Historical Research

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Edited By: Professor Miles Taylor

Online ISSN: 1468-2281

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Charity and Philanthropy Special Virtual Issue

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The latest Virtual Issue from Historical Research collates previously published articles from the journal and podcasts from the IHR research seminar series on the topic of Austerity - enjoy this collection free online for a limited period:

Charity and Philanthropy Spring 2014 Virtual Issue

Previous Virtual Issues are also available:

The Medieval Leper-house at 'Lamford', Cornwall

'Inky Blots and Rotten Parchment Bonds': London, Charity briefs and the Guildhall Library

Fire Disasters and Fire Relief in Sixteenth-century England: the Nantwich Fire of 1583

Faith, hope and money: the Jesuits and the genesiss of fundraising for education, 1550—1650

The Pollard Prize

The Pollard Prize 2014

We're pleased to announce the Winner of the 2014 Annual Pollard Prize:

Joanna Warson for the paper ‘Beyond cooperation and competition: Anglo-French relations, connected histories of decolonisation and Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence, 1965-1980' (Modern French History seminar)

Joint Runners Up:

Jacqueline Bemmer, 'The Irish hostage security and inter-territorial alliances' (Earlier Middle Ages seminar)

Catherine Chou, 'The parliamentary mind and the mutable constitution' (Parlaments, Politics and People seminar)

All articles will be published in Historical Research. To view past winners, please click here.

The Pollard Prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. For more information, visit the IHR website.

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

The Institute of Historical Research is one of ten member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, part of the University of London, and provides numerous resources for historians.

IHR Resources:

History SPOT
History SPOT presents podcasts from the internationally renowned research seminar programmes hosted by the IHR in an interactive and collaborative space.

IHR Digital
The IHR offers a wealth of digital resources, including the Connected Histories integrated search facility, launched in March 2011.

IHR Bookshop
The IHR publishes a selection of books on a variety of historical topics, including the IHR Conference Series - edited collections derived from conferences organised at or by UK universities.

For more information on all IHR resources and events, please visit the IHR website:

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