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

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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.

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London and the First World War - Plenary Lecture 2
Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London), Added 14 Apr 2015
London and the First World War - Session 7: Leisure
Ruth Percy (Ruskin College, Oxford), Assaf Mond (Tel-Aviv University, Israel) and Rachel Richardson (Independent Scholar), Added 14 Apr 2015
London and the First World War - Session 6: Air War
Roderick Bailey (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford) and Nina Hadaway (RAF Museum), Added 14 Apr 2015
London and the First World War - Session 5: Dissent
Richard Espley (Senate House Library), Linda Parker (Independent Scholar) and Sarah Jackson (Independent Scholar), Added 14 Apr 2015
London and the First World War - Session 4: Empire View
Elise Edmonds (State Library NSW Sydney, Australia) Anna Maguire (IWM and King's College London) and John Siblon (Birkbeck, University of London), Added 14 Apr 2015

News and jobs

Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) Scheme
6 full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2015.
Prize of the German Historical Institute London
Outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German history
The Worcestershire Historical Society Prize for...
£100 for the best essay in 2015