Royal Historical Society Studies in History Series
Professor John Morrill has announced that he will step down from the Chair of the Studies in History Editorial Board in 2014, and the Society is accordingly seeking to replace him in that position. The Editorial Board meets three times a year, in London. The Chair takes general responsibility for the Series and reports to the Society's Literary Directors and its Council. Experience in editorial work and a high profile in the historical profession are both essential; previous experience on the Board is desirable. Fellows of the Society may put themselves forward for this post or nominate others - please direct enquiries to the Society's Literary Director, Dr Emma Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the Executive Secretary, Dr Sue Carr (email@example.com).
The Royal Historical Society's series Studies in History, founded by Sir Geoffrey Elton in 1975 and re-launched in 1995, has established itself as one of the leading outlets for specialist historical monographs. They are almost always based on doctoral dissertations that have been extensively developed and extended so that the wider significance of their findings are brought out, while at the same time they are leaner and fitter so as to come within a rigorous word limit of 90,000 words. The series takes a deliberately inclusive approach, covering all periods from early medieval to the recent history, and while most of the titles have been on British and Continental European History, submissions relating to any part of the world are welcomed. The series also seeks to embrace all approaches to historical research, requiring only that work should be of the highest quality. In conjunction with the publishers, Boydell and Brewer, the series maintains the very highest standard of publication. Work submitted is read by an expert appointed by the Board.
Recently published volume in 2013
Eamon Darcy, The Irish Rebellion of 1641 and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms
After an evening spent drinking with Irish conspirators, an inebriated Owen Connolly confessed to the main colonial administrators in Ireland that a plot was afoot to root out and destroy Ireland's English and Protestant population. Within days English colonists in Ireland believed that a widespread massacre of Protestant settlers was taking place. In later years Protestant commentators could point to the 1641 rebellion as proof of Catholic barbarity and perfidy. However, despite some of the outrageous claims made in the depositions, the myth of 1641 became more important than the reality. This book aims to investigate how the rebellion broke out and whether there was a meaning in the violence which ensued; it also seeks to demonstrate how the English administration in Ireland portrayed these events to the wider world, and to examine whether and how far their claims were justified.
Professor John Morrill, University of Cambridge (Convenor) - early modern British and Irish history
Professor Barry Doyle, University of Huddersfield - nineteenth and twentieth-century British history
Professor Nigel Goose, University of Hertfordshire - economic and social history
Dr Emma Griffin, University of East Anglia - eighteenth and nineteenth century British history
Dr Rachel Hammersley, University of Newcastle - seventeenth to nineteenth-century European history (including British history)
Professor Colin Kidd, University of Belfast - intellectual history
Professor Daniel Power, Swansea University - medieval British and European history
Dr Bernhard Rieger, University College London - nineteenth to twentieth century European history (including British history)
Professor Alec Ryrie, Durham University - sixteenth and seventeenth century England and Scotland
Dr Selina Todd, University of Manchester - nineteenth and twentieth century British history