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HANSARD 1803–2005: Pariamentary Documents

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Victorian Studies Bibliography: Home Since 1933, the Victorian Bibliography has listed noteworthy publications (including articles, books, and reviews) that have a bearing on the Victorian period. Prepared by the staff of Victorian Studies and a committee of the Victorian Division of the Modern Language Association of America, the Bibliography annually indexes over 400 journals, representing scholarship in a range of disciplines. The Victorian Bibliography is organized in a six part division: Section 1 lists both enumerative bibliographies relating to the period and studies of printing, publishing, libraries, and book production. Contributors Andrew H. Affiliations Indiana University Press North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Victorian Studies, Indiana University Announcements The 2011 citations are now available.

Homepage | History of Parliament Online Histpop - Population Reports OHPR News and Notices The OHPR project moved out of its development phase in April 2007. The site has been relatively static since then. We are pleased to pass on the news that the Central Statistical Office Ireland has published the Irish census reports from 1926 to 1991 (a total of 12 censuses) on their website. If you have trouble finding any relevant report which you would expect to be here, please email us at A collection of British Historical Population Reports The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937. The collection goes far beyond the basic population reports with a wealth of textual and statistical material which provide an in-depth view of the economy, society (through births, deaths and marriages) and medicine during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

C19: The Nineteenth Century Index C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is a growing all-inclusive bibliographic spine for 19th-century research. C19 is a one-stop finding tool covering multiple content types, providing records for millions of documents ranging from books and newspapers to government documents and periodicals at the article level. C19 consists of over 22.8 million records from the following sources: Books: Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC): 1.3 million records, including a new fourth series of 25,000 records relating to British Library acquisitions made or catalogued since the original NSTC was compiled. The Nineteenth Century: 34,400 records from Chadwyck-Healey's ongoing microform project at the British Library, The Nineteenth Century. Periodicals: Over 17 million articles are available in C19 from a range of sources, including: Poole's Index to Periodical Literature: Over 450,000 articles indexed by subject. Government Documents: Newspapers: Archives: Reference

British History Online | European History Primary Sources Created by the Institute of Historical Research in London and the History of Parliament Trust, British History Online is a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. It is possible to combine a search for accessing primary and secondary sources using Geographical categories (East London, Midlands, North Scotland, South East, South West, Wales), Subject categories (Administrative and legal history, Ecclesiastical and religious history, Economic history, Intellectual, scientific and cultural history, Local history, Parliamentary history, Urban and metropolitan history) and Chronological periods (11th and 12th centuries, 13th century, 14th century, 15th century, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century). Some important series of "parliamentary" sources are the following: Statutes of the Realm The full text of Statutes passed into law by the two Houses of Parliament. 3 volumes.

The Victorian Web Sex & Sexuality in the 19th century Wilhelm von Gloeden, 'Two Seated Sicilian Youths', about 1900. Museum no. 2815-1952. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London Male anxieties in relation to both physical and mental health in the Victorian era often seem to have concentrated on the supposedly baleful effects of masturbation, which was alleged to cause a wide range of physical and mental disorders, and on venereal diseases, especially syphilis. This brings us neatly into the subject of Victorian sexuality, which has been a continuing topic of debate and fascination. According to their own testimonies, many people born in the Victorian age were both factually uninformed and emotionally frigid about sexual matters. Lately, evidence has shown that Victorian sex was not polarised between female distaste ('Lie back and think of England', as one mother is famously said to have counselled her anxious, newly married daughter) and extra-marital male indulgence. Male anti-masturbation device, 1880-1920. © Science Museum, London Jan Marsh

The Victorian Commons | Researching the House of Commons, 1832-1868 France Since 1871 Syllabus Professor John Merriman, Charles Seymour Professor of History Description This course covers the emergence of modern France. Texts Barbusse, Henri. Bloch, Marc. Carles, Emilie. Farmer, Sarah. Sowerwine, Charles. Zola, Emile. Requirements In addition to the lectures, there will be a weekly discussion section, time to be arranged. Grading Grades will be determined by equally weighing the midterm, final and paper grades. Join a Study Group Through a pilot arrangement with Open Yale Courses, OpenStudy offers tools to participate in online study groups for a selection of Open Yale Courses, including HIST 276. View study group OpenStudy is not affiliated with Yale University.

History in Focus: The Victorian Era (Introduction) Introduction This first issue of History in Focus looks at Victorian history and the resources available to study it. To find issues on other topics, go to our home page. In this issue: article: an overview of the Victorian era by Anne Shepherd. websites: websites about the Victorian Era, reviewed by the In Focus editorial team. book reviews: reviews of major books on the Victorian Era. Review tasters Care outside the Community: Asylums 'The gradual appearance of state asylums, however, led to the expulsion of paupers. The above quotation comes from Dr. 'The purpose of Insanity, Institutions and Society is to introduce readers to a fresh generation of research on the social history of madness. Back to top The Great Exhibition Confidence in industry and commerce was expressed robustly in the Great Exhibition but its history is more complex than commonly acknowledged. Other Sources: Ireland Meanwhile, Paul O'Leary warns against an understanding of history based purely on official records.

Hansard at Huddersfield Hellenic OCR Team We are working with the Hellenic OCR Team, which is a crowd-sourced project aimed at digitising proceedings in the Greek parliament. Our Principal Investigator, Lesley Jeffries, and Hellenic OCR Team Co-Founders George Mikros and Fotis Fitsilis have agreed on the exchange of knowhow, methods and code to jointly tackle common challenges that are related not only to data openness but also to increased visibility and understanding of parliamentary data sources. Future plans resulting from this partnership may include joint conference announcements and scientific publications in the area of computational linguistics. John Vice (Editor Hansard Lords) and Jack Homer (Editor Hansard Commons) We have been working in partnership with Hansard in Westminster from the outset. The History of Parliament Trust The History of Parliament Trust has been one of our key supporters and has communicated with its networks about the website.

L' Affaire Dreyfus Victorians The Victorian period in Britain was one of huge industrial and technological change, shocking divisions between rich and poor, sensational crimes, spectacular entertainments for the masses, and grand attempts to combat squalor and disease. Discover Victorian life through the posters, pamphlets, diaries, newspapers, political reports and illustrations that the 19th century left behind... Written by Liza Picard The Working Classes and The Poor Street sellers, omnibus drivers, mudlarks, the workhouse and prostitution, the poor were forced to survive in any way that they could... The Middle Class Bank clerks, housewives shopping, magazine readers and holiday makers: all members of the Victorian middle class... Popular Culture No matter how poor people were, they could usually raise a penny or so for the music hall, circus or magic show... Transport and Communications Crime The police force was still in its early years and executions were a public source of entertainment. The Great Exhibition Health

Reporting Parliament: a view from the Victorian Commons | The Victorian Commons Today we take it for granted that parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. In the Victorian era, however, there was no ‘official’ record. In this blog to end Parliament Week, Dr Philip Salmon shows how, before the advent of modern democracy, public interest in Parliament was sufficient for reports of debates to be produced and sold commercially. As democracy advanced, however, the public’s appetite began to change … During the early 19th century the way debates and other goings-on in Parliament were reported and broadcast to the public underwent fundamental change. Thomas Curson Hansard (1776-1833) Amazingly, this coverage of parliamentary debates not only occurred in contravention of the ‘official’ orders of the Commons, banning strangers and reporting, but also operated as a commercial venture. Not every attempt to cash in on the public interest in Parliament succeeded. Hansard’s approach, on the other hand, kept costs to a minimum. Charles Dickens as a young reporter J. K. P. A.