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 ‘The Nonconformist Revolution: Religious dissent, innovation and rebellion‘ (Thomas), ‘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 ‘of Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa‘(Porter), ‘Dorothea Tanning: Transformations‘ (Carruthers), ‘John Carter: On Paper‘ (Bann), ‘Art is a Tyrant‘ (Hewitt), ‘Constable and Brighton: Something Out of Nothing‘ (Lancaster), ‘Guernica‘ (Attlee).


Recent indexes include ‘Dead Doubles‘(Barnes), ‘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 ‘After Extra Time and Penalties‘ (Ingham), ‘Any Given Sunday: The NFL’s Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games‘ (Sherry), ‘White Hart Lane: The Spurs Glory Years‘ (Lipton), ‘Blood and Circuses‘ (O’Connor), ‘My Life in Red and White‘ (Wenger)

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 ‘Barry Island: The Making of a Seaside Playground, c.1790- c.1965‘ (Croll), ‘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), ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk‘(Jackson)

Popular Medicine (Works Intended For Lay Readers)

Mostly popular science titles for various publishers including ‘Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life ‘ (Arney), ‘How to Argue With a Racist‘ Rutherford), ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s‘ (Houston)


A personal interest of mine. Recent titles include: ‘Cardiff Castle and the Marquesses of Bute‘ (Williams), ‘Musical Cities: Listening to Urban Design and Planning‘ (Adhitya), ‘Stowe House: Saving an Architectural Masterpiece‘ (Morris), ‘Unreasonable creatures‘(Bette), ‘Between Two Worlds: An Architectural History of Emmanuel College, Cambridge‘ (Musson)

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
Deborah Mattinson, Beyond the Red Wall, Biteback Publishing, 2020
David Bainbridge, How Zoologists Organize Things: The Art of Classification , Frances Lincoln, 2020

Clients Include

Regular clients include Biteback, gestalten, I B Tauris, V& A, British Museum, National Gallery, Quarto Publishing, Scala Publishing, UCL Publishing, Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Plus individual authors, universities and small publishing houses.

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Recent indexes include ‘Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill‘ (Adonis), ‘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), ‘Let’s Do it: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood ‘ (Rees), ‘Not Quite a Diplomat‘ (Renwick),’My Life in Red and White‘ (Wenger)

Diaries And Letters

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


I have indexed many publications to accompany museum exhibitions including ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk‘ (Jackson), ‘Constable and Brighton: Something Out of Nothing‘ (Lancaster), ‘Mathematics’ (Rooney), ‘Robots‘ (Russell), ‘Science City‘ (Rose and Desborough), ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser ‘ (Bailey/Sladen), ‘Renaissance Watercolours‘ (Evans and Pieragostini)