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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 8am BST and with panels throughout the day we will be bringing together leading historians from around the globe to comment on the state of the discipline within their country or region, the challenges which lie ahead, their memories of the IHR, and their thoughts about the potential role of the IHR for the next 100 years.

We hope you will join us for what will be a celebration of the discipline of history as we think back and look forward. 

#OurCentury 


Speakers include:

  • Professor Sandra Wilson
  • Professor Shigeru Akita
  • Professor Heasim Sul
  • Dr Diya Gupta (Chair)
  • Professor Tanita Sarkar
  • Professor Radhika Singha
  • Professor Vivian Bickford-Smith
  • Dr Eve Namusoke
  • Dr Cécile Feza Bushidi
  • Professor Bernhard Rieger
  • Professor Amanda Herbert
  • Professor Douglas Peers


A full programme will be confirmed in due course.


All welcome

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.