The Railway Work, Life & Death project has been using crowd-sourcing and working with volunteers to co-produce research questions and topics. In this post for the RHS, the project team of Karen Baker, Mike Esbester and Helen Ford share a great example of how large numbers of people can collaborate on an historical topic which might appear on the surface to be quite niche: accidents involving British and Irish railway workers.
Tom Hulme is author of After the Shock City: Urban Culture and the Making of Modern Citizenship, available now in the RHS Studies on History Series with Boydell and Brewer. In this post for the Historical Transactions blog, he considers how the threads from that project continue to weave through two very different new historical ventures.
Matthew McCormack has recently finished writing Citizenship and Gender in Britain, 1688-1928. A textbook aimed at the student market, it will be published by Routledge in June
Prof. Leslie Howsam explores the Royal Historical Society’s role in the development of history publishing, and examines the history of our Bibliography of British &