Institute of Historical Research

Bursaries for ‘Vagrancy and Settlement’ conference

We are pleased to announce that eight bursaries of £100 are available for postgraduate and early career delegates (speakers and non-speakers) at the ‘Out of Place: Vagrancy and Settlement’ conference taking place at the IHR on 6-7 December.

Buried treasure: the wreck of ‘The London’ - 22 November

In 1665 The London exploded and sank off Southend, concealing herself for centuries on the estuary bed. Her wreck was found in 2005, revealing a hidden history of early modern life.

This interactive evening, part of the Being Human Festival, will include a talk by Dan Pascoe, Marine Archaeologist on ‘The London’.

IHR Creighton Lecture 2017 - 30 November

Professor Miri Rubin of Queen Mary University of London will be giving this year's lecture on 'Strangers in Medieval Cities', as she talks about how Europe's remarkable growth after the year 1000 encouraged migration, the creation of new towns, and the growth of existing urban centres.

This lecture is free to attend but advance registration is required.

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