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Healthcare in Ireland and Britain 1850-1970
D. S. Lucey and Virginia Crossman (eds.)

This volume explores developments in health and social care in Ireland and Britain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The central objectives are to highlight the role of voluntarism in healthcare, to examine healthcare in local and regional contexts, and to provide comparative perspectives. The collection is based on two interconnected and overlapping research themes: voluntarism and healthcare, and regionalism/localism and healthcare. It includes two synoptic overviews by leading authorities in the field, and ten case studies focusing on particular aspects of voluntary and/or regional healthcare in Ireland and Britain.

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Past and Future magazine

The IHR is hosting two major events related to archives this season: the winter conference on ‘The Production of the Archive’ and the Gerald Aylmer seminar on ‘The Experience of the Archive’. IHR Director Lawrence Goldman offers an overview of these.


Historical Research February 2016

Articles include: Writing the adulterous affair in England, c.1740–1830 by Sally Holloway and The representation and experience of English urban fire disasters, c.1580–1640 by John E. Morgan