Publications

The IHR is an established publisher of high-quality historical research. Its journal Historical Research is a leading scholarly title, first published in 1923. Print publications include the IHR’s conference series and research guides.

The IHR is also a leading contributor to Open Access publishing. The Humanities Digital Library, an OA platform for scholarly books, was launched in January 2017. The Institute also runs New Historical Perspectives, an OA monographs series with the Royal Historical Society.

Reviews in History provides expert assessments of the latest historical writing, while our magazine, Past and Future, offers news from the Institute.

Humanities Digital Library

This project emerged from the conference ‘London’s women historians: a celebration and a conversation’ held at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (IHR). The day ended with the launch of a portrait exhibition of 20 London women historians, now reproduced in this online exhibition.

Historical Research August 2017

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Articles include:

Getting out of jail: suicide, escape and release in late medieval and Renaissance Bologna by Trevor Dean

Between tension and rapprochement: Sunni-Shi‘ite relations in the pre-modern Ottoman period, with a focus on the eighteenth century by M. Sait Özervarlı

‘One of the best men of business we had ever met’: Thomas Drummond, the boundary commission and the 1832 Reform Act by Martin Spychal

Past and Future magazine

The centenary of the Russian Revolution inspires the cover image for this issue, as well as an article by Matthew Rendle, Guest Editor of a special issue of Historical Research on the same theme.

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IHR conference series

‘Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles’:
Octavia Hill, social activism, and the remaking of British society (eds.)

This volume reassesses the life and work of Octavia Hill, housing reformer, open space campaigner, co-founder of the National Trust, founder of the Army Cadet Force, and the first woman to be invited to sit on a royal commission