Governance

The Institute of Historical Research is part of the School of Advanced Study. For further information please visit Governance of the School.

Responsibility for the strategic direction and leadership of the Institute rests with the IHR Director, supported by the governance structure below.

IHR Committees

IHR Management Team

Membership

Professor Claire Langhamer (Chair)
Professsor Catherine Clarke (CHPPC)
Professor Philip Murphy (History & Policy)
Neil Stewart (IHR Library & Digital)
Conor Wyer (IHR Manager)


Advisory Council

Chair
Professor Margot Finn (UCL)

Ex-Officio Members
Professor Claire Langhamer (Director of the IHR)
Professor Clare Lees (Deputy Dean of SAS)
Professor Carl Stychin (Director of IALS)

Historians Representing HEI's Outside UoL
Professor Lynn Abrams (University of Glasgow)
Dr Ruth Atherton (University of South Wales)
Professor Tom Buchanan (Oxford University)
Dr Emily Cock (Cardiff University)
Dr Kate Ferris (University of St Andrews)
Professor Kennetta Hammond Perry (Northwestern University)
Professor Sadiah Qureshi (University of Manchester)
Professor Christopher Marsh (Queen's University Belfast)

UoL Representatives
Dr Lise Butler (City, University of London)
Dr Rebecca Jennings (UCL)
Professor Matthew Jones (LSE)
Dr Reuben Loffmann (Queen Mary, University of London)

Stakeholders associated with the discipline
Dr Hannah Ishmael (Black Cultural Archives)
Dr Sarah Holland (History UK)
Dr Ben Thomas (Historic Environment Scotland)
Dr Kaja Marczewska (National Archives)

History Librarians Representative
Dr Simon Dixon (University of Leicster)

PGR Community Representative
Waseem Ahmed (History Lab)
Jannette Bright (IHR)

IHR Seminars Representative
Vacant

IHR Staff Representative
Kate Wilcox (Library Services Manager)

IHR Research Centres' Representatives
Professor Catherine Clarke (CHPPC)
Professor Philip Murphy (History & Policy)

Chair of the IHR Trust
Professor Matthew Hilton (Queen Mary, University of London)

Secretary
Dr Conor Wyer (IHR Manager)
 

Staff-Student Liaison Committee

Terms of Reference

The Staff Student Liaison Committee of the IHR exists to provide a forum for discussion for staff and students and to provide feedback and raise issues on the delivery of courses, student support and facilities.

2023-24 Membership

Chair
Dr Simon Trafford (IHR Director of Studies)

Staff Members    
Dr Adam Chapman (Lecturer in Medieval History)
Professor Catherine Clarke (Professor of History & Director of CHPPC)
Dr Justin Colson (Senior Lecturer in Urban & Digital History)
Professor Claire Langhamer (IHR Director)
Prof Philip Murphy (Director of History & Policy)
Dr Ruth Slatter (Lecturer in Historic Environment & Knowledge Exchange Manager)
Neil Stewart (Head of IHR Library)
Dr Conor Wyer (IHR Manager)

Student Representatives
Janette Bright (PhD/MPhil Representative)
Jane Riddell (MA History, Place & Community Representative)

In Attendance
Anita Grant (Senior Registry and Student Services Officer)
Shaneeka Petrie-Belmar (Registry and Student Services Officer)

Bursaries & Prizes Committee

Terms of Reference

The Bursaries & Prizes Committee of the IHR exists to make awards to support historians in their work.  For details of the Awards, Bursaries & Prizes available, see our funding page. 

2023-24 Membership

Dr Simon Trafford (IHR Director of Studies) Chair
Dr Ruth Slatter (Lecturer in Historic Environment & Knowledge Exchange)

Events Committee

Terms of Reference

The Events Committee of the IHR exists to facilitate academic discussion and the exchange of ideas through an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, and summer schools.  

Membership

Professor Claire Langhamer (Chair)
Professsor Catherine Clarke (CHPPC)
Professor Philip Murphy (History & Policy)
Neil Stewart (IHR Library & Digital)
Conor Wyer (IHR Manager)
Gemma Dormer (Academic Engagement Team Leader)
Kate Wilcox (Library Services Manager)

Fellowships Commitee

The Fellowships Committee is responsible for oversight of the IHR Fellowships Programme and awarding Senior and Associate Fellowships at the Institute. 

Membership
Professor Margot Finn (UCL) Chair
Professor Claire Langhamer (Director of the IHR)
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