Institute of Historical Research

Fashion: 84th Anglo-American conference of historians

AACH15: Fashion

In a major collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, the IHR is taking Fashion as the theme for its annual conference in July 2015. 

The history of fashion, and the role of fashion in history, is not just confined to the study of dress and costume, but encompasses design and innovation, taste and zeitgeist, treats as its subjects both people and objects, and crosses over into related disciplines such as the history of art and architecture, consumption, retailing and technology.

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Otto von Bismarck: A Bicentennial exhibition and lecture

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On April 1st the bicentenary of Bismarck’s birth will be celebrated by the German President Joachim Gauck in Berlin. To share this event the Bismarck Foundation is organizing an exhibition at the IHR, which will be opened on the 6th May by the IHR Director, Professor Lawrence Goldman. Professor Jonathan Steinberg will then lecture on ‘the Iron Chancellor’.  Registration is now open

Today at the Institute

  • Tomorrow, 17:30, Other
    Joint meeting with the Institute of Latin American History and Institute of the Americas: Jaime Pensado (Professor of History, Notre Dame)
  • Tuesday, April 07, 17:15, Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
    Renaud Morieux (University of Cambridge)
  • Thursday, April 09, 17:30, Other
    Gerald Maclean (Professor of English, Exeter, and co-author, with Nabil Matar, of Britain and the Islamic World) meets renowned journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to discuss her new book, Exotic England.  
  • Friday, April 10, 09:00, Wolfson Room I (NB01)

History and Biography

The podcast of the Inaugural Lecture by the new Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Professor of History in the University of London is now available.

The IHR will be closed from Thursday 2nd April to Tuesday 7th April inclusive (except for Tuesday evening seminars), and will re-open at 9.00am on Wednesday 8th April.

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Creighton Lecture: Was the 'Final Solution' Unique? Reflections on Twentieth-Century Genocides
Professor Sir Richard Evans (Regius Professor of History, Wolfson College, Cambridge), Added 24 Mar 2015
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Professor Lawrence Goldman (Director of the IHR), Added 24 Mar 2015
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