IHR magazine

The IHR's magazine, Past and Future, began life as a newsletter before evolving to a magazine format, initially entitled Timeline. In its current format, Past and Future includes news from the IHR as well as articles written by academics, students and others working in the field of history. Published twice a year, the magazine is an ideal way to stay up to date with IHR developments and is available free of charge.

You can view issues of Past and Future here, or pick up a hard copy from one of the display stands in the IHR. If you would like a copy of the magazine to be posted to you, or would like to be added to our subscription list, please contact Manjeet Sambi.

 

Past and Future – Spring/Summer 2014

Kate Tiller, chair of the British Association for Local History discusses the importance of the local history dimension when exploring the First World War; Jill Pellew, senior research fellow at the IHR, investigates the era of ‘Utopian Universities’, ahead of the 2014 winter conference on the same theme; David Bates, honorary fellow and former director of the IHR, looks back at the recent launch of his book The Normans and Empire; Janet Waymark, senior research fellow at the IHR, explores garden history; John Cooper, senior lecturer in early modern history, discusses the on-going St Stephen’s Chapel project; John H. Arnold, professor of medieval history at Birkbeck College, examines the influence of prominent historian Eric Hobsbawm on the field of history; Emilie Murphy, RHS Centenary Fellow at the IHR, gives an account of her research project on Music and post-Reformation English Catholics; and Justin Bengry, honorary research fellow, reflects on the recently-launched seminar history of sexuality at the IHR.

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Past and Future – Autumn/Winter 2013

Iwan Morgan, professor of US studies and Commonwealth Fund professor of American history at University College London, marks the anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination; Alix Green, convenor for public history seminar and Justin Champion, professor of history of early modern ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London, explores the role of public history in the UK; Matthew Ross, Thornley junior research fellow, and Thomas Smith, Scouloudi junior research fellow report on their recent conference on ecclesiastical authority; Manjeet Sambi, IHR events and publicity officer, reflects on the 82nd Anglo-American conference of historians; Elizabeth Williamson, general editor, Victoria County History gives an account of the recent Marc Fitch lecture; and Mark Connelly, professor of modern British military history, University of Kent reflects on the IHR’s war, society and culture seminar. 

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Past and Future – Spring/Summer 2013

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Sara Pennell, senior lecturer in early modern British history at the University of Roehampton, explores food history today; Tim Boon, head of research and public history at the Science Museum, highlights the untapped research potential of the Science Museum Group’s collections for historians; Taylor Downing, documentary filmmaker and historian, gives us an account of history on the television; Andrew Saint, general editor of the Survey of London, and David Kroll, Centre for Metropolitan History, reflect on London’s housing histories and the provision of homes since 1850; Jason M. Kelly, director of Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis Arts and Humanities Institute, reviews the impact of ten years of British History Online; Jennifer Aston, Eileen Power junior research fellow, shares her research on female bankruptcy in 19th-century England; and John Gillingham, emeritus professor of history at LSE, focuses on the IHR’s earlier middle ages seminar.

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Past and Future - Autumn/Winter 2012

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Sam Mullins, director of London Transport Museum, explores the history of the London Underground on the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s first underground line, the Metropolitan Railway; John Bowen, professor of 19th-century literature at the University of York, celebrates 200 years of Charles Dickens ahead of the Centre for Metropolitan History conference ‘Some tales of one city: Charles Dickens and London’; Jane Winters, IHR head of publications, reports on the launch of the IHR conference proceedings series; Elizabeth Williamson, VCH executive editor reports on David Starkey’s lecture on monarchy and the VCH diamond jubilee volume; Past and Present Society fellow Oleg Benesch shares his research on the way of the samurai in modern Japan; Robert Tittler, professor of history at Concordia University, writes on the IHR’s Canada connection; stories of the post-war IHR are shared in Cynthia Hawker’s recollections; Manjeet Sambi, IHR events and publicity officer, reports on the 2012 Anglo-American conference; and Arthur Burns focuses on the IHR’s British history in the long 18th century seminar.

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Past and Future - Spring/Summer 2012

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Paul Cartledge, professor of Greek culture at Cambridge, considers the relationship between the ancients and moderns, by way of Athenian democracy and the Olympic games;  Jonathan Haslam, professor of international relations at Cambridge, reflects on the importance of biography to history; IHR director Miles Taylor investigates the cult of monarchy at the time of the last diamond jubilee; Elizabeth Williamson, VCH executive editor, reports on the rededication of the Victoria County History; CMH director Matthew Davies reports on the Locating London’s Past project; Scouloudi fellow Gabrielle Maas shares her research on history and activist song in Algeria; Michael Berkowitz, professor of Jewish history at UCL, focuses on the IHR’s new Jewish history seminar; and Peter Webster, IHR Digital, sets out the ways in which the IHR helps to shape web archiving policy at a national level.

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Past and Future - Autumn/Winter 2011

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Novelist and historian Ian Mortimer reflects on the value of writing historical fiction ahead of our 2011 winter conference, ‘Novel approaches: from academic history to historical fiction’; Jenny Keating examines the teaching of history in 20th-century England; IHR librarian Jennifer Higham talks us through the relocation of the IHR’s library; James Lees, fellowships officer, looks back on ten years of the prestigious IHR Mellon fellowships in the humanities; Manjeet Sambi, events and publicity officer, reports on the 2011 Anglo-American conference on ‘Health in History’;  and two new online resources are launched: the History of Parliament Online and Connected Histories.

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Past and Future - Spring/Summer 2011

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Monica Green of Arizona State University reflects on the history of health ahead of our 2011 Anglo-American conference ‘Health in History’; Jane Winters, IHR head of publications, recounts the early years of the Institute, now in its 90th year; Robin Francis, head of archive and library at the National Portrait Gallery, profiles their collection of the largest and most comprehensive survey of British portraiture anywhere in the world; and George Campbell Gosling and Matt Phillpott discuss the introduction of podcasting at the IHR.

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Past and Future - Autumn/Winter 2010

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Mark Glancy, Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary, University of London, explores the cinema-going experience during the Second World War; Susan Martin, PhD student, Institute of Historical Research, examines the development of the National Portrait Gallery; Jane Winters, IHR Head of Publications, discusses the Connected Histories project and, with Peter Webster, the IHR’s digital future; and Manjeet Sambi, IHR Conference Officer, reports on the 2010 Anglo-American conference, on ‘Environments’, and looks forward to next year’s ‘Health in History’.

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Past and Future - Spring/Summer 2010

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Glyn Davies, V&A Research Fellow and Curator, takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the V&A Museum's new galleries; Claire Shaw, IHR Scouloudi Fellow, investigates the use of mime in Soviet deaf theatre; Mel Hackett looks back on the achievements of the England's Past for Everyone project in bringing local history to life; IHR student Joanna Marchant tells us why the IHR is important to her research on the cultural impact of London museums; and Jenny Benham, Early English Laws Project Officer, speaks to Professor Bruce O'Brien about widening access to legal history.

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Past and Future - Autumn/Winter 2009

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Vivian Bickford-Smith explores how South African cities have been perceived in recent years; Mark Freeman from the University of Glasgow tells us how the IHR has played a significant part in his academic life; Michelle Hampshire gives us a glimpse into the IHR archive; and IHR student Mary Salinsky talks about her research into historiographies of Britain.

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Past and Future - Spring/Summer 2009

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Emma Flatt, IHR Past and Present Fellow, give us a taste of her research into the martial arts in medieval south India; Zhenzhen Zhou tells us how she has used the IHR during her time as a visiting student; and Making History Project Officer Danny Millum explains how the project puts the history discipline and profession into perspective.

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Past and Future - Autumn/Winter 2008

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Eitan Karol, author of Charles Holden: Architect, explores the design and building of Senate House, home of the IHR; IHR student Carlos López Galviz looks at the development of city railways; and Simon Townley explains the England’s Past for Everyone Burford project.

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Past and Future - Spring/Summer 2008

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Michael Clanchy looks at the effect of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon literacy; Samantha Letters uncovers the experiences of WWII POWs who sat University of London examinations during the war; and David Cannadine speaks to postgraduate network History Lab about the discipline today.

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Timeline - Autumn/Winter 2007

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Sears McGee, President of the American Friends of the IHR, shares his memories of the IHR in the 1960s; IHR Research Fellow Tanya Evans tells us about her exhibition into lone motherhood at The Women’s Library; and IHR student Helen Glew delves into the archives of the British Postal Museum.

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Timeline - Spring/Summer 2007

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Michael Wood talks about visiting India for the filming of his latest TV series; IHR Research Fellow Kate Bradley looks at state and voluntary sector involvement in the lives of 20th century children; and Charlie Turpie from the Guildhall Library seeks out sources on wine in the Library’s collections.

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