There is nothing new in our lack of trust in information and facts. But how does this affect archives and researchers? Julia Sheppard, Chair of
The Letters of Paul de Foix: French Ambassador at the Court of Elizabeth I, 1562–1566 (2019) is a continuation of David Potter’s previous volume, A Knight of Malta at the Court of Elizabeth I, (Camden 5th series, vol.45) published in 2014. Here he describes the thrill of the archival chase the led to this publication.
Historians have always been preoccupied with archives of knowledge – how information is stored and categorised, how it is accessed or restricted, how the integrity
The Railway Work, Life & Death project has been using crowd-sourcing and working with volunteers to co-produce research questions and topics. In this post for the RHS, the project team of Karen Baker, Mike Esbester and Helen Ford share a great example of how large numbers of people can collaborate on an historical topic which might appear on the surface to be quite niche: accidents involving British and Irish railway workers.
The Royal Historical Society is currently revamping its archive and updating its accompanying catalogue, a project that includes the digitisation of the academic and personal papers of George Walter Prothero, the
The historian Eileen Power died on 8 August 1940. In today’s blog post, Dr Laura Carter examines the historical legacy of Rhoda Power, Eileen’s younger sister (pictured above). In the decades following Eileen’s death, Rhoda continued to shape popular social history in Britain in quite distinctive ways that have been overshadowed by Eileen’s immortalisation as the emblematic twentieth-century woman historian.