Day for new research students

Course date(s): 
29 Sep 2015


The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to welcome those commencing research degrees in history and related disciplines in London, the South East and throughout the UK. Over the course of an afternoon, we shall introduce the IHR and its remit to assist and promote historical research of all sorts. Join us for lunch and then learn about our library, seminars, conferences, publications, website and training in specialised research skills and how they can help you. Hear also about the History Lab, the postgraduate support network run by and for those undertaking research degrees in history. Free to all new research students in history and in historical subjects from other disciplines.


The University of London’s Institute of Historical Research, in conjunction with The History Lab, is pleased to announce its annual Day for New Research Students. The day will provide an opportunity to learn about IHR publications on- and off- line and about the wide range of IHR activities – lectures, seminars, conferences and training courses available to postgraduate students in history and associated disciplines.

The Day for New Research students will be held in the Wolfson 1 conference room in the basement of the Institute of Historical Research, which is located in the north block of Senate House on Malet St in Bloomsbury. A map and further details are available here. A sandwich lunch (with vegetarian options) will be available from 12.45, and formal proceedings will start at 1.30 when Professor Lawrence Goldman, the director of the IHR, will give an introduction. The programme will be as below.

Registration in advance is not essential and participants are welcome to show up on the day, but in order to ensure that there is sufficient lunch it would be greatly appreciated if students could register if possible.



12.45   Lunch and Registration

1.30     Introduction by Professor Lawrence Goldman, IHR Director

1.50     Training courses – Dr Simon Trafford, IHR Research Training Officer

2.10     SAS PORT – Dr Matt Phillpott

2.20     Building Historical Databases – Dr Mark Merry

2.30     Palaeography – Dr Jenny Stratford

2.40     Seminars - Professor Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths)(TBC)

3.00     Refreshments

3.20     Information services – Dr Jane Winters, Head of Publications and Kate Wilcox, Librarian

3.40     Senate House Library – Dr Jordan Landes

4.00     Introduction to The History Lab – David Tiedemann

4.15     Finish