Digitisation and digital sustainability
The IHR's flagship digitisation project, British History Online, creates opportunities for the preservation of print and born-digital historical resources.
British History Online is a much-used, sustainable platform. We welcome proposals for new content, either for digitisation from print or as born-digital following the completion of a research project, or the end of a fixed-term web-hosting contract.
Recent examples of digital projects transferred to BHO include the University of Birmingham's Court of Chivalry, 1634-40 database. Born-digital projects published straight to BHO include the Cromwell Association's Directory of Parliamentarian Army Officers.
We're currently working with historians on the AHRC-funded project, The Power of Petitioning in Seventeenth-Century England, to make research data available on British History Online.
We encourage writers of grant applications, when making their submissions, to consider British History Online as a platform for the sustainable publication of research data.