Call for Section Editor: Ireland before 1640, Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) 

The Bibliography of British and Irish History seeks to appoint one new Section Editor with research and/or teaching expertise in the following areas:
Ireland before 1640 Section Editors play a vital role in the Bibliography’s editorial process. They provide specialist advice on new content that has been prepared by the BBIH Editor (based at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR)), by chronology, region, and subject. 
We anticipate that this role might be of interest to PhD students, earl..

Meet Dr Ben Guy, new BBIH section editor for Medieval Wales

In this blog post, Dr Ben Guy reflects on his recent appointment as the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) section editor for medieval Wales, drawing attention to the importance of the BBIH for providing coherence to the historical subject of ‘Medieval Wales’ and for enabling interdisciplinary study between history and allied subjects.
It was a pleasure to join the BBIH in September 2022 as the section editor for Medieval Wales. Projects such as the BBIH are essential for maintai..

Exploring diaries in the IHR library

This blog post was written by Susie Tucker, Graduate Trainee Library Assistant in the IHR Wohl Library.
Since I started working at the Wohl Library a few months ago, I have been fascinated by the wide range of titles that cross my path on a daily basis, so I leapt at the idea of putting together an advent calendar for the library’s social media accounts. After discussing it with colleagues, we decided that this year we’d share specific entries from published diaries in our collection for each ..

Meet Dr Tristan Griffin, new BBIH section editor for Empire and Commonwealth to 1783

In this blog post we meet Tristan Griffin, recently appointed as the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) section editor for Empire and Commonwealth, prior to 1783.
My name is Tristan Griffin, in 2021 I graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and now I am one of the Bibliography of British and Irish History’s (BBIH) new section editors. My role at the BBIH is editing the ‘Empire and Commonwealth, prior to 1783.’ My M.Phil., Ph.D. and—hopefully!—postdoctoral research..

BBIH February 2023 update 

What’s new in BBIH?  The February 2023 update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds 3145 new publications. The new update includes books, journal articles, book chapters and edited collections covering all areas of British and Irish history, from 55 BCE to the present day. 
These updates bring the total number of BBIH records to 643,573. The February 2023 update include: 
2599 titles that were published in 2020-2023 221 publications relating to Scottish history  100 publicati..

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mission: Live updates

Read the latest news about NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will come to a close with Season 5 in 2024

All “Star Trek” series have to end end sooner or later.
Paramount Plus has announced that the next season of “Star Trek: Discovery” will be the last, with the fifth and final season arriving in early 2024. According to Deadline (opens in new tab), “Paramount+ will honor the show's groundbreaking storytelling over its past four seasons with yearlong celebrations and appearances at key events in markets around the world” in the lead-up to the final season.
You may remember, way back, on Monda..

Melting ice cores on frozen worlds could speed up the search for alien life

Scientists are always finding new ways to search for life on other worlds, whether directly with chemical analysis or indirectly with satellite imagery. Such examples include the various moon and Mars landers and rovers, along with ongoing science being conducted from planetary orbiters. But what if we were able to search for life and better understand the history of these mysterious and intriguing worlds using ice deposits?
One such proposed technology is the Melter-Sublimator for Ice Science (..

NASA’s IBEX spacecraft bounces back from glitch to study edge of solar system

A NASA spacecraft is back to normal after weeks of troubles in space.
NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) allowed controllers to reset the computer on March 2, agency officials said on Monday (opens in new tab) (March 6), ending three weeks of issues in trying to reach the spacecraft.
The mission team did a “firecode reset,” or external reset of the spacecraft, allowing controllers to regain control of the unresponsive spacecraft two full days before IBEX was scheduled to do an aut..

Japan’s new H3 rocket fails on 1st test flight, advanced Earth observation satellite lost

Japan's brand-new rocket has failed its first test flight.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s new H3 rocket lifted off from Tanegashima Space Center on Monday (March 6) at 8:37 p.m. EST (0137 GMT and 10:37 a.m. Japan Standard Time on March 7). 5 minutes and 27 seconds after liftoff, a command was sent to the rocket for stage separation and second stage ignition. Just after seven minutes into the flight, launch commentators on JAXA's livestream on YouTube noted that th..