Bibliography of British and Irish History

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: Institute of Historical Research

Research interests:
Contemporary History, Early Modern, Medieval History, Modern History
Africa, Asia, Australasia, England, Ireland, Middle East, North America, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales
Project period:
01-Jan-2010 - 01-Jan-2015
Project summary:

The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) is the most extensive guide available to published writing on British and Irish history. It covers the history of British and Irish relations with the rest of the world, including the British empire and the Commonwealth, as well as British and Irish domestic history. It includes not only books, but also articles in journals and articles within collective volumes. It is updated three times a year (usually in February, June and October) and now includes nearly 550,000 records.

BBIH is the result of a partnership between the Royal Historical Society (, the Institute of Historical Research ( Brepols Publishers (, and is a subscription service, although both the Society and the Institute are making a financial contribution to the Bibliography in order to keep subscriptions as low as possible.

Subscriptions are available to institutions and individuals. Please contact Brepols ( for information about subscription rates or to request a subscription (subscription rates for institutions in the United Kingdom are based on the JISC bandings and for institutions in the United States they are based on the Carnegie Classification). Institutions wishing to assess the Bibliography can obtain one-month free trials from Brepols.

Subscribers and members of subscribing institutions can go straight to the new Bibliography by visiting and clicking on 'Enter databases'.

For more information about the scope of BBIH, its editorial team and its history, please visit our introduction ( We also provide a news page ( which contains details of updates and other developments; news about the Bibliography is also included in the IHR Digital blog ( and in the IHR's Twitter feed (!/ihr_history).

We welcome your feedback:

BBIH is a partner in the consortium of European Historical Bibliographies:

Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Jenny Lelkes-Rarugal Editor: Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) Institute for Historical Research School of Advanced Study, University of London
Professor Stephen Taylor Director of the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities History University of Durham
Dr Jane Winters Reader in Digital Humanities IHR SAS



Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Mr Simon Baker Editor of the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) IHR SAS
Mr Peter Salt Editor of the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) IHR SAS