IHR conference series

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.

Past and Future magazine

The 2014 autumn/winter edition of Past and Future includes articles from Paul Seaward (History of Parliament), Jane Winters (IHR) and Miles Taylor (outgoing IHR director).


Historical Research August 2014

Articles include: ‘You are what you eat’: historical changes in ideas about food and identity by Steven Shapin.

This article looks at the history and cultural significance of relations between food and personal and national identity.