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New book series: Britain's Soldiers - Social and Cultural Histories of Britain's Military, 1660-1914

What was it like to be a soldier in Britain’s army in the redcoat era? While there is much written about wars, battles, tactics and fighting in this period, there is relatively little serious research on the nature of everyday military life. This new series aims to publish a range of interesting new books which explore a variety of questions about soldiering in this period.

Subjects covered will include who were the soldiers and the officers?; how did their careers develop?; their cultural attitudes, including the changing nature of masculinity; the growth of professionalism; how soldiers related to their families and wider society; changing approaches to military discipline and organisation; and much more.

The series will cover all the different forces of the British crown – the regular army, militia, home defence forces, part-time soldiers, auxiliaries; and officers, NCOs, rank and file, camp followers and military families. Besides studying the forces raised in Britain and Ireland, the series will also examine troops raised overseas including “foreign” units and forces recruited in the colonies and the Empire. Soldiering had a lifecycle – from recruit, to life as a soldier, then discharge and returning to the community, all of which could be repeated – the series overall aims to provide rich detail on exactly what this life was like.

New proposals and preliminary enquiries from prospective authors are welcomed. These should be sent in the first instance to the series editor, Kevin Linch.
 

Contact Info: 
Dr Kevin Linch, Series Editor
University of Leeds
Leeds

Contact Email: 
k.b.linch@leeds.ac.uk
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Manuscript by Esther Inglis at Folger
The Folger is happy to announce the acquisition of a "new" unrecorded manuscript by Esther Inglis, French/Scottish calligrapher. You can read about it on today's post to the Collation blog.



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 iformation, click here.





An Inventory of Puritan and Dissenting Records, 1640-1714 (2016)
Compiled by Mark Burden, Michael Davies, Anne Dunan-Page and Joel Halcomb.
The Inventory contains full bibliographical details of over 350 church books, account books, and register books belonging to Baptist, Congregational or Presbyterian churches during the later Stuart period. It also includes an ‘Introduction’, which examines important questions relating to the nomenclature and history of Puritan congregations. The Inventory is available to view via the Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English website. For more information about the project, please visit our research blog.



The Women Writers Project (WWP) is seeking collaborators for Intertextual Networks, a three-year, $290,000 project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and focusing on intertextuality in early women’s writing. Starting in October 2016, the WWP will begin work on this collabora-tive research initiative that will examine the citation and quot-ation practices of the authors represented in Women Writers Online(WWO) to explore and theorize the representation of intertextuality. 

For this project, the WWP will assemble a team that includes faculty, graduate students, and members of the WWP staff, representing a diverse set of perspectives and expertise. Each member of the collabor-ative group will pursue a per-sonal research project engag-ing with materials from WWO, to be published in Women Writers in Context,the WWP’s open-access publication series. Collaborators might develop research articles, short exhibits, visualizations, experimental encodings, and other explorations of inter-textuality. We will also be developing interface tools for exploring intertextual
connections and patterns. As part of this work, we will be undertaking a broad encoding of quotations and citations across the entire WWO collection, linking textual references to a comprehensive bibliography of sources, which we will make openly available
at the WWO Lab. We will also make a deeper exploration of subtler kinds of intertextual reference (such as allusion and parody) in a subset of the collection, to reveal the many ways in which the textual space reverberates with echoes and referential gestures. This deeper
 exploration will be strongly informed by the research of our scholarly collaborators and the particular projects they undertake.

For more details and to submit a proposal, click here.

Blogging Before Shakespeare
The Before Shakespeare website is now live and we would be pleased to hear of any proposals for 500-1000 word blog posts on the early years of the playhouses (up to around 1595). Inquiries or proposals can be emailed




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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. 


New Book: Educating English Daughters: Late Seventeenth-Century Debates. Edited by Frances Teague and Margaret J. M. Ezell. Associate Editor Jessica Walker. Bathsua Makin and Mary More with a reply to More by Robert Whitehall. 2016. Vol. 44. 978-0-86698-546-8; 201 pp.; softcover $34.95.


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The Stuart Successions database providing a searchable catalogue of the writing printed in response to moments of royal and protectoral succession over the long 17th century is now available to browse. The database is the outcome of the AHRC-funded Stuart Successions project undertaken in collaboration by the universities of Exeter and Oxford. Containing records for over 3000 examples of succession literature across several genres, including panegyric and elegy, sermon and pamphlet, address and proclamation, the database will help students of both literature and history to uncover new ways of understanding the relationship between literature, print, and politics during one of most tumultuous centuries in British history


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Announcing: The Curran Index
by Patrick Leary
I am very pleased to announce a major new edition of the Curran Index. Editor Gary Simons has made enormous progress in uncovering and publishing the identities of contributors to major Victorian magazines, now including a number of titles that were never part of the original Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals. Gary details his latest findings here.
Those not familiar with the Curran Index will want to read the introductory material on the website, and have a browse through the listings. Under Gary's editorship, the Index has expanded hugely since Eileen Curran and I first put it online over a dozen years ago, and now provides listings for about 7,500 contributions by some 1,000 authors. I would encourage anyone who works with 19th-century British periodicals to make use of -- and where possible to contribute to -- the work of the Index, which is in essence a continuation of the mission of the Wellesley. The foundational argument of this ongoing project is simply stated: knowing who wrote what matters. I would argue further that finding out who wrote the articles, poems, and stories in the Victorian press, which was so largely governed by the custom of anonymity, matters now more than ever, as the enormously varied output of that press has now become so much more accessible and explorable than it has ever been.  
If you are working on a particular author and believe that you have identified one or more previously unattributed works that were published in 19th-c. magazines or newspapers, please consider making those findings available to other scholars through the Curran Index. Gary Simons would love to hear from you; he can be reached by email.  By the same token, please drop him a note if you have any comments or suggestions about the Index. As with so many scholarly research projects, feedback of any kind is hard to come by, and always very welcome.
Many congratulations to Gary on his splendid work, which has made great strides even in the short time since this latest edition went live in December. I don't do much more than provide hosting space and encouragement to the Curran Index, but I'm very proud to be associated even in this minor way with a project of such great and lasting value to scholarship.

​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


Author wanted for All Things Victorian: An Encyclopedia of the Victorian World
ABC-CLIO is looking for someone to write or edit All Things Victorian: An Encyclopedia of the Victorian World. This reference work would be around 325,000 words and would contain roughly 120 alphabetically arranged entries on the material culture, social institutions, customs, places, and so forth related to the Victorian world. It would not cover historical figures. If interested, please email your c.v. to George Butler




THE GLOBAL IRISH DIASPORA
1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS August 15-19, 2017
University College DublinEarly Bird Discount for Registration
Available through April 30, 2017 -- register now at: http://ow.ly/v8E2309VAH9
The Early Bird conference registration fee (until April 30, 2017) for four days is 200 Euros, and 100 Euros for students, and can be paid online. Accommodation will be available on campus for those who wish to stay in UCD for the duration of the congress, and further details are available on the conference web site.
This is the inaugural congress in a triennial series that examines the histories, cultures, heritages and identities of Irish communities beyond Ireland's shores.

Proposals are still invited for RESEARCH PAPERS and/or SESSIONS and/or POSTERS. Join over 70 scholars who have already submitted paper and presentation proposals!



'Renaissance College: Corpus Christi College, Oxford in Context, c.1450-c.1600'
6-9 September 2017
Corpus Christi College, Oxford was founded, on humanistic principles, in 1517. Its fellows included specially-appointed lecturers in Latin literature, Greek and Theology and its new trilingual library featured works in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. Throughout the sixteenth century, Corpus was a major centre of learning and religion: it played host to the Spanish humanist, Juan Luis Vives and the German astronomer and mathematician, Nicholas Kratzer; its fellows included the Catholic reformer Reginald Pole and the Protestant thinkers John Jewel and Richard Hooker. In the College’s 500th anniversary year, we shall be holding a conference to discuss the wider context and implications of this remarkable foundation, exploring the inter-connected worlds of learning and education, prelacy and public service, charity and communal life, religion, literature and the arts, in Oxford and beyond, during a hundred-and-fifty year period of Renaissance and Reformation. There will be papers from Susan Brigden, Clive Burgess, Jeremy Catto, Paul Cavill, Alex Gajda, Anthony Grafton, Lucy Kaufman, Nicholas Hardy, Pamela King, Julian Reid, Richard Rex, Miri Rubin, David Rundle, Christopher Stray, Joanna Weinberg, Magnus Williamson, and William Whyte. A round table of Mordechai Feingold, Felicity Heal and Diarmaid MacCulloch, chaired by Keith Thomas, will bring proceedings to a close.
More details will become available over the next few months, but if you would like to make a provisional booking now, please contact sara.watson@ccc.ox.ac.uk; or, for more information about the academic aims and content of the conference, contact  john.watts@ccc.ox.ac.uk.





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​Edited Collection in Scottish Religious History - Call for Essay Submissions
The proposed collection of essays, After Disruption: Scottish Presbyterianism, the United Kingdom, and the Wider World seek to fill a significant gap in the existing historiography of nineteenth-century British religion. The Disruption of the Church of Scotland in 1843, which effectively split the Established Kirk in two and resulted in the formation of the Free Church, was an event of seismic proportions both within the United Kingdom and in the wider evangelical world. While the Disruption of 1843 and the preceding Ten Years’ Conflict has rightly dominated the historiography, historians need to give more attention needs to its short- and long-term aftermath. Hence the need for a volume of essays, bringing together the latest and most innovative research in this general field, which will provide fresh insight into the turbulent aftermath of the Disruption not only in Scotland but the rest of the United Kingdom and further afield. 

Regarding the aftermath of the Disruption within Scotland, we envisage that prospective essays will cover topics such as the impact of the schism on the Established Church, the Free Kirk, and wider Scottish Dissent. The years following the Disruption witnessed competing claims to the title of Scotland’s ‘national’ church from the Free and Established Churches, while the 1847 United Presbyterian union galvanised Scottish voluntaryism, culminating in union negotiations with the Free Kirk from 1863. English and Irish reactions are also of critical interest given the links between Scottish and Irish Presbyterians, the dominance of evangelicalism with English society, and the interest taken in the Scottish Disruption by both English Voluntaries and Churchmen. Further afield, the events of the Disruption and its aftermath were keenly watched by Presbyterians and other evangelicals in the United States of America and Canada. A significant controversy was provoked after the Disruption owing to the Free Church’s links with proslavery denominations in the United States, which has already proved to be a fruitful field of historical investigation. The missionary zeal of the Free Church in the wider British Empire is a subject of wide interest to both historians of religion and imperialism. 


This collection of essays will cover various crucial themes related to the aftermath of the Scottish Disruption. These include church-state relations, politics, anti-Catholicism, cultural and national identity, colonialism, home rule, slavery and abolitionism, race, missions, gender, class, Anglo-American relations, inter-denominational relations, social history, theology, and secularization. Such themes are indicative of the global impact of what has often been regarded as a parochial Scottish affair. It is the purpose of this collection of essays to draw attention to the far-reaching implications social, cultural, religious, and political implications of the Scottish Disruption for both the United Kingdom and the wider world.


If you are interested in submitting a proposal for an essay to this collection, which will be published by a major university press, please contact the editors via e-mail by 20 July 2017. The editors of this collection are Dr. Daniel Ritchie and Ryan Mallon. 



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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. 2016)

Jonathan Culpeper, History of English
Marc Fryd
Review

Stephen Games, Pevsner : The BBC Years : Listening to the Visual Arts 
Elizabeth Darling
Review

Paul L. Knox, London : Architecture, Building and Social Change 
Timothy Brittain-Catlin
Review

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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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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 Englan
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





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 

​Nigel Saul, Lordship and Faith: the English Gentry and the Parish Church in the Middle Ages.
Robert Swanson
Review
Response

Amy Froide, Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain’s Financial Revolution, 1690-1750
Helen Paul
Review

Karen Sonnelitter, Charity Movements in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Philanthropy and Improvement. 
James Kelly
Review







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 38 - Issue 02 - June 2016

Daniel Carey, ed., Money and Political Economy in the Enlightenment. 
Helen Julia Paul

John E. King, David Ricardo 
Terry Peach

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, Fighting Market Failure: Collected Essays in the Cambridge Tradition of Economics 
Alain Marciano



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




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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