The Institute of Historical Research hosts annual a Practitioner in Residence who is interested in working collaboratively with historians.
The IHR is particularly keen to support a practitioner with interests in areas such as heritage, film, television and radio, historical fiction, digital content development, podcasting, music, and other creative arts. The practitioner will receive a stipend of £1,000 per month and will be supported to develop their own practice, explore connections with history and historians, and share their work with different audiences. The residency will include the opportunity for an IHR event focused on the appointee’s practice.
The Practitioner in Residence will have full access to the Institute’s research culture and infrastructure including the Wohl Library, digital resources such as British History Online, its many academic seminars, multiple workshops and conferences, and a range of on-going research projects and academics. They will receive mentoring and intellectual support from the Institute’s staff. The Residency also offers access to the other Senate House Libraries, and to the full range of the School of Advanced Study’s intellectual environment including access to the Fellows’ Room. The practitioner will be supported to develop their own practice, explore connections and share their work with different audiences.
The residency in the IHR forms part of the wider School of Advanced Study Practitioner in Residence programme, which aims to build a community of practitioners who will interact and provide peer-to-peer mentoring amongst the cohort. It is anticipated that the practitioner will participate in and contribute to the academic life of the Institute and the School.
Applications for 2023 are now closed.