The Centre for English Local History Theses Collection is the result.
The website makes available all the Ph D theses completed by students at the Centre for English Local History.
Some areas, such as archaeology, are also ‘messy’ with a large amount of grey literature and small society publication.
There are journals like the Local Historian and Local Population Studies who made their archives freely available, but the discipline as a whole could have better coordination.
There are great free resources for local studies, but they tend to be collections of primary sources (like British History Online) or long-standing publication series (like Victoria County History).
For those of you who are familiar with our Interpretation courses at the History Centre, this is a variation on a theme.In principle then, the model we used could be applied more widely.