History Lab events

History Lab runs a wide range of events for postgraduate historians throughout the academic year.

Our biweekly seminar series gives research and early-career students and opportunity to present ongoing work or research conclusions to their peers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The seminars, which take place at 5.30 pm on alternate Thursdays in the IHR, are a great way to socialise with historians who are at similar stages in their careers, always finish with drinks in the Common Room (with frequent post-seminar pub visits).

We hold events on the broader issues which postgraduate historians face, including workshops on method and skills training.

In addition, our Meet the Historian evenings allow our members to hear some of today's most prominent historians discussing their life, career, and thoughts about the discipline in an informal environment.

There are also regular social events where you can meet and talk to fellow historians and extend your network.

Each year History Lab runs a conference for postgraduate and early career researchers. It is the ideal place to practice delivering your research and to meet fellow PhD students at the Institute of Historical Research. The conference is informal and is not restricted to any one period of history.  Each year the theme is as broad as possible so as to encourage submissions from all students. Often the conferences we attend are specific to one subject, so the History Lab conference is designed to promote discussion of themes across all periods.

This year, the History Lab conference will focus the theme of commemorations.  Held on June 2, 2015, this one day conference aims to bring historians of all period together to discuss how the acts of celebration, commemorating and forgetting form part of history. See here for registration details and programme.

History Lab events

History Lab past events