Institute of Historical Research

Study for a one-year

Masters in History at the Institute of Historical Research, Bloomsbury, London





If you are currently looking to enrol on a Masters course in History which begins this autumn, 2015, whether full or part-time, then the IHR has just the course for you: our Masters in Historical Research.


Taught by acknowledged specialists, taken successfully by recent students, this is an ideal course for learning essential skills required by historians today. These are also skills in the manipulation and analysis of data which are transferable to business and the professions.


Whether you have graduated this summer in History and want to stay on for more, or took a degree some years ago, whether in History or a related subject, the IHR’s Masters in Historical Research may be right for you.

Using Film as a Source

The IHR, in conjunction with Manchester University Press, has recently published the first of its new research guides. Among other things, it deals with different kinds of moving images, how to explore visual sources, how to undertake archival film-related research and how to use film theory.

Deana & Jack Eisenberg Lecture in Public History

6 Oct 2015

This year’s Eisenberg lecture in Public History will be given by Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the National Trust. The lecture is free and open to all to attend.

Bibliography of British and Irish History
British History Online
Connected Histories
History of Parliament Online
History Online
ROLLCO website
Reviews in History
VCH Explore

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Feelings at Work in the Long 1950s
Professor Claire Langhamer (Sussex), Added 20 Jul 2015
Bombing and Memory: Britain and France, 1940-45
Professor Andrew Knapp (University of Reading), Added 14 Jul 2015
The trouble with Gypsies in early modern England
Professor David Cressy (Ohio State), Added 23 Jun 2015

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