Institute of Historical Research

Want to study for a Masters in Historical Research?

Applications are still being accepted for places on the IHR’s MA and MRes in Historical Research programmes for 2015-16. Benefit from taught courses with dedicated research skills training and supervised independent research, and enjoy access to internationally renowned research libraries and archives.

IHR Summer School in Local History - 21-23 July

For all researchers in local history, from enthusiastic amateurs to established scholars, the IHR’s Local History Summer School is the best way to learn new skills, refresh old ones, discover the different approaches being taken around the country and broaden the scope of your own work.

IHR Friends Bursaries

The American Friends of the IHR are generously supporting a bursary scheme for students of outstanding promise on the MA or MRes in Historical Research. All students who apply before the end of July 2015 will be eligible to apply for the bursaries, which are worth £3,000 each.

Fashion and consumption in the First World War: Department store catalogues 1916-17

The Institute of Historical Research, in collaboration with Senate House Library, is delighted to announce the launch of a new online exhibition of digitised fashion catalogues from the First World War. These select catalogues of women’s clothing from 1916 and 1917 illustrate the war’s impact on materials, the roles of women and fashion itself.

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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The trouble with Gypsies in early modern England
Professor David Cressy (Ohio State), Added 23 Jun 2015
Volunteer Tourism: Development, Altruism or Narcissism?
Jim Butcher (Canterbury Christ Church University), Added 22 Jun 2015
Legacies of British Slave-Ownership in the Long Eighteenth Century
Dr Nick Draper (University College London), Added 22 Jun 2015
La Bastille des pauvres: écrire l’histoire de la workhouse anglaise, 1630-1930
Jacques Carré (émérite Paris 4), Added 18 Jun 2015

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