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As many of you will already have heard, J.M. Beattie died of cancer on 12 July 2017. John's family have created a lovely memorial page, which allows people to upload their memories of this remarkable historian.



Sydney Newman – Producing Television and Film Across Borders
Probably best known as the creator of the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, Sydney Newman played a significant role in the production of television and film both in his native Canada and in the United Kingdom. . .While his ‘claim to fame’ might very well be as creator of Doctor Who and Avengers, he also worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as Supervising director of features, documentaries and outside broadcasts. . . 


This peer-reviewed collection seeks to understand Sydney Newman’s career in both Canada and in Britain. . .This includes providing an understanding of the world of broadcast television and film, in both countries during the 50s-70s, and the visions of culture he articulated in his work. Articles can deal with specific aspects of his career, specific institutions, specific programs he developed, his influence as a producer/ filmmaker, or administrator. Biographical articles are also welcome. The aim is that the collection taken as a whole will provide a balanced analysis of his varied career in two countries during periods of significant development and change in the entertainment industry of both. . .


 Proposals should be approximately two hundred words, and sent to gilliandoctor@gmail.com by the 30th of September 2017.  A decision will be communicated by the 30th of November, and final articles should be submitted by the 15 July 2017.




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.





New fellowship in honor of Margaret Hannay.
We’re proud to announce the creation of a new fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library. In partnership with the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, the Folger Institute will offer a fellowship to scholars working on studies of women, genders, and/or sexualities in the early modern world, who can demonstrate a clear need to utilize the Folger’s collections. This $2500 award will allow a scholar to spend one month in residence at the Folger. For more information, click here.




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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.


Exhibition: The Land without Music: Satirizing Song in Eighteenth-Century England
March 1 to September 29, 2017
Curated by Amy Dunagin, Postdoctoral Associate, European Studies Council, Yale University, and Managing Editor, Eighteenth-Century Studies
Exhibition open Wednesdays 2 - 4:30 pm and by appointment.
View exhibition brochure
The Lewis Walpole Library
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Music pervaded public and private spaces in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England; yet, in 1904, German critic Oscar Adolf Hermann Schmitz, heightening long-standing aspersions, dismissed England as a “land without music.” This unflattering epithet pointed to England’s meager contributions to the western musical canon during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—no English Gluck, Mozart, or Verdi; no English operatic or symphonic tradition that could rival those that flourished on the continent. The English, critics like Schmitz suggested, were importers rather than producers—tasteless consumers and dilettantes rather than discerning, proficient practitioners. This view did not originate with continental nationalists; in the eighteenth century the English often presented themselves as uniquely unmusical in print and in visual satire. At once self-effacing and boastful, this representation asserted a national character too sensible, too chaste, too sober to permit the excesses of musical genius. Bringing together satirical prints and documents pertaining to English music makers and listeners, this exhibition explores English attitudes toward music as lascivious, feminine, foreign, frivolous, and distinctly un-English



NACBS STERN GRANT 2017 COMPETITION
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS TO ATTEND THE NACBS CONFERENCE
The NACBS is pleased to announce that it will, once again, offer Stern Grants in 2017. Please read below for details.

The NACBS STERN GRANT is intended to provide financial assistance for graduate students who attend the annual NACBS meeting. Recipients may receive up to $500 in reimbursement for travel, lodging, and registration costs incurred as a result of attendance. 

Guidelines for applicants:

  • You must be a graduate student in good standing at a Ph.D.- granting degree program in British studies and a member of the NACBS. 
  • You must provide a justification for your attendance at the annual meeting and a budget of expenses.
  • Your faculty advisor, who also must be a member of the NACBS, is required to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Procedures for application:

  • Please submit your request for funds by email to the Executive Secretary under the subject line: Stern Grant Application. Your request should include the following information: your name, postal address, email address, and telephone number; the Ph.D. program in which you are enrolled; the name of your faculty advisor; your purpose in attending the NACBS meeting; an estimated budget of expenses.  
  • In addition, request that your faculty advisor send a letter of recommendation to the Executive Secretary by email, again with the subject line: Stern Grant Application. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are panelists on the NACBS program and/or are award recipients. Awardees must submit to the Executive Secretary and Treasurer all receipts for reimbursement within one month of the end of the annual meeting.
  • Application deadline: October 15, 2017 
  • Applications and letters of recommendation must be emailed to:
Professor Paul Deslandes
Executive Secretary, NACBS
Department of History
University of Vermont
133 South Prospect St.
Wheeler House
Burlington, VT 05405
paul.deslandes@uvm.edu


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The sixth Law and Governance in Britain Conference, co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Faculty of Law, Western University, will take place on 20-21 October 2017. Location: Royal Dockyard Church Lecture Theatre, Chatham, ME4 4TE. This conference focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. Information about the event, including the programme and registration details, will be found here.The conference opens with a roundtable on the work of J.M. Beattie, featuring panellists Donna Andrew, Douglas Hay, and Nicholas Rogers.



2018 NACBS-HUNTINGTON LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION
The NACBS, in collaboration with the Huntington Library, offers annually the NACBS-HUNTINGTON LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP to aid in dissertation research in British Studies using the collections of the library. The amount of the fellowship is $3000. A requirement for holding the fellowship is that the time of tenure be spent in residence at the Huntington Library. The time of residence varies, but may be as brief as one month. Applicants must be U. S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U. S. or Canadian institution.

Nominations and applications for the 2018 award are invited. Please note that the applications are due on November 15, 2017. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a description of the dissertation research project, and two supporting letters (one from the applicant's dissertation advisor). The letters should include a description of the materials to be consulted at the Huntington and the reason that these are essential sources for the dissertation.

A copy of the c.v. and the description of the dissertation project should be sent electronically via e-mail (as a single WORD or PDF file) to each member of the Huntington Library Fellowship Committee listed below. Letters of recommendation should be sent electronically as well to each committee member directly by the referee. The application file should be named (APPLICANT’S LAST NAME_Application) and letters of recommendation should be named (APPLICANT’S LAST NAME_Letter). Materials must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM on November 15, 2017. Awards will be announced by January 30, 2018.

Applicants for the NACBS fellowship are also welcome to apply to supplement that award with a short-term award from the Huntington Library itself under the terms of its own fellowship competition, the closing date for which is also November 15, 2017. See here for more info.  Send application materials to:

Chair: Professor Robert Travers
Cornell University
Department of History
450 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

Professor Ted McCormick
Department of History
Concordia University
LB-1001.01 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W
Montréal, QC H3G 1M8 CANADA

Professor Olivia Weisser
History Department
University of Massachusetts, Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125 




Graduate Research Fellowship Opportunity
The Florida Atlantic University Libraries and the Huntington Library are jointly offering three new short-term academic research fellowships. Applications are encouraged from advanced humanities graduate students in fields related to the collections, which are particularly strong in Anglo-American political philosophy, the American and French revolutions, the English Civil War, and religion and reform movements. Further information can be found here. Deadline: November 30, 2017




The Politics of the Countryside, from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century
Winter conference of the British Agricultural History Society
Saturday 2 December 2017, 10.00-4.30.
Institute for Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1

This is a one-day conference addressing political actors and actions in the countryside from medieval to modern times in Britain. Papers will examine disputes over commons in late medieval England; the politics of improvement and anti-improvement in seventeenth-century drainage; the agricultural labourer in the light of nineteenth-century racial politics; and the politics of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. There will also be a roundtable on current approaches to categorizing and understanding the history of rural politics.

Speakers are Maïka de Keyser (Utrecht University), Elly Robson (University of Cambridge), Carl Griffin (University of Sussex), Matthew Kelly (Northumbria University, Briony MacDonagh (University of Hull), Calre Griffiths (Cardiff University) and Chris Briggs (University of Cambridge).

The cost of the conference is £30 (with lunch) or £15 (without lunch). To register and view the full program, click here.  For queries please contact Paul Warde.



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Britain and the World 
Volume: 9, Number: 2 (September, 2016) 

Andrew M. Roe, Waging War in Waziristan: The British Struggle in the Land of Bin Laden, 1849–1947

Sarah Dry, The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts

Lee Jackson, Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth 

Philip J. Stern and Carl Wennerlind (eds), Mercant-ilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and its Empire 

Nick Carter (ed.), Britain, Ireland and the Italian Risorgimento
David I. Kertzer

Warren Dockter, Churchill and the Islamic World: Orientalism, Empire and Diplomacy in the Middle East 
Antoine Capet 

Mark G. Hanna, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570–1740 
Jeremy Black

Janet Polasky, Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World 
Mark Philp

Guy Woodward, Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War 
Tom Walker 

Jeremy Black, The British Empire: A History and a Debate 
John M. MacKenzie 



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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 (Sept. 2017

Jonathan Black, Winston Churchill in British Art, 1900 to the Present Day 
 Antoine Capet

Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, The 1916 Irish Rebellion
Christophe Gillissen

Geoffrey Evans & James Tilley, The New Politics of Class : The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class  
Pat Thane

Mark Goldie, Roger Morrice and the Puritan Whigs
Rémy Duthille

Valerie B. Parkhouse, Memorializing the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 : Militarization of the Landscape : Monuments and Memorials in Britain 
Gilles Teulié




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Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
Volume 85 / Issue 4, December 2016

Carlos M.N. Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450–1650
Howard Louthan

Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World. Edited by Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin and Robert Armstrong 
R. B. Levis

William J. Bulmer, Anglican Enlightenment: Orientalism, Religion and Politics in England and its Empire, 1648–1715. Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.
Marcus Harmes

Stephen R. Berry, A Path in the Mighty Waters: Shipboard Life & Atlantic Crossings to the New World. 
William E. Van Vugt

S. Bryn Roberts, Puritanism and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Ministry and Theology of Ralph Venning, c.1621–1674.  
Abram Van Engen  



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 30 - Issue 03 - December 2015

R. Houston, Bride Ales and Penny Weddings: Recreations, Reciprocity and Regions in Britain from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century 
MARK HAILWOOD

Mo Moulton, Ireland and the Irish in Interwar England
MARC MULHOLLAND

Paul Slack, The Invention of Improvement: Information and Material Progress in Seventeenth-Century England.
S. J. THOMPSON

Roderick Floud, Jane Humphries and Paul Johnson (editors), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, 2nd edition, volume 1: 1700–1870; and volume 2: 1870 to the Present 
CARSTEN BURHOP

Chris Briggs, P. M. Kitson and S. J. Thompson (editors), Population, Welfare and Economic Change in Britain 1290–1834 
PAUL SLACK




Cultural History 
Volume: 5, Number: 1 (April, 2016) 

Allen J. Frantzen, Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England 
Irina A. Dumitrescu


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Early Music
Volume 44, Issue 4, 1 November 2016

no reviews relevant to British History in this issue




English Historical Review
Volume 132 Issue 554, February 2017

Review article
The Many Lives of Margaret Thatcher 
Robert Saunders

J. Barlow, R. Bryant, C. Heighway, C. Jeens and D. Smith, with G. Fowlie and L. Keen, Edward II: His Last Months and His Monument
Phillipp R. Schofield

Political Society in Later Medieval England: A Festschrift for Christine Carpenter, ed. Benjamin Thompson and John Watts
David Grummitt

Elina Screen, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Norwegian Collections, Parts I (Vol. 65) and II (Vol. 66)
N. Myrberg Burström

The Growth of Royal Government under Henry III, ed. David Crook and Louise J. Wilkinson 
J.R. Maddicott

Antonia Gransden, A History of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, 1257–1301: Simon of Luton and John of Northwold
James G. Clark

Rebecca Pinner, The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia 
Julian Luxford

D.M. Palliser, Medieval York: 600–1540
David X. Carpenter

Arthur Bahr, Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London
Rachel E. Moss

Jonathan Sumption, The Hundred Years War. Volume IV: Cursed Kings
David Green

John Page’s ‘The Siege of Rouen’: London, British Library MS Egerton 1995, ed. Joanna Bellis 
L. Crombie

Sebastian Sobecki, Unwritten Verities: The Making of England’s Vernacular Legal Culture, 1463–1549
Paul Cavill

Gerard Kilroy, Edmund Campion: A Scholarly Life
Andrew Hadfield

Russell M. Lawson, The Sea Mark: Captain John Smith’s Voyage to New England
Catherine Armstrong

J. Sears McGee, An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D’Ewes
Lloyd Bowen

Helmer J. Helmers, The Royalist Republic: Literature, Politics and Religion in the Anglo-Dutch Public Sphere  
Esther van Raamsdonk

Michael Hunter, Boyle Studies: Aspects of the Life and Thought of Robert Boyle (1627–91) 
Stephen Pumfrey

Ingrid H. Tague, Animal Companions: Pets and Social Change in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Helen Cowie

Silke Strickrodt, Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World: The Western Slave Coast c.1550–c.1885
Akinwumi Ogundiran

Atle L. Wold, Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792—1802
Bob Harris

Heather Shore, London’s Criminal Underworlds, c.1720–c.1930: A Social and Cultural History 
Paul Lawrence

David Vincent, I Hope I Don’t Intrude: Privacy and its Dilemmas in Nineteenth-Century Britain 
Ian Cawood

Brian Jenkins, Lord Lyons: A Diplomat in an Age of Nationalism and War 
David Brown

David Cesarani, Disraeli: The Novel Politician
J.P. Parry

Sarah Roddy, Population, Providence and Empire: The Churches and Emigration from Nineteenth-Century Ireland 
Virginia Crossman

Noel Thompson, Social Opulence and Private Restraint: The Consumer in British Socialist Thought since 1800
Lawrence Black

David Howell, Mosley and British Politics 1918–32: Oswald’s Odyssey 
Gary Love

Peter Scott, The Making of the Modern British Home: The Suburban Semi and Family Life between the Wars 
Deborah Sugg Ryan

Guy Woodward, Culture, Northern Ireland and the Second World War 
Tomás Finn

Andrew Fitzmaurice, Sovereignty, Property, and Empire, 1500–2000  
Craig Yirush

Durham Cathedral: History, Fabric and Culture, ed. David Brown 
Robin Darwall-Smith

Jill A. Franklin, Bernard Nurse and Pamela Tudor-Craig, Catalogue of Paintings in the Collection of the Society of Antiquaries of London  
D.M. Palliser

In Next Issue

John D. Niles, The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066–1901: Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past
Ben Snook

Richard S. Kay, The Glorious Revolution and the Continuity of Law
Grant Tapsell

Marine Insurance: Origins and Institutions, 1300–1850, ed. A.B. Leonard 
Anne L. Murphy

Kenneth O. Morgan, My Histories
R.J.W Evans

Records of Early English Drama: Civic London to 1558, ed. Anne Lancashire 
Ian W. Archer

The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World, ed. Maren Clegg Hyer and Gale R. Owen-Crocker
John Blair

Karl Gunther, Reformation Unbound: Protestant Visions of Reform in England, 1525–1590
Jonathan Willis

Tessa Whitehouse, The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent, 1720–1800
D.W. Bebbington

Julie V. Gottlieb, ‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain
Jennifer Davey

The Cartulary of St Leonard’s Hospital, York: Rawlinson Volume, ed. David X Carpenter 
​Nicholas Karn

Caitriona Clear, Women’s Voices in Ireland: Women’s Magazines in the 1950s and 1960s
Maria Luddy

Economic Direction and Generational Change in Twentieth-Century Britain: The Case of the Scottish Coalfields
Jim Phillips

Miriam Elizabeth Burstein, Victorian Reformations: Historical Fiction and Religious Controversy, 1820–1900
Rosemary Mitchell

Crawford Gribben and Scott Spurlock, Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1600–1800
John Donoghue

Andrew Lownie, Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess 
Matthew Hughes

Gillian Sutherland, In Search of the New Woman: Middle-Class Women and Work in Britain 1870–1914
Laura Schwartz

Paul Webster, King John and Religion
Sophie Ambler

James Nott, Going to the Palais: A Social and Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960
A Bartie

Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book, ed. David Roffe and K.S.B. Keats-Rohan 
Judith A Green

Scottish Episcopal Acta, I: The Twelfth Century, ed. Norman Shead 
Julia Barrow

Donnacha Sean Lucey, The End of the Irish Poor Law?: Welfare and Healthcare Reform in Revolutionary and Independent Ireland
Maria Luddy

Adrian Williamson, Conservative Economic Policymaking and the Birth of Thatcherism, 1964–1979, 
Peter Sloman

Yuichi Akae, A Mendicant Sermon Collection from Composition to Reception: The Novum opus dominicale of John Waldeby, OESA
F G Hill

Peasants and Lords in the Medieval English Economy: Essays in Honour of Bruce M.S. Campbell, ed. Maryanne Kowaleski, John Langdon and Phillipp R. Schofield 
Ian Forrest

Berny Sèbe, Heroic Imperialists in Africa: The Promotion of British and French Colonial Heroes, 1870–1939
Justin D Livingstone

Language in Medieval Britain: Networks and Exchanges: Proceedings of the 2013 Harlaxton Symposium, ed. Mary Carruthers 
Helen Cooper

Adam Chapman, Welsh Soldiers in the Later Middle Ages, 1282–1422 
David Green

Peter Lake and Isaac Stephens, Scandal and Religious Identity in Early Stuart England: A Northamptonshire Maid’s Tragedy
Alastair Bellany

Alban Hood, From Repatriation to Revival: Continuity and Change in the English Benedictine Congregation 1795–1850
Maurice Whitehead

Westminster, I: The Art, Architecture and Archaeology of the Royal Abbey and II: The Art, Architecture and Archaeology of the Royal Palace, ed. Warwick Rodwell and Tim Tatton-Brown
William Chester Jordan

Nile Green,The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London 
N Chatterjee

Authority, Gender and Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern England, ed. Susan Broomhall
Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder, ed. Susan Broomhall 
Eric Josef Carlson

Robert Appelbaum, Terrorism Before the Letter: Mythography and Political Violence in England, Scotland, and France 1559–1642
Alastair Bellany

Devotional Culture in Late Medieval England and Europe: Diverse Imaginations of Christ’s Life, ed. Stephen Kelly and Ryan Perry 
Sarah McKeon

Andrew Sneddon, Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland 
Raymond Gillespie

Juliana Dresvina, A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England 
Katherine L French

Ángel Alloza Aparicio, Diplomacia caníbal: España y Gran Bretaña en la pugna por el dominio del mundo, 1638–1660
John Edwards

Sally Sheard, The Passionate Economist: How Brian Abel-Smith Shaped Global Health and Social Welfare.
Julia Moses











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

The Scots College, Spain, 1767–1780: Memoirs of the Translation of the 
Gerard Bogan

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

Jonathan Healey, The First Century of Welfare: Poverty and Poor Relief in Lancashire, 1620-1730.
David Hitchcock 
Review

Laurence Lux-Sterritt, English Benedictine Nuns in Exile in the Seventeenth Century  
Kristof Smeyers
Review

Tom Crook,  Governing Systems: Modernity and the Making of Public Health in England, 1830–1910.
Christopher Hamlin
Review
Author 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 







Journal of British Studies
Volume 56 / Issue 1, January 2017

Joanna Bellis, The Hundred Years War in Literature, 1337–1600. 
Denise N. Baker

Martin Brett and David A. Woodman , eds. The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past. Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland. 
Elaine Treharne

Antony Buxton, Domestic Culture in Early Modern England. Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History 24.
Laurie Ellinghausen

Norma Clarke, Brothers of the Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street. 
Melissa Bailes

Tarnya Cooper et al., eds., Painting in Britain, 1500–1630: Production, Influences, and Patronage
Sara Trevisan

James Daybell and Andrew Gordon , eds., Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain. Material Texts
Eve Tavor Bannet

Katherine Eggert,  Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England. 
Miranda Wilson

Peter Elmer, Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England
Gary K. Waite

Chris Given-Wilson . Henry IV. The Yale English Monarchs Series. 
Jonathan Good

Richard Huscroft, Tales from the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire
Stephen Marritt

Mark A. Hutchinson, Calvinism, Reform and the Absolutist State in Elizabethan Ireland. Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World 20. 
Rory Rapple

Heather Kerr, David Lemmings, and Robert Phiddian, eds., Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture: Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain.
Jeanne Britton 

Dmitri Levitin, Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science: Histories of Philosophy in England, c. 1640–1700. Ideas in Context 113. 
Ted McCormick 

Danielle McCormack,  The Stuart Restoration and the English in Ireland. Irish Historical Monographs. 
Mark Williams

Femke Molekamp, Women and the Bible in Early Modern England: Religious Reading and Writing
Sharon Arnoult

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

Deirdre Ní Chuanacháin, Utopianism in Eighteenth-Century Ireland
Artur Blaim

Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin and Robert Armstrong, eds., Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World
D. Densil Morgan

Murray Pittock, Culloden. Great Battles. 
Geoffrey Plank

Lois G. Schwoerer, Gun Culture in Early Modern England
Nate Probasco

Cathryn Spence, Women, Credit, and Debt in Early Modern Scotland. Gender in History. 
Jane Whittle 

W. R. Streitberger, The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's Court Theatre
Catherine Loomis

Frances Timbers, The Magical Adventures of Mary Parish: The Occult World of Seventeenth-Century London. Early Modern Studies 16.
Malcolm Gaskill 

Paul Webster,  King John and Religion. Studies in the History of Medieval Religion.
Janet Burton 

C. M. Woolgar, The Culture of Food in England, 1200–1500. 
Joel T. Rosenthal 

Kieran Allen, 1916 : Ireland's Revolutionary Tradition
Mark McCarthy

Sarah Amato, Beastly Possessions: Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture
Barbara K. Seeber 

Colin Barr and Hilary M. Carey , eds., Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750–1950
Michael P. Carroll

Richard Bourke and Ian McBride, eds., The Princeton History of Modern Ireland
Vernon Bogdanor 

Peter J. Capuano,  Changing Hands: Industry, Evolution, and the Reconfiguration of the Victorian Body. 
Susan Zlotnick

Gilly Carr, Paul Sanders, and Louise Willmot, Protest, Defiance, and Resistance in the Channel Islands: German Occupation, 1940–1945
Daniel Travers 

Stephen Casper,  The Neurologists: A History of a Medical Specialty in Modern Britain, c. 1789–2000
Anne Stiles 

David Cesarani,  Disraeli: The Novel Politician. Yale Jewish Lives. 
Frederick M. Schweitzer 

Gowan Dawson, Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Michael D. Barton 

Thomas Dixon, Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears
Gary Kuchar 

Neil Faulkner, Lawrence of Arabia's War: The Arabs, the British, and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI. 
Stephen E. Tabachnick

Eric Gidal, Ossianic Unconformities: Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age. Under the Sign of Nature. 
Janet Sorensen

Robert T. Harrison, Britain in the Middle East, 1619–1971
Zach Levey

Allan Hepburn, ed., Around 1945: Literature, Citizenship, Rights
Bridget Chalk

Geoff Horn, Crossing the Floor: Reg Prentice and the Crisis of British Social Democracy.
Dean Blackburn 

Philip Howell, At Home and Astray. The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain.
Pauline Macadré 

James Kirb,  Historians and the Church of England: Religion and Historical Scholarship, 1870–1920. Oxford Historical Monographs. 
Michael Bentley

Murray Stewart Leith and Duncan Sim eds., The Modern Scottish Diaspora: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives.
Richard J. Finlay 

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Michael Meranze and Saree Makdisi, eds., Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution. UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series 23. 
Brendan Gillis

John Mullen, The Show Must Go On! Popular Song in Britain during the First World War. Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series. 
Kate Guthrie

Jane Platt, Subscribing to Faith? The Anglican Parish Magazine, 1859–1929. Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700–2000. 
Margaret Beetham

Thomas A. Prendergast, Poetical Dust: Poets’ Corner and the Making of Britain. Haney Foundation Series. 
Samantha Matthews 

James Quinn, Young Ireland and The Writing of Irish History.
John Morrow

Jeff Rosen, Julia Margaret Cameron's ‘Fancy Subjects’: Photographic Allegories of Victorian Identity and Empire
Jennifer Green-Lewis 

Caroline Shaw, Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief
Jordanna Bailkin

Marc W. Steinberg, England's Great Transformation: Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution
Joyce Burnette 

Barbara Tomlinson, Commemorating the Seafarer: Monuments, Memorials and Memory.
Jennifer L. Speelman  

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The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Volume 67 - Issue 02 - April 2016

The Anglo-Saxon psalter. By M. J. Toswell. 
Francis Leneghan

Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England. Adopting and adapting saints’ Lives into Old English prose (c. 950–1150). Edited by Loredana Lazzari, Patrizia Lendinara and Claudia Di Sciacca
Paul Cavill

English Episcopal Acta, XLIII: Coventry and Lichfield, 1215–1256; XLIV: Coventry and Lichfield, 1256–1295. Edited by J. H. Denton and P. M. Hoskin. 
John Hudson

University education of the parochial clergy in medieval England. The Lincoln diocese, c.1300–c.1350. By Donald F. Logan.
Michael Robson

The prelate in England and Europe, 1300–1560. Edited by Martin Heale. 
Alison K. McHardy

Translating resurrection. The debate between William Tyndale and George Joye in its historical and theological context. By Gergely M. Juhász. 
Jonathan Reimer
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Politics, gender, and belief. The long-term impact of the Reformation. Essays in memory of Robert M. Kingdon. Edited by Amy Nelson Burnett, Kathleen M. Comerford and Karin Maag
David Gehring

Metrical psalmody in print and practice. English singing psalms and Scottish psalm buiks, c. 1547–1640. By Timothy Duguid. 
Jonathan Willis

Calvinism, reform and the absolutist state in Elizabethan Ireland. By Mark A. Hutchinson. 
Henry A. Jefferies

Charles I and the people of England. By David Cressy. 
Noah Millstone

Richard Baxter's ‘Reformed Liturgy’. A Puritan alternative to the Book of Common Prayer. By Glen J. Segger.
Judith Maltby

The letterbooks of John Evelyn, I: British Library Add MS 78298; II: British Library Add MS 78299. Edited by Douglas D. C. Chambers and David Galbraith
C. D. C. Armstrong

The Christian monitors. The Church of England and the age of benevolence, 1680–1730. By Brent S. Sirota. 
Mark Goldie

Anglican clergy in Australia, 1788–1850. Building a British world. By Michael Gladwin. 
Rowan Strong

An Anglican British world. The Church of England and the expansion of the settler empire, c.1790–1860. By Joseph Hardwick. 
Gareth Atkins

Bishop McIlvaine, slavery, Britain and the Civil War. By Richard W. Smith. 
Ryan J. Butler

Theology and society in three cities. Berlin, Oxford and Chicago, 1800–1914. By Mark D. Chapman. 
Daniel Inman

Philanthropy and the funding of the Church of England, 1856–1914. By Sarah Flew.
W. M. Jacob

Evangelicalism and the Church of England in the twentieth century. Reform, resistance and renewal. Edited by Andrew Atherstone and John Maiden.
Mark Hutchinson

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The Journal of Economic History
Volume 77 / Issue 3, August 2017


Peter Razzell, Mortality, Marriage and Population Growth in England, 1550–1850.  
Neil Cummins


The Later Medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem: Mapping the Medieval Countryside and Rural Society. Edited by Michael Hicks
Stephen H. Rigby


Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus,  The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica.
Craig Palsson





Journal of Scottish Historical Studies
Volume: 36, Number: 1 (May, 2016)                                                                                                     Esther Breitenbach, Linda Fleming, S. Karly Kehoe and Lesley Orr (eds), Scottish Women A Documentary History, 1780–1914 
Andrea Thomson

Barry Robertson. Royalists at War in Scotland and Ireland, 1638–1650 
Mark Williams

Ian Levitt (ed.), Treasury Control and Public Expenditure in Scotland, 1885–1979 
Neil Rollings

Morrice McCrae, Saving the Army, The Life of Sir John Pringle 
​Simon Harold Walker

 E. Patricia Dennison, Stuart Eydmann, Annie Lyell, Michael Lynch &  Simon Stronach, Painting the Town. Scottish Urban History in Art 
John Morrison

Scottish History Society, Miscellany of the Scottish History Society 
A.M. Allen

James Mitchell, The Scottish Question 
Paul Cairney

Brian Bonnyman, The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland 
Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Julian Goodare (ed.), Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters 
Edward Bever

Micheál Ó Siochrú & Jane Ohlmeyer (eds), Ireland: 1641. Context and reactions 
John R. Young

Adrian Greenwood, Victoria's Scottish Lion. The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde 
 Annie Tindley

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Journal of Social History
Volume 50 Issue 4, June 2017

Barbour’s Bruce and its Cultural Contexts: Politics, Chivalry and Literature in Late Medieval Scotland. Edited by Steven Boardman and Susan Foran 
Elizabeth Hanna

Nancy W. Ellenberger, Balfour’s World: Aristocracy and Political Culture and the Fin de Siècle. 
Amy Milne-Smith

James Fox, British Art and the First World War, 1914–1924. 
Zoë Thomas

Building the Atlantic Empires: Unfree Labor and Imperial States in the Political Economy of Capitalism, ca. 1500–1914. Edited by John Donoghue and Evelyn P. Jennings 
Jeremy Adelman

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




Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Volume 39 / Issue 1, March 2017

Hont Istvan, Politics in Commercial Society: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith, Edited by Kapossy Béla and Sonenscher Michael 
Benoît Walraevens  

Evensky Jerry, Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations: A Reader’s Guide 
Shinji Nohara

Hale Piers J., Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England
Maxine Montaigne 
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Law and History Review
Volume 34 - Issue 02 - May 2016

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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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Rural History
Volume 27 - Issue 01 - April 2016

Mark Bailey, The Decline of Serfdom in Late Medieval England: From Bondage to Freedom
Phillipp R. Schofield

Nigel Everett, The Woods of Ireland: A History, 700–1800
Charles Watkins

Jane Platt, ed., The Diocese of Carlisle, 1814–1855: Chancellor Walter Fletcher's ‘Diocesan Book’, with additional material from Bishop Percy's parish notebooks
Sarah Rose

K. Price, Medical Negligence in Victorian Britain: The Crisis of Care under the English Poor Law, c. 1834–1900.
Samantha A. Shave

Brian Short, The Battle of the Fields: Rural Community and Authority in Britain during the Second World War. 
John Martin



​Scottish Historical Review
Volume 96, Number: 1 (April, 2017) 

Ross, Land Assessment and Lordship in Medieval
Northern Scotland 
Alex Woolf

Turpie, Kind Neighbours: Scottish Saints and Society in the Later Middle Ages
Andrea Ruddick

Martin, The Maitland Quarto: A New Edition of Cambridge, Magdalene 
J. Derrick McClure 

Mason and Reid (eds), Andrew Melville (1545–1642): Writings, Reception, and Reputation 
Jane Stevenson

MacCoinnich, Plantation and Civility in the North Atlantic World: The Case of the Northern Hebrides, 1570–1639 
Thomas Brochard 

Spence, Women, Credit, and Debt in Early Modern Scotland 
Rebecca Mason

Wilks, Of Neighing Coursers and of Trumpets Shrill: A Life of Richard, 1st Lord Dingwall and Earl of Desmond (c. 1570–1628) 
Blake I. Campbell

Powell, The Crisis of British Protestantism. Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638–44 
Scott Spurlock

Stewart, Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637–1651 
Micheál Ó Siochrú

Whitley, A Great Grievance: Ecclesiastical Lay Patronage in Scotland until 1750 
Chris R. Langley

Finlay, Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland 
J.D. Ford

Carr, Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth-Century Scotland and Plassart, The Scottish Enlightenment and the French Revolution 
Robin Mills 

Grace, Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson 
Isabella Jackson 

Cooke, Stanley: From Arkwright Village to Commuter Suburb, 1784–2015 
Sally Tuckett

Devine, Independence or Union: Scotland's Past and Scotland's Present 
Kevin Guyan 




Social History of Medicine
Volume 30 Issue 2, May 2017

Victoria Bates, Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts
Seth Stein LeJacq

Chris Millard , A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing  
Leigh Dale
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