Historians Books

H&P historians reflect on the process of historical research and writing, what they discovered and the relevance of their findings for policy - whether at international, national or local levels.

Notes from Rio: the Always/Never Marvellous City

The Cidade Maravilhosa of the XXXI Olympiad has a rich and extraordinary history and a challenging present. Professor Daryle Williams presents his co-edited volume The Rio de Janeiro Reader: History, Culture, Politics, part history, part travel guide, and part indispensible background to the 2016 Games.

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A Civic Gospel for the 21st Century?

Ian Cawood introduces a new volume of collected essays on Joseph Chamberlain (I. Cawood & C. Upton (eds.) Joseph Chamberlain: International Statesman, National Leader, Local Icon (London: Palgrave Macmillian, 2016)). His introduction is followed by reflections on contemporary civic revival from a speech given at the conference which led to this book by Sir Albert Bore, former leader of Birmingham City Council.

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H&P is a unique collaboration between the Institute of Contemporary British History at King's College London and the University of Cambridge.

We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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