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ReScript is being developed by the Institute of Historical Research to provide a platform, and associated tools, for the collaborative editing of historical texts online.

The service is still in an experimental stage and most of the material and functions you find here will be subject to further quality control and revision.

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About us

The Institute of Historical Research was founded in 1921 by A. F. Pollard. His original vision for the Institute was that it would function as a ‘history laboratory’, experimenting with new ideas and methodologies and leading the history profession in innovative and exciting directions. Pollard and his successors were remarkably successful in this goal, but today digital technologies offer the opportunity for even greater transformation of the processes of historical research.

The IHR recognises that digital technology has become essential to historical scholarship; IHR Digital helps the Institute to fulfil its remit to support the history profession in the UK, by offering digitisation, consultancy and hosting services. It both provides digital resources and supports those who create their own.

IHR Digital draws on the expertise of its staff, who have many years of experience in the field. If you would like to talk to us about digital projects we would be delighted to hear from you