwood,Gender, Culture, and Politics in England 1560–1640: Turning the World Upside Down
Susan Doran

John M. Collins, Martial Law and English Laws, c.1500–c.1700 
Andrew Hopper

Noah Millstone, Manuscript Circulation and the Invention of Politics in Early Modern England
David L Smith

The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286–1707, ed. Jacqueline Rose 
Paul Cavill

Martin Ingram, Carnal Knowledge: Regulating Sex in England, 1470–1600  
Faramerz Dabhoiwala

Adrian Green,  Building for England: John Cosin’s Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge
Scott Mandelbrote

Anne Stobart, Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England 
Sophie Mann

Baronial Reform and Revolution in England 1258–1267, ed. Adrian Jobson 
Paul Webster

C.M. Woolgar, The Culture of Food in England, 1200–1500
Phillipp R Schofield

Robert S. DuPlessis, The Material Atlantic: Clothing, Commerce, and Colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650–1800
Catherine Armstrong

Farmers, Consumers, Innovators: The World of Joan Thirsk, ed. Richard Jones and Christopher Dyer 
Angus J L Winchester

Zara Anishanslin, Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World
Elizabeth M Schmidt

Paul Jackson, Colin Jordan and Britain’s Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler’s Echo
Paul Stocker

Emily C. Nicol, An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain
Tom Leng

Brian Hughes, Defying the IRA? Intimidation, Coercion and Communities during the Irish Revolution
Alvin Jackson

Róisín Healy, Poland in the Irish Nationalist Imagination, 1772–1922: Anti-Colonialism within Europe
Thomas Mclean

Christopher Ferguson, An Artisan Intellectual: James Carter and the Rise of Modern Britain, 1792–1853
Malcolm Chase

Benjamin Mountford, Britain, China and Colonial Australia
Richard Rigby

Kimberley Reynolds, Left Out: The Forgotten Tradition of Radical Publishing for Children in Britain, 1910–1949
Lawrence Black

Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton, Murder and the Making of English CSI
Katherine D Watson

James Heartfield, The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History
Alex Middleton

Joseph Chamberlain: International Statesman, National Leader, Local Icon, ed. Ian Cawood and Chris Upton
Emily Jones

Ambrose Macaulay, The Catholic Church and the Campaign for Emancipation in Ireland and England
Peter Nockles

Matthew Ward, The Livery Collar in Late Medieval England and Wales: Politics, Identity and Affinity
David Grummitt

Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon, Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism
Helen Parr

Ambrose Macaulay, ​The Catholic Church and the Campaign for Emancipation in Ireland and England
Peter Nockles

Matthew Ward, The Livery Collar in Late Medieval England and Wales: Politics, Identity and Affinity  
David Grummitt

The Historical Journal
Volume 61 / Issue 2, June 2018


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History Workshop Journal
Vol. 81, No. 1, Spring 2016

Allison P. Hobgood, Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England
Will Tosh

Carolyn Steedman, An Everyday Life of the English Working Class: Work, Self and Sociability in the early Nineteenth Century
Selina Todd

Alban Webb, London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold WarDiasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan Contact Zones at the BBC World Service (1932–2012), ed. Marie Gillespie and Alban Webb, Simon J. Potter, Broadcasting Empire: the BBC and the British World, 1922–1970
Andrew Whitehead

Advance Access Alert

Philip Howell, At Home and Astray: The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain
John Beusterien

Rachel Weil, A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III’s England
Mark Knights

Vivienne Richmond, Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England
Sean Brady

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Innes Review 
Volume: 69, Number: 1 (May, 2018)

Julianna Grigg, The Philosopher King and the Pictish Nation 
Nicholas Evans

Scottish Episcopal Acta. Volume I: The Twelfth Century, ed. Norman Shead 
Philippa Hoskin

The Plantagenet Empire, 1259–1453: Proceedings of the 2014 Harlaxton Symposium, ed. Peter Crooks and others 
Michael Prestwich

Jenny Wormald, Mary Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure, with fore and after words by Anna Groundwater 
Miles Kerr-Peterson

The Maitland Quarto: A New Edition of Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys Library MS 1408, ed. Joanna M. Martin 
David Moses

Hunter Powell, The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638–44 
Neil McIntyre

Margaret Stewart, The Architectural, Landscape and Constitutional Plans of the Earl of Mar, 1700–32 
Tristram Clarke

Atle L. Wold, Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792–1802 
Mike Rapport   

International Review of Social History
Volume 61 - Issue 01 - April 2016

Simon P Newman. A New World of Labor. The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic.
Richard Drayton

Heather Shore. London’s Criminal Underworlds, c.1720–c.1930. A Social and Cultural History
John Welshman

Institute of Historical Research (Reviews in History site) updated weekly 

Yiannos Katsourides, The Greek Cypriot Nationalist Right in the Era of British Colonialism: Emergence, Mobilisation and Transformations of Right-Wing Party Politics.
Andrekos Varnava

Phyllis Weliver, Mary Gladstone and the Victorian Salon: Music, Literature, Liberalism.
Emily Jones

Irish Studies

Unwilling to make any kind of implied political claim of English hegemony over Ireland (Northern or otherwise), I have elected only to provide links to the major journals rather than TOCs. 

Economic and Social History Society of Ireland 

Irish Studies Review 

The Irish Review

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Please note that reviews, CFPs, news,etc. include only those that explicitly concern historical scholarship on Britain.  So, there are no reviews here of books on Spanish history. Also there are no notices of conferences on the Holocaust [even those being held in the U.K.]  Obviously, non-British history topics will be relevant and of interest to historians of Britain but it falls outside the purview of this website.
Journal titles A - I
Journal of British Cinema and Television 
Vol. 15, No. 3 

Richard Farmer, Cinemas and Cinema-going in Wartime Britain, 1939–1945: The Utility Dream Palace 
Charles Drazin

Wheeler Winston Dixon, The Films of Terence Fisher: Hammer Horror and Beyond 
John A. Riley

David Forrest and Sue Vice, Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond 
James Fenwick 

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Journal of British Studies
Volume 57 / Issue 3, July 2018

Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown, Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560–1640: Turning the World Upside Down. Cultures of Early Modern Europe. 
Linda Pollock 

Eric H. Ash, The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics and State Building in Early Modern England. 
Paul Warde

H. G. Cocks, Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550–1850. 
Michelle M. Sauer

Lizzie Collingham, The Taste of Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World
Rachel B. Herrmann

Patricia Croot, The World of the Small Farmer: Tenure, Profit and Politics in the Early Modern Somerset Levels. 
R. W. Hoyle

James Delbourgo, Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum.
Cristina Malcolmson

Daniel DeWispelare, Multilingual Subjects: On Standard English, Its Speakers, and Others in the Long Eighteenth Century.
Philip Seargeant

S. Max Edelson,The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence. 
Frank Cogliano

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Susanna Fein, ed. The Auchinleck Manuscript: New Perspectives. Manuscript Culture in the British Isles
Raluca Radulescu

Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson, A Day at Home in Early Modern England: Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500–1700. 
Donald Spaeth

Frances Harris, The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Queen Anne.
Stephen Saunders Webb

Leonie James, “This Great Firebrand”: William Laud and Scotland, 1617–1645. Studies in Modern British Religious History
Arthur Williamson

J. L. Laynesmith. Cecily, Duchess of York
Kim M. Phillips 

Rhodri Lewis, Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness
Joe Jarrett

Paula McDowell, The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Sabrina Baron

Angela Nicholls, Almshouses in Early Modern England: Charitable Housing in the Mixed Economy of Welfare, 1550–1725. People, Markets, Goods: Economies and Societies in History, 8. 
Lynn A. Botelho

Lynette Olson, ed. St. Samson of Dol and the Earliest History of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales. Studies in Celtic History.
Ali Bonner

David Parrish, Jacobitism and Anti-Jacobitism in the British Atlantic World, 1688–1727. Royal Historical Society Studies in History, New Series. 
Paul Monod

Joshua Byron Smith, Walter Map and the Matter of Britain. Middle Ages Series. 
Victoria Flood 

Michael Talbot, British-Ottoman Relations, 1661–1807: Commerce and Diplomatic Practice in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul.
Palmira Brummett

Christopher Thornton, Jennifer Ward, and Neil Wiffen, eds. The Fighting Essex Soldier: Recruitment, War and Society in the Fourteenth Century.
Andy King

Rachel Ablow, Victorian Pain
Kiera Allison

Allison Abra, Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918–50. Studies in Popular Culture. 
Barry J. Faulk

Rehana Ahmed, Writing British Muslims: Religion, Class and Multiculturalism.
Hannah Kershaw 

Amanda Anderson, Bleak Liberalism.
Stefan Waldschmidt

Ian Beckett, Timothy Bowman, and Mark Connelly. The British Army and the First World War. Armies of the Great War.
Stuart Mitchell 

Eugenio F. Biagini and Mary E. Daly, eds. The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland. 
Caleb Richardson

John Bull, British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979. British Theatre Companies: From the Fringe to the Mainstream. 
Steve Nicholson

Benjamin Dabby, Women as Public Moralists: From the Bluestockings to Virginia Woolf. Royal Historical Society Studies in History, New Series. 
Gail Turley Houston

Clive Emsley, Exporting British Policing during the Second World War: Policing Soldiers and Civilians
Gerry R. Rubin

Aidan Forth, Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876–1903. Berkeley Series in British Studies 12. 
Jordanna Bailkin

Helen Fry, The London Cage: The Secret History of Britain's World War II Interrogation Centre
Bob Moore 

David Hansen, Dempsey's People: A Folio of British Street Portraits 1824–1844.
Michael John Goodman

Martin Johnes, Christmas and the British: A Modern History
Ian Bradley 

Andrew Kellett, The British Blues Network: Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity
Carey Fleiner

Alan MacLeod, International Politics and the Northern Ireland Conflict: The USA, Diplomacy and the Troubles. 
Timothy J. White 

Jane McCabe, RaceTea and Colonial Resettlement: Imperial Families, Interrupted. 
Laura King 

David G. Morgan-Owen, The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880–1914. 
Steven Gray 

Lynda Nead, The Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Post-War Britain
Ben Highmore 

Mark Purcell, The Country House Library.
Nicole Reynolds 

Andreas Rose, Between Empire and Continent: British Foreign Policy before the First World War. Translated by Rona Johnston. Studies in British and Imperial History 5. 
David G. Morgan-Owen

Robert K. Sutcliffe, British Expeditionary Warfare and the Defeat of Napoleon, 1793–1815. 
Roger Morriss 

Martin Thomas and Richard Toye, Arguing about Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882–1956.
Alice L. Conklin

Brian Ward, Martin Luther King in Newcastle upon Tyne: The African American Freedom Struggle and Race Relations in the North East of England
E. James West 

Niall Whelehan, ed., Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History. Routledge Studies in Modern History 15. 
Shahmima Akhtar 


The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Volume 69 / Issue 2, April 2018

Physical evidence for ritual acts, sorcery and witchcraft in Christian Britain. A feeling for magic. Edited by Ronald Hutton. (Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic.)
Anna French

Susan E. James, Women's voices in Tudor wills, 1485–1603. Authority, influence and material culture.  
Charmian Mansell

Religion and politics in urban Ireland, c.1500–c.1750. Essays in honour of Colm Lennon. Edited by Salvador Ryan and Clodagh Tait. 
Matthew C. Bingham

Peter Marshall, Heretics and believers. A history of the English Reformation.
Diarmaid MacCulloch   

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Anthony Milton, The Oxford history of Anglicanism, I: Reformation and identity, c. 1520–1662. 
Debora Shuger 

Eamon Duffy, Reformation divided. Catholics, Protestants and the conversion of England
Donald K. McKim

Angela Nicholls, Almshouses in early modern England. Charitable housing in the mixed economy of welfare, 1550–1725. (People, Markets, Goods: Economies and Societies in History, 8.) 
Adrian Green 

Anthony Milton, The Oxford history of Anglicanism, I: Reformation and identity, c. 1520–1662.  
Debora Shuger 

Anthony Milton, Reformation divided. Catholics, Protestants and the conversion of England. 
Donald K. McKim 

John W. Catron, Embracing Protestantism. Black identities in the Atlantic world. 
Katharine Gerbner 

Alexander D. Campbell, The life and works of Robert Baillie (1602–1662). Politics, religion and record-keeping in the British Civil Wars. (St Andrews Studies in Scottish History.)
David L. Smith

Richard G. Williams, Mannock Strickland, 1683–1744. Agent to English convents in Flanders. Letters and accounts from exile. (Catholic Record Society Publications, 86.)
James E. Kelly

Jonathan M. Yeager, Jonathan Edwards and transatlantic print culture
Mark Valeri

The diary of Andrew Fuller, 1780–1801. Edited by Michael D. McMullen and Timothy D. Whelan. (The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller, 1.) 
Nigel Aston

Ambrose Macaulay, The Catholic Church and the campaign for emancipation in Ireland and England
Oliver P. Rafferty 

Jeremy Morris, The High Church revival in the Church of England. Arguments and identities. (Anglican and Episcopal Theology and History, 2.) 
Perry Butler

The diary of Andrew Fuller, 1780–1801. Edited by Michael D. McMullen and Timothy D. Whelan. (The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller, 1.) 
Nigel Aston

Ambrose Macaulay, Catholic Church and the campaign for emancipation in Ireland and England
Oliver P. Rafferty

Jeremy Morris, The High Church revival in the Church of England. Arguments and identities. (Anglican and Episcopal Theology and History, 2.) 
Perry Butler 

Frances Knight, Victorian Christianity at the fin de siècle. The culture of English religion in a decadent age
Jeremy Morris  

The Journal of Economic History
Volume 78 / Issue 1, March 2018

Anthony C. Hotson, Respectable Banking: The Search for Stability in London's Money and Credit Markets since 1695
Forrest Capie

Journal of Scottish Historical Studies
Volume 37, Issue 2, November, 2017

Johnny Rodger, The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity
Kevin Guyan

Louise Settle, Sex For Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900–1939
Nina Attwood

A.D. Morrison-Low, Photography: A Victorian Sensation
Sara Stevenson and A.D. Morrison-Low, Scottish Photography: The First Thirty Years
Norman H. Reid

David Taylor, The Wild Black Region: Badenoch 1750–1800
Micky Gibbard

Janay Nugent and Elizabeth Ewan (eds), Children and Youth in Premodern Scotland
Steven J. Taylor

Jeffrey Meek, Queer Voices in Post-War Scotland: Male Homosexuality, Religion and Society

Alison Chand, Masculinities on Clydeside: Men in Reserved Occupations during the Second World War
Helen Smith

John R. Barrett, The Making of a Scottish Landscape: Moray's regular revolution, 1760–1840
Annie Tindley

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Journal of Social History
Volume 51 Issue 3, Spring 2018

Lois G. Schwoerer, Gun Culture in Early Modern England. 
James Sharpe

David Hitchcock, Vagrancy In English Culture and Society, 1650-1750 
David Cressy

In Next Issue

Martin Ingram, Carnal Knowledge: Regulating Sex in England, 1470-1600
Shannon McSheffrey

Matt Houlbrook, Prince of Tricksters: The Incredible True Story of Netley Lucas, Gentleman Crook. 
Heidi Egginton

Sasha Handley, Sleep in Early Modern England. 
Tessa Storey

Christine Grandy, Heroes and Happy Endings: Class, Gender, and Nation in Popular Film and Fiction in Interwar Britain. 
Robert James

Brian Hughes, Defying the IRA? Intimidation, Coercion, and Communities during the Irish Revolution. 
Marie Coleman

Randy M. Browne, Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean.  
Nicholas Crawford

Cary Carson, Face Value: The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America. 
Wendy A Woloson

Mark Hampton, Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-1997. 
Chi-kwan Mark

James Delbourgo, Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane. 
Alice Marples

Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown, Gender, Culture, and Politics in England, 1560-1640: Turning the World Upside Down
Isaac Stephens

Jane McCabe, Race, Tea and Colonial Resettlement: Imperial Families, Interrupted
Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson

Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West. Edited by Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves 
Michael de Nie

Pietro Di Paola, The Knights Errant of Anarchy: London and the Italian Anarchist Diaspora (1880-1917). 
David M Struthers

Jerry Brotton,  The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam.
Nabil Matar

William M. Cavert, The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City. 
Paul Griffiths

Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Volume 40 - Issue 2 - June 2018

no relevant reviews in this issue


David F. Hardwick and Leslie Marsh, eds., Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith 
Laurie Bréban 

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Journal Titles:
K - Z
Law and History Review
Volume 36 / Issue 2, May 2018

no relevant reviews in this issue

Northern Scotland 
Volume: 9, Number: 1 (May, 2018)

Jón Viðar Sigurðsson and Timothy Bolton (eds), Celtic-Norse 
Relationships in the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages 800–1200 
Alison Leonard

Amy Blakeway, Regency in Sixteenth-Century Scotland 
Maureen M. Meikle

Roger A. Mason and Steven J. Reid (eds), Andrew Melville (1545–1622). Writings, Reception, and Reputation 
Fionnuala O'Neill Tonning

Sharon Adams and Julian Goodare (eds), Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions. 
Leonie James   

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Andrew Mansfield, Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism and the Political Works of the Chevalier Ramsay 
Doohwan Ahn

Daniel Szechi, Britain's Lost Revolution: Jacobite Scotland and the French Grand Strategy, 1701–8
Kirsteen M. MacKenzie

Victoria Henshaw, Scotland and the British Army, 1700–1750: Defending the Union 
Stephen Conway

Neil Guthrie, The Material Culture of the Jacobites 
Jennifer Novotny

Rosalind Carr, Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
Catherine Packham

Brian Bonnyman, The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland 
Daniel Bochman

Bob Harris, A Tale of Three Cities: The Life and Times of Lord Daer, 1763–1794 
David Craig

Murray Stewart Keith and Duncan Sim (eds), The Modern Scottish Diaspora: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives 
Barbara C. Murison

Robert G. W. Anderson (ed.), Cradle of Chemistry: The Early Years of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh 
Roger L. Emerson

Rebecca Lenihan, From Alba to Aotearoa. Profiling New Zealand's Scots Migrants 1840–1920 
Marjory Harper

Sarah Browne, The Women's Liberation Movement in Scotland 
Caitríona Beaumont

James Mitchell, Lynn Bennie and Robert Johns, The Scottish National Party: Transition to Power 
Nick Taylor

Christopher Meir, Scottish Cinema: Texts and Contexts 
Sarah Neely 

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Past & Present
Volume 238, Issue 1, February 2018

no relevant reviews in this issue 

Rural History
Volume 29 / Issue 1, April 2018

Samantha A. Shave, Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780–1850
Alannah Tomkins 

​Scottish Historical Review
Volume: 97, Number: 1 (April, 2018) 

Hudson, The Picts 
Guto Rhys 

Higham, Ecgfrith, King of the Northumbrians, High-king of Britain 
Daniel Cutts

Crooks and Duffy (eds), The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland: The Making of a Myth
Michael H. Brown

MacInnes, Scotland's Second War of Independence, 1332–1357 
Katy Jack

Riley (ed.), Icon Animorum or The Mirror of Minds 
Steven J. Reid 

Social History of Medicine
Volume 31 Issue 2 May 2018

Rob Boddice, The Science of Sympathy. Morality, Evolution, and Victorian Civilization 
Stephanie Eichberg

Anne R. Hanley, Medicine, Knowledge and Venereal Diseases in England, 1886–1916 
Victoria Bates

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