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.


Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town by John Welshman

Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town

John Welshman |

John Welshman reconstructs the Titanic disaster through the personal stories of 12 passengers and crew members.

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Eco-Republic by Melissa Lane

Eco-Republic

Melissa Lane |

Melissa Lane, Melissa Lane, Professor of Politics at Princeton University, considers what it would mean for societies and ourselves if we dared to leave Plato's 'cave of illusion.'

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History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue by Simon Szreter

History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue

Simon Szreter |

Simon Szreter, H&P Partner and Fellow of St John's College Cambridge, looks at the contribution history has to make to development policy - and its potential to turn some key policy precepts on their head. This book was launched in Manchester.

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Contested Common Land: Environmental Governance Past and Present by Angus Winchester

Contested Common Land: Environmental Governance Past and Present

Angus Winchester |

Angus Winchester, Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, charts his journey through the medieval and early modern land use of upland northern England to debates about the sustainable management of common land in the 21st century.

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The African Diaspora in Asian Trade Routes and Cultural Memories by Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

The African Diaspora in Asian Trade Routes and Cultural Memories

Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya |

Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London, talks about the context for her new book The African Diaspora in Asian Trade Routes and Cultural Memories - and how she went about compiling the information behind it.

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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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