H-Risk-and-Safety promotes an interdisciplinary, intellectural exchange about the history of risk, accidents, safety and disasters. H-Risk-and-Safety will introduce a much needed historical exploration of how a variety of actors dealt with risk and constructed safety from ancient times to the present. This network will provide a forum for scholars to exchange bibliographic information, research and teaching aids in an effort to promote an international examination of concepts of risk and safety broadly defined.

H-Risk-and-Safety is currently looking for new editors to take over the network and take an active role in developing new online materials and resources for the field. We also looking for contributors, bloggers, discussants, resources gatherers, etc. If you are interested in helping build this site, please contact Patrick Cox, H-Net's Vice-President for Networks, at vp-net@mail.h-net.msu.edu.

Recent Content

New book: Governing Risks in Modern Britain: Danger, Safety and Accidents, c.1800-2000

Dear All,

Network members will hopefully be interested in a book just published by Palgrave: Governing Risks in Modern Britain: Danger, Safety and Accidents, c.1800-2000.

Further details from: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137467447

Re: CFP: Accidents and the State in the 20th century

Hi All,

With apologies for the short notice, I've recently received the programme for this workshop, as below. I'm unable to attend, unfortunately, as it looks really promising, but I have asked for a short report in due course. For those who might be interested, please contact Peter Itzen for further information.

Best wishes,


Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

9-10 June 2016

June 9

15.30-16 h
Welcome and Coffee

16-18 h
Risk, citizenship, responsibility and social justice

New H-Net Profiles and more


H-Net is happy to announce a few new features. 

Your Profile on H-Net now has a field for Dissertations and Theses in progress. H-Net Profiles are searchable by name, email, and interest, and people do look so we encourage you to fill in your profile.