Institute of Historical Research

IHR announces new Director

We are delighted to announce that Professor Jo Fox, Professor of Modern British and European History in the Department of History at Durham University, has been appointed Director of the Institute with effect from 1 January 2018.

History Day: Save the date 31 Oct 2017

The next History Day will include a history fair showcasing libraries, archives and other historical organisations, offering one-on-one advice on your research. Join in a series of historical debates on Public History, Digital History and Discovery in Libraries and Archives.

London's Women Historians

This project emerged from the conference ‘London’s women historians: a celebration and a conversation’ held at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (IHR). The day ended with the launch of a portrait exhibition of 20 London women historians, now reproduced in this online exhibition.

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New St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture OA...
Appearance of new volume in series by Susan Carr
Centre for English Local History Thesis Collection
New online resource for local historians from the University of Leicester
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Royal Holloway, University of London / Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
AHRC PhD Studentship: A Paper World, 1830-1914
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A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain
Mass Open Online Course (MOOC)
Stipendiary Lectureship in History
University of Oxford - Lady Margaret Hall