Tim is now starting to develop/ revive some new projects as old ones have come to completion.
The most important of these,perhaps, but also potentially overwhelming, is the Blackburne project which certainly will need assistance from readers in several countries.
McFarland have recently published Tim's new chess history book Eminent Victorian Chess-Players. This consists of essays in historical biography about leading figures in British chess (amateur and professional) during the 19th century. All chapters have some games and pictorial illustrations.
Tim has also written shorter articles about Captain Evans and isidor Gunsberg (who feature in the new book), and about the lady champion Mary Rudge, for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. These were added to its online edition on 24 May 2012.
I am also interested in trying to reconstruct all Steinitz's movements between his arrival in England in 1862 and his final departure over 20 years later. Readers can help by supplying information from their local clubs and newspapers reporting his (as well as Blackburne's) simultaneous displays and other visits to various parts of the country.
In the near future we hope to add further chess history articles to the research zone on this site.