Institute of Historical Research

Want to study for a Masters in Historical Research?

Applications are being accepted for places on the IHR’s MA and MRes in Historical Research programmes for 2016-17. Benefit from taught courses with dedicated research skills training and supervised independent research, and enjoy access to internationally renowned research libraries and archives.

Job opportunity - Head of IHR Digital

The IHR is seeking applicants for the position of Head of IHR Digital. The person appointed will be responsible for the digital history department at the Institute of Historical Research, initiating and managing projects and overseeing the development of the IHR’s digital resources and tools.

Forthcoming events at the Institute

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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Calls for papers

Latest podcasts

Pride of Place: England's LGBTQ Heritage
Alison Oram (Leeds Beckett University), Justin Bengry (Birkbeck, University of London and Leeds Beckett University), Added 25 Apr 2016
Founding the Welfare State: The Collective Biography of William Beveridge, R. H. Tawney and William Temple
Lawrence Goldman (Institute of Historical Research, London), Added 14 Apr 2016
Rethinking Australia after 1788: an island nation in a British world
Paul Pickering (Australian National University), Added 13 Apr 2016

News and jobs

Mortimer History Society Essay Prize 2016
First prize £750, runner-up prize £300
Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life
British Library online course
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral PhD Studentship
Queen Mary University of London and the Royal National Institute of Blind People
Research Bursaries, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Three research bursaries of £750 each offered
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship: '...
The National Portrait Gallery London – Swansea University