Would you like to help shape the Bibliography of British and Irish History and help us include more diverse voices and perspectives in what we do? We’re looking to appoint several new members to our editorial board.

Editorial board members play a vital role in providing expert advice in the fields of historical research, university teaching, local history, libraries and archives to BBIH staff and the Bibliography’s publisher Brepols.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals at different career stages – working in any sector or context – and/or from individuals from under-represented groups, including those from minoritized ethnic groups, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and those who are ‘first generation’ in Higher Education. 

The closing date for applications is 11.59PM (GMT) on Friday 31 May 2024

Additional Information

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, you should send a short email to BBIH@sas.ac.uk, with the subject line ‘BBIH editorial board application’, including the following information:

  • a CV (no more than 3 pages) 
  • a statement of 200-400 words outlining your interest in the Bibliography and editorial board role. This should include detail of any relevant interests or experience (academic or otherwise).

About the BBIH editorial board

The editorial board’s role is to provide expert advice that will help shape the Bibliography’s strategy and activities (in areas such as: editorial policy and subject coverage, internships and placements, database interface, and marketing and promotional activity).

Current members of the editorial board.

Membership of the editorial board will involve attending one online meeting per year, usually in October.

There is no honorarium for members of the editorial board.


Informal enquiries about the roles, can be made to: Professor Roey Sweet, Academic Director (BBIH@sas.ac.uk)


Deadline for applications: 11.59PM (GMT) on Friday 31 May 2024.

About the Bibliography of British and Irish History

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with an internationally recognised resource for historical scholarship, learn new editorial skills, as well as stay informed of the latest academic developments in your research and/or teaching field.
BBIH is an essential tool for the study, research, and teaching of British and Irish history. It is the largest and most comprehensive guide available to what has been written about British and Irish history, from the early 1900s to the present. The Bibliography covers the history of the British Isles, the former empire and Commonwealth, the British world, and Britons’ activities on the global stage. 
It is an essential resource for study, research and teaching, providing up-to-date information (and links) on over 650,000 history books, articles, chapters, edited collections and theses. New records are added in three annual updates, with c.10,000 new publications added each year. These records are searchable by a wide range of facets including: title, author, chronology, date and form of publication, historical topic and geographical region.

The Bibliography is a research project of the UK’s Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Royal Historical Society (RHS), and is published by Brepols.

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Applications close at 11.59PM (GMT) on Friday 31 May 2024

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