Digital research, publishing and services are central to the IHR. Our work focuses on five key areas:
- Resources: for historical research, including British History Online and the Bibliography of British and Irish History.
- Research: digital history and digital methods with historians, archivists and librarians. Recent projects include history and big data, born-digital data and web ontologies.
- Publishing: History of Parliament and the Humanities Digital Library.
- Communication: Reviews in History and History Online, together with the IHR website.
- Teaching and training: introductions to digital humanities for graduate students.
IHR Digital brings together historians, editors, bibliographers, publishers, web designers and developers. Who we are.
The Humanities Digital Library is a new open access resource for scholarly books, led by the IHR. Launched in January 2017, the Library combines new publications with access to works previously available only in print—including titles from the IHR’s conference series. Partners include the Royal Historical Society.
How to study:
Urban History using British History Online
British History Online contains an extensive range of sources for urban history from the early medieval period to the 20th century, with a particularly rich array of source material for the history of London, which during this period grew into one of the world’s largest metropolises.