West Midlands Publications

West Midlands Publications

This new series aims to publish scholarly, attractive, well-illustrated and accessible studies on the history of the English West Midlands, a region which broadly encompasses the historic counties of Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The history of the area cannot only be understood within the confines of county boundaries, so placing local and regional studies, where relevant, within the histories of other regions, Great Britain and the wider world is important.

The West Midlands has a rich and varied past from prehistoric and medieval times to the twenty-first century. We are keen to encourage publications which explore, for example, aspects of rural and urban history, agriculture and industry, intellectual and cultural themes and the study of women, children, ethnic communities, politics, social classes, landscapes and buildings.

Books in the series will include individual monographs, collected essays and conference proceedings. They will be written by specialist researchers, who are experts in their field. The publications will focus on aspects of regional history which are not only of interest to local people, but also engage with debates, subjects and themes which are relevant to the wider community of historians within and outside universities and heritage organisations.

West Midlands Publications will be available from all good bookshops as well as from online retailers and direct from UH Press.

Books to explore

  • Gardens and Green Spaces in the West Midlands since 1700

    Editor: Malcolm Dick , Elaine Mitchell

    Format: Paperback

    With maps, plans and illustrations, this is a volume of important scholarship that places the West Midlands at the heart of landscape history

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