Institute of Historical Research

IHR Workshop in Early American History - 16 January

In January 2015 the IHR library will open its new North American room. To celebrate, the IHR is hosting a day-long workshop for early career academics working on any facet of American or Atlantic history from the 17th century to the early national period.

One-day workshop: Public Speaking for Historians

Public speaking is the main medium by which we communicate our research. This one-day workshop is an interactive session, which fuses academic practice with acting techniques and is designed to enhance your confidence and understanding of oral communication.

History Libraries & Research Open Day 2015

After the success of this year's inaugural event, the IHR Library and Senate House Library are putting on another opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to meet and learn about libraries and archives.

AACH2015: Call for Papers: Fashion - closing date extended to 31 January

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.

IHR Christmas closure, Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015 inclusive

The IHR will close at 5.30pm on Tuesday 23 December 2014.
Please note there will be no café service in the IHR Common Room on 23rd and 24th December.

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

Forthcoming events

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Calls for papers

Latest podcasts

The Great War as experienced in the diary of a farmer's wife at Shotley, Suffolk
Dr Edward Packard (University Campus Suffolk), Added 18 Dec 2014
Collection and Concealment: Archiving the Transgressive at Senate House Library, University of London
Dr Richard Espley (Senate House Library, University of London), Added 16 Dec 2014
Attitudes to ejaculation in early modern England
Dr Tim Reinke-Williams (University of Northampton), Added 16 Dec 2014
The Great Irish Famine and Transatlantic Historiographies, 1847-1914
Professor Peter Gray (Queen's University Belfast), Added 16 Dec 2014

News and jobs

8 Slavery PhD Scholarships at University of Hull
Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation
Archives By-Fellowships
Churchill Archives Centre
Schmitt Prize 2015
Invitation for submissions to the ISIH Schmitt Prize for Intellectual History
Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship
the University of Sheffield