Institute of Historical Research

Oral History at the IHR

Oral history has seen a huge renaissance in the past few years; everyone wants to know how to incorporate the insights of living participants into their historical writing. Our training course will teach you all the technical, ethical and practical aspects and gives you everything you need to know as an interviewer.

IHR Winter Conference 2017: Civil Wars

The IHR Winter Conference will take place on Friday 20 January 2017 and this year will focus on Civil Wars. Do Civil Wars share certain features or is this a term of art that obscures the uniqueness of each separate historical situation? This conference will question the conceptualisation and language of civil discord.

Discounted subscriptions to BBIH available

Discounted subscriptions to the online Bibliography of British and Irish History are now available to Friends of the IHR who may not have access through a university or other institution.

The Bibliography is a joint project of the IHR, the Royal Historical Society and Brepols Publishers, and is the most extensive guide available to what has been published on British and Irish history.

IHR Creighton Lecture 2016

This year’s Creighton lecture will take place in the Wolfson Conference Suite on Thursday 8 December at 6pm. 


Professor John Darwin (University of Oxford) will be giving a talk on The Globe, the Sea and the City: Port Cities and Globalisation in the long 19th Century.

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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Latest podcasts

Making an Impression: Book Illustrations and their Technologies in Britain, 1750-1850
Will Finley (University of Sheffield), Added 30 Nov 2016
The Inaugural London Journal Lecture - London at War and Peace: Crisis and Reckoning, 1702-1951
Professor Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London), Introduction by Professor David Green (Kings College London), Concluding remarks by Professor Matthew Davies (Birkbeck, University of London), Added 29 Nov 2016
History Now and Then - History and Change
Chair: Daniel Snowman (Institute of Historical Research, Margaret MacMillan, Rana Mitter, Andrew Roberts, Gareth Stedman Jones, Added 29 Nov 2016
Country Houses & Collaborative Research: Revealing the History of Boughton House & the Montagu Estates in the Long Eighteenth Century
Rosemary Sweet, Helen Bates and Emma Purcell (University of Leicester), Added 17 Nov 2016

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