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New Historical Perspectives

New Historical Perspectives is an Open Access books series commissioned by the Royal Historical Society and published as an imprint of the IHR by the University of London Press.

The series enables early career researchers to publish monographs or edited collections in print and Open Access formats, without author charges. The first book was published in late 2019. Five further titles will appear in 2020.

NEW: Edward Owens, 'The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53'

'The Family Firm' presents the first major analysis of the public projection of the British monarchy’s media image from the 1930s

Published: 15 October 2019

FORTHCOMING: Sam Manning, 'Cinemas and Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom, 1945-65'

Charts and explains the decline in cinema attendance, and locates new patterns of entertainment in regional and national context.

Published: 31 March 2020

FORTHCOMING: 'Civilian Specialists at War. Britain's Transport Experts and the First World War'

By Christopher Phillips

Published: 30 April 2020

FORTHCOMING: 'Individuals and Institutions in Medieval Scholasticism'

Edited by Antonia Fitzpatrick and John Sabapathy

Published: 15 May 2020

About the NHP series

New Historical Perspectives is a book series for early career historians (within 10 years of their doctorate), commissioned and edited by the Royal Historical Society, and published as an imprint of the Institute of Historical Research by the University of London Press. It seeks to publish innovative and high-quality research in accessible online formats.

All titles are published in print (hard- and paperback) and as Open Access (OA) from first publication. Open Access editions appear on the OA platform of the University of London Press, and as part of JSTOR's Open Access Books, enabling full book and chapter downloads. Titles are published Open Access with no fees charged to the author or the author's institution.

Monograph authors also receive a workshop with invited specialists to discuss their work before its final submission, and guidance from members of the NHP's academic editorial board who also oversee a careful peer-review process. 

The first titles in the series will appear in late 2019 and Spring 2020, with further books published regularly from this point.

The New Historical Perspectives team were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. I would strongly encourage all history ECRs to consider submitting a book proposal to them.

Author Dr Edward Owens on publishing with the NHP series, October 2019.

AUTUMN 2020 TITLE: 'Unite, Proletarian Brothers! Radicalism and Revolution in the Spanish Second Republic'

By Matthew Kerry

Published: September 2020

AUTUMN 2020 TITLE: 'Masculinity and Danger on the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour'

By Sarah Goldsmith

Published: October 2020