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'Editing the English Historical Review'


Fri, March 30, 2012 | Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

George Bernard, Editor of the English Historical Review from 2001 to 2011, will reflect on the challenges, practical and principled, of editing a leading journal, and, paraphrasing Churchill's defense of democracy, offer a vindication of peer-review as the worst form of assessment except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.  Nothing does more to realize the potential of research than the constructive, critical evaluations of referees.

G.W. Bernard is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Southampton and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow. His books include The King's Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church (2005); Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions (2010); and The Late Medieval English Church: Vitality and Vulnerability before the Break with Rome (2012).  He is a past Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society.

Sponsored by: Faculty Seminar on British Studies

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