Ancient skull of Bede, the ‘Father of English History’, rediscovered

A long-lost cast of the skull of Bede – the ‘Father of English History’ – has been rediscovered within the anatomical collections of the University of Cambridge.…


The 70th anniversary of World War II

No matter what inscrutable socio-biological function they may serve, all anniversaries are constructs. This is a point worth recalling as we celebrate for the 70th time the end of World War II.


Royal Historical Society’s: Constitution Maker – Selected Writings of Sir Ivor Jennings

Royal Historical Society’s volume 46 of its Camden Fifth Series is focused on the remarkable contributions made by the prolific and prominent scholar of British and constitutional history, Sir William Ivor Jennings (1903-65).…


Early Islamic History: A Workshop in Honour of Professor G. R. Hawting

Gerald Hawting came to SOAS in 1963 to study for an undergraduate degree in History, “with special reference to the Near and Middle East”.…


Celebrating Women’s History Month with Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is to be free again in March, to celebrate Women’s History Month.


BJHS Themes – subject of inaugural issue is announced

I’m delighted to be able to announce that the subject of the inaugural issue of the new open access, edited-collection journal of the BSHS, called BJHS Themes,  will be:  “Intersections: Science and Technology in Twentieth Century China and India” The special issue editors will be Jahnavi Phalkey (King’s College London) and Tong Lam (University of Toronto) In the open competition held to select the issues of BJHS Themes, proposals are judged according to standards of focus, originality, timeliness, and breadth of appeal to readers.…


The Great War at 100: studies on the periphery of Empire

Published at the end of the 1914 commemoration year, Itinerario’s most recent special issue sheds light on colonial volunteerism and recruitment in the British Empire during the Great War.…