Humanities Digital Library and open access

London's Women Historians

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.

IHR / RHS ‘New Historical Perspectives’ series

New Historical Perspectives is a scholarly series commissioned and edited by the Royal Historical Society (RHS), and published by the IHR. The series is open to early career scholars, and those who collaborate with early career researchers on edited collections or co-authored monographs. Works in the series will be published both as online open access publications (as part of the Humanities Digital Library) and in hard copy.

Open access and the IHR

Open access refers to the free access to and generally free reuse (usually with some restrictions) of published research. It represents a shift in attitudes about the dissemination and utility of research and the cost of access to readers and scholars. Selected books published by the IHR are now available as open access via the Humanities Digital Library.

IHR books on open access

Titles now available on open access include A History of the French in London, London and Beyond, and Gender and Historiography. A full listing of open access IHR books is available on the Humanities Digital Library.