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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.



2019 volume of Shakespeare 
Jahrbuch will be a special issue on “Exile and Migration”.
Deadline 30 April 2018
The editorial board invites essays on the following topics: Exile and migration in Shakespearean drama; Shakespeare read / performed in exile; Shakespeare across borders; Transcultural migrations of Shakespeare’s works; Exile and migration in the early modern age; Shakespeare and the so-called “refugee crisis”. Papers to be published in Shakespeare Jahrbuch should be formatted according to our style sheet, which can be downloaded here. Please send your manuscripts (of not more than 6,000 words) to the general editor of Shakespeare JahrbuchProfessor Sabine Schülting by 30 April 2018.


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.




NACBS Announcement: The Judith R. Walkowitz Article Prize
The NACBS is pleased to announce a new article prize in honor of Judith R. Walkowitz, made possible by her colleagues and former students. A leading scholar of British social and cultural history, particularly in relation to issues of gender and sexuality, Professor Walkowitz has played a significant role in shaping the field of British Studies and the community of scholars who participate in the endeavor. The Judith R. Walkowitz Article Prize will be awarded annually for the best published article on issues relating to gender and sexuality in British culture. Prize submissions (deadline: May 1) are now open to scholars resident in North America working in any time period and in any discipline in British Studies, and carries a cash award of $150. The inaugural 2018 prize will be awarded to an article published during the calendar year 2017, and announced at the 2018 annual meeting.

Please see this link for further instructions and details.



Horace Walpole's “The Mysterious Mother”
STAGED READING WITH TALK-BACK SESSION MAY 2, 5:30 PM
MINI-CONFERENCE MAY 3, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
THE YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART LECTURE HALL
1080 CHAPEL STREET
NEW HAVEN, CT 06510

As part of the year-long celebrations of the tercentenary of Horace Walpole’s birth and marking the 250th anniversary of the first printing of The Mysterious Mother (1768), the Lewis Walpole Library and the Yale Center for British Art will jointly present a staged reading of the play followed by a talk-back session. Completed just a few years after Walpole’s celebrated gothic novel The Castle of Otranto (1764), this under-appreciated tale of incest and intrigue was initially circulated only among the author’s friends. Walpole never permitted it to be performed during his lifetime except as a private theatrical event.

In association with the performance, the Library has organized a one day mini-conference to explore aspects of both reading and staging Walpole’s play. A breakout session will look at “The Mysterious Mother” drawings by Lady Diana Beauclerk. Advanced registration is required for the breakout session only.  

Both events are free and open to the public





“Music and the culture of domestic craft in Georgian Britain”
Sunday 13 May 2018
11.30am-4.30pm (registration from 11am)
Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ

Cost 
  • (inc lunch & refreshments)
  • £19 (WSG members) 
  • £16 (students/unwaged)
  • £21 (non-WSG members)

To register, please fill in and return the registration form

All attendees should bring a 5-minute presentation, from any discipline and any period covered by the Group, exploring the workshop theme.

Topics can discuss (though are not limited to):
  • representations of domestic music-making (in fine & decorative art & in literature)
  • material aspects of domestic music 
  • concepts of art and domestic craft 
  • craft and gender 

Please note that due to time constraints, presentations cannot use PowerPoint, instead a handout (25 copies) can be prepared and given to delegates





Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories and Sir Thomas Roe: Memory, trans-culturality, and the incorporated self
30 May 2018, 5:00 PM
Foster Court 307, Malet Place, UCL
Dr. Miranda Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three black Tudors, and Prof Nandini Das looks at the accounts of Sir Thomas Roe’s Mughal embassy.
Being Black in Tudor England/Being English in Mughal India



Play Reading: Elizabeth I : To Speak or Use Silence
Saturday June 9 2018 – 7:30
A reading of a play about the life of Queen Elizabeth I by scholar Carole Levin
at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740  

One block from College Park metro, at the corner of Knox Road and Dartmouth Avenue in Old Town College Park. Free and Open to the Public. This reading is sponsored by College Park Arts Exchange, a grassroots arts non-profit supported in part by the City of College Park.
Your generous donations will be passed along to the actors.

This play examines who Queen Elizabeth I was and what was important to her, as she thinks about her life and reign. We see both the young Elizabeth and the one at the end of her reign, often on stage together as Elizabeth considers religion, courtships, and the many threats to her throughout her life including those from Mary Stuart, Spain, and the earl of Essex. Other characters include the ghost of her mother, Anne Boleyn, Robert Dudley, one man she truly cared about, a series of her ladies in waiting, and the French ambassador.

Carole Levin is Willa Cather Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. She has held fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Newberry Library in Chicago, and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of York. She has written and edited many books, including The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power. Recently she published a fantasy children’s book, The Secret History of How England & Elizabeth I Defeated the Spanish Armada.





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.  




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.




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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 





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 49 - Issue 01 - March 2016

Essay Review
Heredity, evolution and development in their (epistemic) environment at the turn of the nineteenth century
Federica Turriziani Colonna
Abstract

Dennis Danielson, Paradise Lost and the Cosmological Revolution.
Mason Tattersall

David Beck (ed.), Knowing Nature in Early Modern Europe. 
Cornelis J. Schilt

Mark Francis and Michael W. Taylor (eds.), Herbert Spencer: Legacies. 
Gowan Dawson

Katherine C. Epstein, Torpedo: Inventing the Military–Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain.
Daniel Volmar



CERCLES Reviews (March 2018

David Cannadine, Margaret Thatcher : A Life and Legacy 
Laura Beers
Review

Phil Cohen & Paul Watt (eds.), London 2012 and the Post-Olympics City : A Hollow Legacy?  
Hugh Clout
Review

Laurent Curelly, An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper : The Moderate (1648-9) 
Will Slauter
Review

Willie Gallacher (ed. John Callow), Revolt on the Clyde  
Jeremy Tranmer
Review

Chrissie Van Mierlo, James Joyce and Catholicism : The Apostate's Wake 
Geert Lernout
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Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
Volume 86 / Issue 3, October 2017

Ryan McDermott, Tropologies: Ethics and Invention in England, c. 1350–1600. ReFormations Medieval and Early Modern. 
Theresa Tinkle

Peter Lake, Bad Queen Bess? Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Ethan Shagan

Jane Dawson, John Knox. 
Margo Todd

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Thomas Cranmer: A Life. Revised edition. 

Jonathan Michael Gray, Oaths and the English Reformation
Brad Pardue

Adrian Green, Building for England: John Cosin's Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge. 
Debora Shuger 

Douglas A. Sweeney, Edwards the Exegete: Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment
Robert E. Brown

Margaret H. Turnham, Catholic Faith and Practice in England 1779–1992: The Role of Revivalism and Renewal. 
Oliver Rafferty

Mary Riso, The Narrative of the Good Death: The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England.  
Erik R. Seeman 






Comparative Studies in Society and History
Volume 58 - Issue 02 - April 2016

Richard B. Allen, European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500–1850. 
Benjamin N. Lawrance



Continuity and Change
Volume 32 / Issue 3, November 2017

A. T. Brown, Rural society and economic change in County Durham: recession and recovery, c. 1400–1640 
RICHARD SMITH

Ritika Prasad, Tracks of change: railways and everyday life in Colonial India 
MARK CASSON

Anthony Buxton, Domestic culture in early modern England
MARK OVERTON

Craig Spence, Accidents and violent death in early modern London 1650–1750
STEVEN GUNN 



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 45 Issue 3, August 2017

Odes on the death of Henry Purcell, ed. Alan Howard
Robert Shay

In Next Issue

Sandra Mangsen, Songs without words. Keyboard arrangements of vocal music in England
Elena Pons




English Historical Review
Volume 133, Issue 560 (February 2018)

David Hey, The Grass Roots of English History: Local Societies in England before the Industrial Revolution
Mark Hailwood

Norman Jones, Governing by Virtue: Lord Burghley and the Management of Elizabethan England
Natalie Mears

Crawford Gribben, John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat
Samuel Fornecker

Hunter Powell, The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638–44
Chris R Langley

Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record, ed. Jessica L. Malay 
David X Carpenter

L.W.B. Brockliss, The University of Oxford: A History
J R Maddicott

Robert M. Andrews, Lay Activism and the High Church Movement of the Late Eighteenth Century: The Life and Thought of William Stevens, 1732–1807
Colin Haydon

Uncertain Futures: Essays about the Irish Past for Roy Foster, ed. Senia Pašeta 
Kevin Kenny

Marcela Echeverri, Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution: Reform, Revolution and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780–1825
Anthony McFarlane

Antoinette Sutto, Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists: Maryland and the Politics of Religion in the English Atlantic, 1630–1690
Christopher P Gillett

William J. Bulman, Anglican Enlightenment: Orientalism, Religion and Politics in England and its Empire, 1648–1771.
William Gibson

Lewis H. Mates,  The Great Labour Unrest: Rank-and-File Movements and Political Change in the Durham Coalfield 
David Howell

K.D.M. Snell, Spirits of Community: English Senses of Belonging and Loss, 1750–2000
Kate Smith

Ulrike Weber, Modernism in England: Londoner Bahnhöfe und der Deutsch–Englische Architekturtransfer vor 1933
Matthew Jefferies

Kathryn Rix,  Parties, Agents and Electoral Culture in England, 1880–1910
Alex Middleton

Admir Skodo, The Afterlife of Idealism: The Impact of New Idealism on British Historical and Political Thought, 1945–1980
Michael Bentley

Isla Fay, Health and the City: Disease, Environment and Government in Norwich, 1200–1575
Sophie Mann

William J. Bulman, Anglican Enlightenment: Orientalism, Religion and Politics in England and its Empire, 1648–1715
William Gibson

Brian C. Lockey, Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans: English Transnationalism and the Christian Commonwealth
Gerard Kilroy

A.T. Brown, Rural Society and Economic Change in County Durham: Recession and Recovery, c.1400–1640
David Rollison

Amanda Jane Whiting, Women and Petitioning in the Seventeenth-Century English Revolution: Deference, Difference and Dissent
Naomi Pullin

​Susan Doran, Elizabeth I and Her Circle
Neil Younger

Popular Culture and Political Agency in Early Modern England and Ireland: Essays in Honour of John Walter, ed. Michael J. Braddick and Phil Withington 
Tom Webster

Latin in Medieval Britain, ed. Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White 
Ralph Hanna

Early Medieval Kent, 800–1220, ed. Sheila Sweetin-burgh 
Oliver Creighton

Thom Richardson, The Tower Armoury in the Fourteenth Century
D M Palliser

​A History of the County of Oxford. Volume XVIII: Benson, Ewelme, and the Chilterns (Ewelme Hundred), ed. Simon Townley 
J R Maddicott

Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England, ed. Marcus Harmes and Victoria Blad
Anna French

E.A. Wrigley, The Path to Sustained Growth: England’s Transition from an Organic Economy to an Industrial Revolution
David Meredith

Danielle McCormack, The Stuart Restoration and the English in Ireland
Ian W S Campbell

For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton, ed. Ann Blair and Anja-Silvia Goeing 
Jan Machielsen

W.R. Streitberger, The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre
Cyndia Susan Clegg

Alexander Lock, Catholicism, Identity and Politics in the Age of Enlightenment: The Life and Career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745–1810
G M Ditchfield

Letters of Seamen in the Wars with France, 1793–1815, ed. Helen Watt with Anne Hawkins 
Roger Knight

Paul S. Lloyd, Food and Identity in England, 1540–1640: Eating to Impress 
Sally Templeman

Advance articles

Rajani Sudan, The Alchemy of Empire: Abject Materials and the Technologies of Colonialism
Sabine Clarke

Margaret Stewart, The Architectural, Landscape and Constitutional Plans of the Earl of Mar (1700–32)
Peter Davidson

Sebastiaan Verweij, The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560–1625
Anna Groundwater

Carlos M.N. Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 
John Edwards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

K. Theodore Hoppen, Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland, 1800–1921
Alvin Jackson

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

 
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

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

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

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






The Historical Journal
Volume 59 - Issue 02 - June 2016

Review Article
A POLITE AND ENLIGHTENED LONDON?
ROSALIND CARR
Abstract


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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: 67, Number: 1 (May, 2016)

A House That Thieves Might Knock At: Proceedings of the 2010 Stirling and 2011 Dundee Conferences (Tower Studies, 1 & 2). Edited by Richard

Supplications from England and Wales in the Registers of the Apostolic Penitentiary, 1410–1503. Edited by Peter D. Clarke and Patrick N. R. Zutshi
R. N. Swanson

Ian A. Olson, Bludie Harlaw: Realities, Myths, Ballads 
David Moses 

Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters. Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic. Edited by Julian Goodare 
Elizabeth Ewan 

Alistair Mutch, Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish 
Emma Macleod

Anthony Cooke, A History of Drinking: The Scottish Pub since 1700 
Ian Donnachie

Alana Harris, Faith in the family: A lived religion historof English Catholicism, 1945–82 
Darren Tierney



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 

Jacques Carré, La prison des pauvres: l'expérience des workhouses en Angleterre.
Pierre Botcherby
Review

Exhibition Review:  Richard the Lionheart Exhibition at the Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer
Emily Winkler
Review

Mark Condos, The Insecurity State: Punjab and the Making of Colonial Power in British India.
Michael Brunner
Review
Author's Response 







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 
Volume: 14, Number: 2 (April, 2017)

Barbara Roisman Cooper, Great Britons of Stage and Screen: In Conversation 
Adrian Garvey

Nicole Cloarec, David Haigron and Delphine Letort (eds), Social Class on British and American Screens: Essays on Cinema and Television 
Sue Harper

Melanie Bell, Julie Christie 
Christine Geraghty

Joy I. Payne, Reel Rebels: The London Film-makers’ Co-operative, 1966–1996 
Jo Comino

Sian Barber, Using Film as a Source 
Richard Farmer 


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Journal of British Studies
Volume 57 / Issue 2, April 2018


Tamara Atkin and Francis Leneghan , eds. The Psalms and Medieval English Literature: From the Conversion to the Reformation.
Nancy Bradley Warren

Melissa Bailes, Questioning Nature: British Women's Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750–1830.
Kristin M. Girten

Hannah Barker, Family and Business during the Industrial Revolution
Amy Froide

Michael Brown, The Irish Enlightenment. 
James Stafford 

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Justin Du Rivage, Revolution against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence
Katie A. Moore

Barbara A. Hanawalt, Ceremony and Civility: Civic Culture in Late Medieval London
J. S. Hamilton

Julian Hoppit, Britain's Political Economies: Parliament and Economic Life, 1660–1800
William Pettigrew

Kathy Lavezzo, The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton.
Dana Rabin

Benjamin Mountford, Britain, China, and Colonial Australia. 
Lionel Frost

Carla Gardina Pestana, The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell's Bid for Empire. 
Christine Walker

Diana Preston, Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia
Paul Brunton

Alexander Russell, Conciliarism and Heresy in Fifteenth-Century England: Collective Authority in the Age of the General Councils
Michael Van Dussen

Michael Staunton, The Historians of Angevin England.
Michael Frassetto

David Stephenson, Medieval Powys: Kingdom, Principality and Lordships, 1132–1293. 
Max Lieberman

Courtney Erin Thomas, If I Lose Mine Honour I Lose Myself: Honour among the Early Modern English Elite. 
William Palmer

Elizabeth M. Tyler, England in Europe. English Royal Women and Literary Patronage, c. 1000–c. 1150. 
Laura Ashe

Martine van Elk, Early Modern Women's Writing: Domesticity, Privacy, and the Public Sphere in England and the Dutch Republic
Anne R. Larsen

Andrea Walkden, Private Lives Made Public: The Invention of Biography in Early Modern England. 
Sharon Cadman Seelig 

Evan Wilson, A Social History of British Naval Officers, 1775–1815.
Isaac Land 

Stephanie Barczewski, et al. Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World
Andrew Muldoon 

Carin Berkowitz and Bernard Lightman , eds. Science Museums in Transition: Cultures of Display in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Sarah Longair 

Jonathan Black, Winston Churchill in British Art, 1900 to the Present Day: The Titan with Many Faces.
Michael Shelden

Andrew Burkett, Romantic Mediations: Media Theory and British Romanticism. Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. 
Billy Hall 

Carl Chinn and Malcolm Dick,eds.   Birmingham: The Workshop of the World.
Christopher Ferguson 

Harold D. Clarke, Matthew Goodwin, and Paul Whiteley, Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union
Janice Morphet

Catherine Cox and Susanna Riordan , eds. Adolescence in Modern Irish History
Jane O'Neill 

Katie Donington, Ryan Hanley, and Jessica Moody, eds. Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery: Local Nuances of a “National Sin.”
Kenneth Morgan 

Norman Etherington, Imperium of the Soul: The Political and Aesthetic Imagination of Edwardian Imperialists. Studies in Imperialism. 
Bradley Deane 

Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves , eds. Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West
Leon Moosavi

Christine Grandy,  Heroes and Happy Endings: Class, Gender, and Nation in Popular Film and Fiction in Interwar Britain. Studies in Popular Culture. 
Michelle Tusan

Peter Gurney, The Making of Consumer Culture in Modern Britain.
Mark J. Crowley

Anne R. Hanley, Medicine, Knowledge and Venereal Diseases in England, 1886–1916. Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History.
Pamela J. Maddock

Nathan K. Hensley, Forms of Empire: The Poetics of Victorian Sovereignty
James Buzard 

Mark Hurst, British Human Rights Organisations and Soviet Dissent, 1965–1985.
Andrew Jones 

Anna Maria Jones and Rebecca N. Mitchell, eds. Drawing on the Victorians: The Palimpsest of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Graphic Texts. Series in Victorian Studies. 
Beth Palmer

Lara Karpenko and Shalyn Claggett , eds. Strange Science: Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age.
Monique R. Morgan

Janice Morphet, Beyond Brexit? How to Assess the UK's Future. Shorts Insights. Bristol
David Denver

Heather Noel-Smith and Lorna M. Campbell,   Hornblower's Historical Shipmates: The Young Gentlemen of Pellew's Indefatigable
Catherine Beck

Kim Price, Medical Negligence in Victorian Britain: The Crisis of Care under the English Poor Law, c.1834–1900. 
Matthew L. Newsom Kerr 

Kathryn Rix, Parties, Agents and Electoral Culture in England, 1880–1910. Studies in History. 
Josh Gibson








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





Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Volume 40, Issue 1, March 2018

Cecil E. Bohanon and Michelle Albert Vachris, Pride and Profit: The Intersection of Jane Austen and Adam Smith 
Heather King

Samuel Bostaph, Andrew Carnegie: An Economic Biography 
David Gindis 

James A. Harris, Hume: An Intellectual Biography
Ryu Susato

Michel De Vroey, A History of Macroeconomics: From Keynes to Lucas and Beyond 
Roger E. Backhouse  








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Law and History Review
​Volume 36 / Issue 1, February 2018

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Northern Scotland 
Volume: 6, Number: 1 (May 2015)

Alasdair Ross, The Kings of Alba, c.1000–c.1130
Neil McGuigan

Peter Anderson, The Stewart Earls of Orkney
Ian Peter Grohse

David Worthington, British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c.1560–1688. 
Martyna Mirecka

Barry Robertson, Lordship and Power in the North of Scotland: the Noble House of Huntly 1603–1690
Alexander D. Campbell

Allan Kennedy, Governing Gaeldom: The Scottish Highlands and the Restoration State, 1660–1688. 
David Worthington

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Karen J. Cullen, Famine in Scotland. The ‘Ill Years’ of the 1690s
Richard W. Hoyle

Anne Macleod, From An Antique Land. Visual Representations of the Highlands and Islands 1700–1880. 
Alastair J. Durie

Aaron Hoffman,The Temperance Movement in Aberdeen, Scotland, 1830–1845: ‘Distilled Death and Liquid Damnation’. 
David Beckingham

John H. McKay, Scotland's First Oil Boom. The Scottish Shale-Oil Industry, 1851–1914. 
Robin Mackie

A Swedish Field Trip to the Outer Hebrides: In Memory of Sven T. Kjellberg and Olof Hasslöf. 
Compiled and edited by Alexander Fenton with Mark A. Mulhern. 
Andrew G. Newby

Iain J. M. Robertson, Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars
James Hunter

Simon J. Potter, Broadcasting Empire. The BBC and the British World, 1922–1970. 
Marjory Harper

John A. Burnett, The Making of the Modern Scottish Highlands 1939–1965: Withstanding the ‘Colossus of Advancing Materialism’. 
Dr Catriona Mackie


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Past & Present
Volume 238, Issue 1, February 2018

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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 1 February 2018

Stephen Brogan, The Royal Touch in Early Modern England: Politics, Medicine, and Sin
Viktoria von Hoffmann

Joel Peter Eigen, Mad-Doctors in the Dock. Defending the Diagnosis, 1760–1913 
Jade Shepherd

Michael Zeheter, Epidemics, Empire and Environments: Cholera in Madras and Quebec City, 1818–1910
David McLean

Ornella Moscucci, Gender and Cancer in England, 1860–1948 
Agnes Arnold-Forster



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