Remembering Antoine Capet

27 July 2022


Those associated with the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) were very sorry to learn of the death, in June, of Professor Antoine Capet (University of Rouen). Antoine was section editor for modern British content in the Bibliography from 2010 until his death.

All at the IHR would like to express their condolences to Professor Capet’s family, friends and colleagues. A committed BBIH section editor over many years, Antoine demonstrated a deep and sustained commitment to the Bibliography and to the community of historians more broadly. He was, in particular, an extraordinary promotor of British History in France.  He will be much missed. 

Professor Claire Langhamer, Director, Institute of Historical Research


Antoine was a highly respected scholar of twentieth-century Britain and many will remember him as an author and generous teacher. Through his 12 years’ association with the Bibliography of British and Irish History, Antoine also provided very valuable guidance on developments in research and publishing in this extensive and vibrant area of British history.

This side of Antoine’s career is less obvious to historians of the period; but many owe him a debt of gratitude for his long, dedicated and expert service to the Bibliography. His contribution, judgement and expertise will be very much missed.

Professor Roey Sweet, RHS Academic Director, Bibliography of British and Irish History