In 2020, we continued to seek out cutting-edge and emergent areas of historical research, with our prolific history programme publishing pioneering work.
Our burgeoning handbook presence has grown, including The Palgrave Handbook of Humour, History and Methodology and The Palgrave Handbook of Britain and the Holocaust. As has our textbook offering, with a particular highlight being Patrick Manning’s Methods for Human History: Studying Social, Cultural, and Biological Evolution. We also continue to publish many Open Access titles, including De sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period, edited by Matteo Valleriani. In addition to this, we saw the first book published in our newest series, Entangled Memories in the Global South.
One title which has proven particularly timely is our latest paperback, Florence Nightingale at Home. Initially we intended this book to mark 200 years since Nightingale’s birth, yet it has taken on new meaning and relevance, thanks to the need to stay at home this year, and the eponymous Nightingale hospitals established in the UK.