Institute of Historical Research

Oral History at the IHR

Oral history has seen a huge renaissance in the past few years; everyone wants to know how to incorporate the insights of living participants into their historical writing. Our training course will teach you all the technical, ethical and practical aspects and gives you everything you need to know as an interviewer.

Urban Belonging: History and the Power of Place, 13-14 January 2017

Booking is now open for the Centre for Metropolitan History (IHR)/Centre for Urban History (Leicester) organised conference which seeks to connect, from a variety of temporal and spatial vantage points, the multiple histories of urban belonging.

Reviews in History 20th Anniversary

Our venerable online journal Reviews in History is 20 this month,and to celebrate we have put together a special issue reviewing classic books from the last 20 years.

Part one, featuring four books covering topics from the Balkans to malaria, is available now.

Mercers’ Company studentship on the history of London

The Mercers’ Company, the 700-year-old premier livery company of the City of London, is awarding a doctoral studentship in the history of London, starting in October 2017, with a second to be awarded the following year.

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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Calls for papers

Latest podcasts

Making an Impression: Book Illustrations and their Technologies in Britain, 1750-1850
Will Finley (University of Sheffield), Added 30 Nov 2016
The Inaugural London Journal Lecture - London at War and Peace: Crisis and Reckoning, 1702-1951
Professor Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London), Introduction by Professor David Green (Kings College London), Concluding remarks by Professor Matthew Davies (Birkbeck, University of London), Added 29 Nov 2016
History Now and Then - History and Change
Chair: Daniel Snowman (Institute of Historical Research, Margaret MacMillan, Rana Mitter, Andrew Roberts, Gareth Stedman Jones, Added 29 Nov 2016
Country Houses & Collaborative Research: Revealing the History of Boughton House & the Montagu Estates in the Long Eighteenth Century
Rosemary Sweet, Helen Bates and Emma Purcell (University of Leicester), Added 17 Nov 2016

News and jobs

Parliamentary History Essay Prize
History of parliaments and representative institutions
EHS Prize
Ecclesiastical History Society launches a new prize for early career researchers
Visiting Fellowships at the Bodleian Libraries
Fellowships are offered for research in Bodleian Special Collections.
Augustine Heard Doctoral Studentship
British and American business communities in nineteenth-century Hong Kong
New Online Catalogue for Veterinary History Archives
Launch of online archive catalogue from Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Women's Studies Group 1558-1837 30th anniversary...
For early career researchers, independent scholars or PhD students