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.


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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An Alternative History of Hyperactivity: Food Additives and the Feingold Diet by Dr Matthew Smith

An Alternative History of Hyperactivity: Food Additives and the Feingold Diet

Dr Matthew Smith |

Dr Matthew Smith, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare University of Strathclyde, talks about his upcoming book An Alternative History of Hyperactivity - explaining why the argument matters and what it means for future health policy.

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Sex Before the Sexual Revolution by Simon Szreter , Kate Fisher

Sex Before the Sexual Revolution

Simon Szreter , Kate Fisher |

The new professor of History and Public Policy, Simon Szreter and Dr Kate Fisher offer personal reflections on the motivation and rationale behind their new book Sex before the Sexual Revolution.

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With long-established offices in King's College London and the University of Cambridge, H&P is an expanding Partnership currently supported by 6 Higher Education Institutes: King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, and The University of Sheffield.

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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