New Historical Perspectives

New Historical Perspectives is a new book series for early career scholars (within ten years of their doctorate), commissioned and edited by the RHS, and published by the Institute of Historical Research and the University of London. The series has a number of distinctive features designed to support high-quality scholarship from early career historians.

Read about the first volumes in the NHP series here!

New Historical Perspectives books are published simultaneously in both hard copy and as fully Open-Access high-quality digital publications through the Humanities Digital Library, a new publishing platform from the University of London. Open access titles enjoy greater discoverability and accessibility. Unlike most Open-Access publication routes, there are no fees for early career researchers publishing in the NHP series. The RHS and IHR will also advise on the correct licenses to ensure authors retain maximum control of their published works.

Flexible Formats
The series will accept proposals for a wide variety of different book types, including monographs, edited volumes, and shorter form works (such as those too long to be journal articles but not as long as traditional monographs).

Peer-Review & Support
The RHS has assembled an expert editorial board (see below) to provide extensive editing and support to series authors, ensuring high standards of peer-reviewed scholarship. The author or editor of each work accepted will work closely with a contact person from the series, while monograph authors will also be eligible for ‘monograph workshops’ in which a panel of experts will offer feedback on a draft.

In addition to books solely authored by early career scholars, the series will also accept works produced by collaborations between early career historians and senior scholars.

All early career scholars who have received their doctoral degree from a university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland within the last ten years are eligible to submit proposals to New Historical Perspectives.


Submit a Proposal

To submit a proposal, please download and complete the NHP Proposal Form. Send your completed proposal to:

Information for NHP authors and editors of manuscripts

NHP workshop guidelines



For general enquiries regarding the series, please email:

If you wish to contact the series co-editors directly, please email either Professor Jane Winters ( or Professor Heather Shore (


New Historical Perspectives Editorial Board


Series Co-Editors

Prof. Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study, University of London): communications, culture, digital resources, digitisation, history, medieval history.

Prof. Heather Shore (Manchester Metropolitan University): English/British social history from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with particular reference to crime, policing and youth.


Editorial Board Members

Dr Charlotte Alston (University of Northumbria): Late 19th and early 20th century international/transnational history, Russian-Western relations, Russian Revolution, World War I.

Prof. David Andress (University of Portsmouth): France, Britain and Europe in late-18th and early 19th centuries, French Revolution, French Empire and French global interactions, 1750 to 1850.

Dr Philip Carter (Institute of Historical Research): 18th century British social history.

Dr Ian Forrest (Oxford University): Social, religious and economic history of Europe between 1200 and 1500, heresy and inquisition, social life and social regulation, power.

Prof. Tim Harper (Cambridge University): Modern Southeast Asian and World history.

Prof. Guy Rowlands (St. Andrew’s University): Early modern Europe, especially political history and the history of war and international relations across the globe.

Prof. Alec Ryrie (University of Durham): Religious history, Protestant Reformation in Europe, particularly England and Scotland.

Prof. Richard Toye (University of Exeter): late-19th to 20th century Britain, politics and economics

Dr Natalie Zacek (University of Manchester): 17th to 19th century Americas and Atlantic World, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, political culture, practices of elite hegemony, slavery, race and settler colonialism.


Founding Co-Editors: Professors Penny Summerfield and Simon Newman