New Historical Perspectives is a new book series for early career scholars (within ten years of their doctorate), commissioned and edited by the RHS, and published by the Institute of Historical Research and the University of London. The series has a number of distinctive features designed to support high-quality scholarship from early career historians.
New Historical Perspectives books are published simultaneously in both hard copy and as fully Open-Access high-quality digital publications through the Humanities Digital Library, a new publishing platform from the University of London. Open access titles enjoy greater discoverability and accessibility. Unlike most Open-Access publication routes, there are no fees for early career researchers publishing in the NHP series. The RHS and IHR will also advise on the correct licenses to ensure authors retain maximum control of their published works.
The series will accept proposals for a wide variety of different book types, including monographs, edited volumes, and shorter form works (such as those too long to be journal articles but not as long as traditional monographs).
Peer-Review & Support
The RHS has assembled an expert editorial board (see below) to provide extensive editing and support to series authors, ensuring high standards of peer-reviewed scholarship. The author or editor of each work accepted will work closely with a contact person from the series, while monograph authors will also be eligible for ‘monograph workshops’ in which a panel of experts will offer feedback on a draft.
In addition to books solely authored by early career scholars, the series will also accept works produced by collaborations between early career historians and senior scholars.
All early career scholars who have received their doctoral degree from a university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland within the last ten years are eligible to submit proposals to New Historical Perspectives.
Submit a Proposal
To submit a proposal, please download and complete the NHP Proposal Form. Send your completed proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for NHP authors and editors of manuscripts
NHP workshop guidelines
For general enquiries regarding the series, please email: email@example.com
If you wish to contact the series Convenors directly, please email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
New Historical Perspectives Editorial Board
Charlotte Alston (University of Northumbria): Late 19th and early 20th century international/transnational history, Russian-Western relations, Russian Revolution, World War I.
David Andress (University of Portsmouth): France, Britain and Europe in late-18th and early 19th centuries, French Revolution, French Empire and French global interactions, 1750 to 1850.
D’Maris Coffman (University College London): financial and fiscal history, economic history, early modern and late modern British history (1648-1848), historical finance, history of infrastructure.
Philip Carter (Institute of Historical Research): 18th century British social history.
Ian Forrest (Oxford University): Social, religious and economic history of Europe between 1200 and 1500, heresy and inquisition, social life and social regulation, power.
Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia): social history of Britain, 1700-1870; sport, daily life, popular politics.
Tim Harper (Cambridge University): Modern Southeast Asian and World history.
Simon Newman (University of Glasgow): series co-convenor: 17th to 19th century British Atlantic World (including North America, Caribbean and West Africa); American Revolution, political history, social history, slavery.
Guy Rowlands (St. Andrew’s University): Early modern Europe, especially political history and the history of war and international relations across the globe.
Alec Ryrie (University of Durham): Religious history, Protestant Reformation in Europe, particularly England and Scotland.
Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett University): English/British social history from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with particular reference to crime, policing and youth.
Penny Summerfield (University of Manchester): series co-convenor: Twentieth-century British social and cultural history, especially WW2, gender history, also personal testimony and historical research.
Richard Toye (University of Exeter): late-19th to 20th century Britain, politics and economics
Natalie Zacek (University of Manchester): 17th to 19th century Americas and Atlantic World, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, political culture, practices of elite hegemony, slavery, race and settler colonialism.
The Royal Historical Society has been involved in the production of bibliographies of British and Irish history for a century, but the project to produce an electronic database began in the 1990s. The database has been available online since 2002 and a printed version is no longer produced.
We include published material on British and Irish history from the Roman period onwards, and on relations with the empire and Commonwealth, including articles from electronic journals, regardless of place and date of publication - we aim at thorough coverage of publications from 1901 onwards. For more information, see http://www.history.ac.uk/projects/bbih/info/scope.
The project is based at the Institute of Historical Research which is itself part of the School of Advanced Studies, University of London. It includes data from two other projects, Irish History Online (based at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth) and London's Past Online (which was also based in the Institute of Historical Research). Information about publications on Scottish history is provided by a separate team working under the auspices of the Scottish Historical Review Trust.
From 2002 to 2009 the Bibliography was published online free to the end user as the Royal Historical Society Bibliography, with funding from the United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Research Council. During 2009 the Royal Historical Society and the Institute of Historical Research entered into a new partnership with Brepols Publishers in order to ensure the future development of the Bibliography. Since 1 January 2010, the Bibliography has been published by Brepols as a subscription service. Irish History Online, which was initially developed in conjunction with the Bibliography, has adopted a different publication model, although the Bibliography will continue to cover the main publications on Irish history and on British-Irish relations, and will still include all the data compiled by Irish History Online up to the end of 2009.
Internet address: http://www.history.ac.uk/projects/bbih