New Historical Perspectives passes 100,000 book downloads

28 March 2024

The Royal Historical Society’s book series, New Historical Perspectives, publishes monographs and edited collections by early career historians within 10 years of a PhD.

Launched in late 2019, 18 titles are now available or forthcoming, with University of London Press. Earlier this month, the series reached its 100,000 book download.

All books in the series are available in paperback print and free Open Access, funded by NHP’s partners: the Society, the Institute of Historical Research and University of London Press. Contracted authors receive mentoring when writing their books and are offered an author workshop, with subject specialists, prior to submission of the final manuscript.

Recent titles in the series include Matthew Gerth’s Anti-Communism in Britain During the Early Cold War, A Very British Witch Hunt, and Hannah Parker and Josh Doble’s edited collection, Gender, Emotions and Power, 1750–2020.


Coming soon is Jon Winder’s monograph, Designed for Play: Children’s Playgrounds and the Politics of Urban Space, 1840–2010. Designed for Play is an original and accessible contribution to modern British history, urban and environmental history, and histories and geographies of childhood.