Institute of Historical Research

The IHR 2019 Wiley Lecture: 'Time Come' Britain's black futures past

This year's IHR Wiley Lecture will be given by Rob Waters (QMUL), author of Thinking Black: Britain, 1964-1985, followed by a conversation with Kennetta Hammond Perry, Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre. 

Join us on 6 June 2019 at Queen Mary University of London at 6.30pm, where Rob will speak about languages of political blackness in the 1970s, and how 'thinking black' meant to create a new sense of history and a new imagining of black futures. 

The Rise and Fall of the British Nation reviewed

The IHR's online journal Reviews in History has just published a fascinating discussion between Scott Newton and David Edgerton of the latter's The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: a Twentieth Century History.

This compelling book recasts 20th-century British history in terms of the building and dismantling of a specifically British nation, challenging the use of 'declinism' as an explanation of Britain's changing domestic and international experience since 1900.


Join us for a special one-day event at the John Rylands Research Institute in Manchester on 25 June. We're hosting a daytime workshop for early career researchers, PhD students and history librarians, followed by a public panel discussion in the evening on the theme 'Truth, Lies & History.' 

Don't miss your chance to take part, read more and sign up now. 

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