Mr Peter Salt

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Mr Peter Salt
MA (Cantab.)
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow (formerly Editor, Bibliography of British and Irish History)
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Digital resources, Early Modern
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Until April 2015, I was one of the editors of the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH). I was involved with its predecessor, the Royal Historical Society Bibliography, from 1992 onwards, and therefore took part in the creation of the CD-ROM version, published by Oxford University Press in 1998, as well as in the subsequent transition to online publication. My interests have included the development and maintenance of subject indexing schemes, the design of the database used for the creation and storage of the data underlying the online version, interoperability with other online resources, and the development of macros and simple programmes for the conversion of imported data and for verifying the integrity of the database.  I am continuing to support the Bibliography in a voluntary capacity.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

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01-Jan-2004 Sir Edward Dering, 1st baronet (1598-1644)

In _Oxford dictionary of national biography : from the earliest times to the year 2000_, ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004), vol. 15, pp. 874-80. ISBN 9780199562442. (Also available online to subscribers)

01-Jan-1998 Contribution to the section on architectural history, 1700-1815

In _The Royal Historical Society Bibliography on CD-ROM: the history of Britain, Ireland, and the British overseas_ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). ISBN 0192685732

01-Jan-1996 William Chafy and the architectural transformation of Sidney Sussex College, 1813-37

In _Sidney Sussex College: historical essays in commemoration of the Quatercentenary_, ed. D.E.D. Beales and H.B. Nisbet (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1996), pp.145-75. ISBN 0851156290

01-Jan-1994 Sir Simonds D’Ewes and the levying of ship money, 1635-1640

Historical Journal, 37(2), pp.253-87. ISSN 0018-246X

01-Jan-1992 Wyatville’s remodelling and refurbishment of Sidney Sussex College, 1820-1837

Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 81, pp.115-55. ISSN 0309-3603

01-Jan-1987 The origins of Sir Edward Dering’s attack on the ecclesiastical hierarchy, c.1625-40

Historical Journal, 30(1), pp.21-52. ISSN 0018-246X

01-Jan-1980 Sir Thomas Wentworth and the parliamentary representation of Yorkshire, 1614-28

Northern History, 16, pp.130-68. ISSN 0078-172X

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Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Bibliography of British and Irish History

The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) replaced the RHS Bibliography on 1 January 2010. It contains all of the data previously available in the RHS Bibliography, including its partner projects, London’s Past Online and (up to the end of 2009) Irish History Online. BBIH is updated three times a year and now includes over 600,000 records describing books and articles about British and Irish history.

BBIH is the result of a partnership between the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Historical Research and Brepols Publishers, and is a subscription service, although both the Society and the Institute are making a financial contribution to the Bibliography in order to keep subscriptions as low as possible.

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Relevant Events

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17-Mar-2011 Fourth conference on European Historical Bibliographies

Contribution to the session on 'Licence fee or open access: Delivery models of bibliographical databases'

03-Dec-2009 Third conference on European Historical Bibliographies

Paper entitled 'Connecting the Royal Historical Society Bibliography to other online resources'

01-Jan-1994 Conference on 'The Earl of Strafford and British politics, c.1621-1641', University of Sheffield

Paper entitled 'The Thirty Years' War and the rule of Charles I'

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