Institute of Historical Research

The new Director of the IHR, Professor Lawrence Goldman

Professor Goldman began in post on 1st October in succession to Professor Miles Taylor. Lawrence was educated at Cambridge, where he was successively an undergraduate, postgraduate and Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, and also at Yale University, where he was a Harkness Fellow studying American History. His teaching career has been spent in Oxford where he was a Fellow of St. Peter’s College and where he taught modern British and American History. He has published books on the history of Victorian social science and the history of workers’ education in Britain, and most recently, a biography of the political thinker and historian R. H. Tawney. He comes to the IHR after 10 years as the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography since its publication in 2004. He has been followed into the editor’s chair by another former Director of the IHR, Professor Sir David Cannadine.

IHR Friends AGM and Lecture

Please join us on 27 October 2014 for the AGM and Professor Sir David Cannadine’s lecture, Trying to tell truth to power: Reflections on my adventures in Whitehall.  

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AACH 2015 Call for Papers: Fashion

In a major collaboration with the V&A, the IHR is taking Fashion as the theme for its 2015 annual conference, and we're looking for proposals on the themes of dress, imitation and emulation, taste and style, body-art, the fashion-industry and its media, fashionability and trend-setting, catwalks, fairs and exhibitions, innovation in interior design, architecture and public space, fashion education and technology.

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