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SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

What's New: September 2022

This month’s update adds 10 new articles, introduced by Caitríona Beaumont, and with a special focus on two generations of women who took part in movements both local and international to enhance the lives of women and girls. Read the introduction here.

AUGUST 11, 2022

What's New: August 2022

This month’s update adds 48 lives of people who died in 2014, 2015, and 2016, linked to other ODNB lives through family relationships or professional partnerships. They range from science and literature to journalism, sport, and entertainment. Read the introduction here.

JULY 14, 2022

What's New: July 2022

This month’s update adds collective articles on the 39 earls and barons of Scotland who sealed the Declaration of Arbroath, addressed to Pope John XXII in 1320, and the 40 English and Welsh Roman Catholic Martyrs in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who were canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1970. In advance of the Commonwealth Games, there are also surveys of the coverage of the Commonwealth in ODNB as well as the c. 700 lives connected with Birmingham, where the games will be staged. Read the introduction here.

JUNE 9, 2022

What's New: June 2022

This month’s update adds the lives of nine women active over three centuries: a leading soprano, an actress and novelist, the author of a moral essay, painters of birds in India and still lifes in Norfolk, a promoter of Devon lace, a reviver of handmade textile crafts, an early film critic, and a documentary film maker.  Read the summary of new content here.

MAY 5, 2022

What's New: May 2022

This month’s update adds 12 new lives in the fields of education, science, literature and the stage, and sport. Read the introduction here.

APRIL 13, 2022

What's New: April 2022

This month’s update adds 12 new articles with a special focus on Victorian working-class poets, introduced by Kirstie Blair. Read the introduction here.

MARCH 10, 2022

2022 Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The March 2022 update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) adds new biographies of 247 men and women who died in the year 2018.

MARCH 10, 2022

What's New: March 2022

This month’s update adds new biographies of 247 men and women who died in the year 2018. Browse a selection of new articles here, and read the summary of new content here.

FEBRUARY 2, 2022

What's New: February 2022

This month’s update adds data on the wealth left by 115 inventors. Read the summary of new content here.

JANUARY 11, 2022

What's New: January 2022

This month’s update adds ten new articles, and has a special focus on music and art, particularly illustrators and cartoonists. Read the introduction and summary of new content here.

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