Institute of Historical Research

Medieval specialist Catherine Clarke to lead new IHR research centre

The IHR is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Catherine Clarke to head our new research centre for the History of People, Place and Community.

She will head up a new research centre that will draw on the expertise and interests of the IHR’s staff and its flagship projects within the Centre for Metropolitan History and Victoria County History.

'Where do we fit in'? Black and Asian British History on the Curriculum

This event will bring together scholars, artists and activists to discuss the presence and absence of black and minority ethnic Britons on the UK's national curriculum.

A panel of contributors will discuss the ways that BME British experiences have been marginalised from the histories taught in schools, and how teachers, scholars, community leaders and politicians can work to ensure that these stories and experiences are taught and understood as British History. 

6.30pm, Tuesday 4 December.

Book now for History Day - 27 Nov 2018

History Day poster Discover research collections at this free one-day event designed for History students, researchers and writers.

Listen to researchers and collections professionals sharing their experiences and projects.

2018 Creighton Lecture in History

‘When was Thatcherism?’: Professor Richard Vinen (King’s London) asks whether historians have overstated the disjunctures between the Thatcher governments and those that preceded and succeeded it. Should historians periodise the late-twentieth century in ways that make less reference to Margaret Thatcher?


6pm, Thursday 29 November. Booking required.

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The IHR will be closed on Tuesday 20 November for the University of London's Founders' Day.

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