The 8 July 2021 marks the exact date 100 years ago of the IHR’s opening ceremony.
To celebrate our centenary we are planning a day-long global online birthday event- starting at 11am BST with a final panel at 6pm (BST). We will be bringing together leading historians from around the globe to celebrate our centenary.
From Osaka to Lagos via Cape Town and Washington, our panellist will comment on the state of the discipline within their country or region, consider the opportunities for collaborations and creating connections, and what part the IHR should play, as the UK’s national centre for the study of history, for the next 100 years.
Chairs include Dr Diya Gupta, Professor Mary Vincent and Professor Catherine Clarke.
The day will also include messages from IHR Centenary Patrons- Shahidha Bari, Mary Beard, Sir David Cannadine and Roly Keating.
Professor Jo Fox, Dean of SAS & Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Public Engagement with the University of London- former IHR Director will open the day.
Join us for what will be a celebration of the discipline of history as we think back and look forward.
11am - 12.15pm BST
: Dr Diya Gupta
(IHR Past and Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity, and Equality in History)
- Professor Sandra Wilson (Academic Chair of History, Philosophy and Sociology, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia)
- Professor Shigeru Akita (Professor of British Imperial History and Global History, Osaka University, Japan)
- Professor Heasim Sul (Department of History, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea)
- Professor Tanika Sarkar (Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
: 2.00 - 3.15pm BSTChair
: Professor Mary Vincent
(Professor of Modern European History, University of Sheffield, UK)
- Professor Vivian Bickford-Smith (Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Dr Eva Namusoke (Writer, Historian, and Consultant, Institute of Commonwealth Studies Fellow, Kampala, Uganda)
- Dr Cécile Feza Bushidi (Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer, The MacMillan Center Council on African Studies
Department of the History of Art, Yale University, USA)
- Dr Felix Oludare Ajiola (Lecturer in the department of History & Strategic Studies, University of Lagos, Nigeria)
- Professor Amina Elbendary (Amina Elbendary (Associate professor & chair of Arab and Islamic civilizations, The American University, Cairo)
Session 3: 6.00 - 7.30pm BST
: Professor Catherine Clarke
(Director of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community- IHR)
- Professor Bernhard Rieger (Professor of European History, Institute for History at Leiden University, Netherlandds)
- Professor Newton Key (Faculty Development & Innovation Center Director & History Professor, Eastern Illinois University, USA)
- Professor Douglas Peers (Dean Emeritus of Arts, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
- Professor Karin Wulf (Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, USA)
- Dr. Amanda E. Herbert (Associate Director, Fellowships Folger Institute, Washington DC.)
This session will end with a few words from the newly appointed IHR Director Professor Claire Langhamer.
This event is free to attend,
but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance