Nic Nicholas

Location: Kent

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01634 685914
Mobile: 07810188493
Fax: 01634 685914

General Experience

Advanced member of SI. Studied history at undergraduate level. Business background including proofreading/copy-editing leaflets and reports. Worked to tight deadlines with budgetary constraints. Happy to consider any commission and available all year round including school holidays. Deadlines are always met.


History (All Areas)

Studied at degree level. Especially interested in cultural, social and local history. Recent indexes include ‘Franklin’s Fate‘ (Roobol), ‘Squatting in Britain 1945-1955‘ (Watson), ‘Resolution‘ (Rutland & Ellis), ‘The Medici‘ (Hollingsworth), ‘Blood Royal‘ (Bicheno),’Caesar’s Footprints‘ (Omrani), ‘The Making Of The British Landscape‘ (Crane), ‘Soho‘ (Cruickshank).

Art History

Studied at degree level. Have produced indexes for museums – exhibition and catalogues. Recent work includes ‘Stripped Bare'(Bainbridge), ‘Dorothea Tanning: Transformations‘ (Carruthers), ‘John Carter: On Paper‘ (Bann),
Radical Women 2019: Jessica Dismorr and her Contemporaries‘ (Foster), ‘Constable and Brighton: Something Out of Nothing‘ (Lancaster), ‘Guernica‘ (Attlee).


Recent indexes include ‘Inside Russian Politics‘(Bacon), ‘The Breakdown: Making Sense of Politics in a Messed Up World ‘ (Spiller), ‘Rebel: The Treacherous Path‘ (Yakunin), ‘Greece in Crisis‘ (Tziovas), ‘Inside Russian Politics‘ (Bacon), ‘May at 10‘ (Seldon), ‘The English Job: Understanding Iran and Why It Distrusts Britain‘ (Straw), ‘The People’s Flag and the Union Jack‘ (Hassan & Shaw)


Lifelong interest. Recent indexes include ‘Welcome to Hell?: In Search of the Real Turkish Football
‘ (McManus), ‘Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics‘ (Wilson), ‘White Hart Lane: The Spurs Glory Years‘ (Lipton)

Cultural Studies

Recent indexes include ‘Saturday Night at the Movies‘ (Nelson), ‘Styling South Asian Youth Cultures‘ (Dasgupta et al), ‘Design and National Identity‘ (Gimeno-Martínez), ‘Encounters Beyond the Gallery‘ (Dohmen), ‘The Husband Hunters‘ (de Courcy), ‘Greece in Crisis‘ (Tziovas), ‘The Colour of Time‘ (Jones and Amaral), ‘Being Young, Male and Muslim in Luton‘ (Hoque).


Lifelong interest of mine. Recent indexes include ‘Crystal Gridwork‘ (Fogg), ‘Hoop Dreams‘(Morgan), ‘The Art of Leather Braiding‘ (Luo & Tong), ‘From Clay to Kiln‘ (Carey & Callender)


Recent indexes include ‘A New Art from Emerging Markets‘(Robertson), ‘Europe’s Relations with North Africa‘ (Yousef), ‘Greece in Crisis‘ (Tziovas).

British History

Recent indexes include ‘What We Have Lost‘(Hamilton-Paterson),’Science City‘ (Rose and Desborough), ‘Shakespeare: The Theatre of Our World‘(Conrad), ‘Agent Jack‘(Hutton), ‘Glasgow 1919‘(MacAskill), ‘Cardiff Castle and the Marquesses of Bute‘(Williams), ,’Orcadia‘ (Edmonds)

European History

Recent indexes include ‘Battle of the Four Courts‘(Fewer), ‘Secret Alliances: Special Operations and Intelligence in Norway 1940-1945‘(Insall), ‘Caesar’s Footprints‘(Omrani), ‘Francis I‘(Frieda), ‘Versailles‘(Jones).

Social History

A particular passion of mine. Recent indexes include ‘Good Clean Fun‘ (Drower), ‘The Husband Hunters‘ (de Courcy), ‘The Colour of Time ‘ (Amaral and Jones), ‘Nourishing the Nation: Food as Identity in Catalonia‘ (Johannes)

Mental Health

A very important subject in today’s society. Recent idexes include ‘Proactive Parenting‘ (Saligari), ‘CAT and the Politics of Mental health‘ (Lloyd & Pollard), ‘Mental‘(Ellen and Deveny), ‘Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the Politics of Mental Health‘(Pollard and Lloyd)


Really enjoy this subject and recent indexes have included ‘Styling South Asian Youth Cultures‘ (Dasgupta et al), ‘Silver and Gold‘ (Hartnell), ‘King of Fashion‘ (Poiret).

Popular Medicine (Works Intended For Lay Readers)

Mostly popular science titles for various publishers including ‘Can Medicine Be Cured ‘ (O’Mahony), ‘The Book of Humans ‘ (Rutherford), ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s‘ (Houston)

Other skills

Business background including proofreading/copy-editing leaflets and reports. Recent work includes 'Italian, Spanish and French Paintings: In the Ringling Museum of Art' (Brilliant) and 'The Barber Institute of Fine Arts' (Verdi et al).

Recent indexes include

Fanchon Jean Silberstein, Art inSight – Understanding Art and Why It Matters , Intellect, 2020
Adam Rutherford, How to Argue With a Racist, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2020
James Hamilton-Paterson, Trains, Planes, Ships and Cars , Apollo, 2020

Clients Include

Biteback; Elliott & Thompson; gestalten; Head of Zeus; I B Tauris; National Gallery; Quarto Publishing; Scala Publishing; UCL Publishing; Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Plus individual authors and small publishing houses.

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Recent indexes include ‘Under Cover‘ (Robson), ‘Ian McKellen: The Biography‘ (O’Connor), ‘Breaking News: An Autobiography‘ (Thompson), ‘Art is a Tyrant: The Unconventional Life of Rosa Bonheur ‘ (Hewitt), ‘Who’s In, Who’s Out‘(Rose), ‘Sultan of Swing‘ (Crick), ‘Not Quite a Diplomat‘ (Renwick),’Royal Academy of Dance: Celebrating 100 years‘ (Cunxin and Dowler)

Diaries And Letters

Recent indexes include ‘Discourses of Mens Suicide Notes‘(Galasinski), ‘Jane Austen: The Chawton Letters‘ (Sutherland), ‘JThe Diaries of Bernard Ingham‘ (Ingham)


I have indexed several publications to accompany museum exhibitions including ‘The Cast Courts‘ (Patterson & Trusted), ‘Constable and Brighton: Something Out of Nothing‘ (Lancaster), ‘Mathematics’ (Rooney), ‘Robots‘ (Russell), ‘Science City‘ (Rose and Desborough).