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The British Journal for the History of Science
  • ISSN: 0007-0874 (Print), 1474-001X (Online)
  • Editor: Professor Charlotte Sleigh PO Box 73631, |London, |SW14 9BS
  • Editorial board
Published for The British Society for the History of Science. This leading international journal publishes scholarly papers and review articles on all aspects of the history of science. History of science is interpreted widely to include medicine, technology and social studies of science. BJHS papers make important and lively contributions to scholarship and the journal has been an essential library resource for more than thirty years. It is also used extensively by historians and scholars in related fields. A substantial book review section is a central feature. There are four issues a year, comprising an annual volume of over 600 pages.



History blog

  • Discovering a ‘new’ Tudor ballad by John Heywood
  • 24 May 2017, Jane Flynn
  • Read Jane Flynn’s full article published in the journal British Catholic History. A few years ago, I did an internet search involving the name ‘John Heywood’, the Tudor court entertainer, poet, and musician.  One of the hits was from the catalogue of manuscripts of the Durham Cathedral Library, in a description of a book of accounts dating from 1561–75.  It mentioned that the account book contains a 38-stanza poem that ‘begins “When all that is to was ys brought / As all that hath byn is” and ends “Maye rest in rest aye restyngly / Amen quoth John Heywood” [John Heywood ?1497-?1580]’, with the name ‘Thomas Good at the end’.  I was intrigued: was the poem by Good or Heywood?…...

Publications – The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS)

  • Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors
  • 21 June 2017, Jessica Van Horssen
  • Antony Harwood Literary Agents are actively seeking authors with an interest in public engagement to develop ideas for books and broadcast media projects dedicated...
  • Celebrating 50 Volumes of the BJHS!
  • 19 June 2017, Jessica Van Horssen
  • The British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS) is celebrating 50 volumes just as the BSHS celebrates its 70th anniversary. In celebration of this great...
  • BJHS Themes: Call for Proposals
  • 17 May 2017, Jessica Van Horssen
  • We are calling for proposals for Issue 4 (2019) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of...