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Senior Fellowships

The IHR's Senior Fellows are leading figures who play an important and active role in life of the Institute.

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About Senior Fellowships

Our Senior Fellows are leading figures who are recognised for their research or the promotion of history as a discipline. They play a prominent role in the Institute's intellectual life.

Senior fellowships are non-stipendiary and run for up to three years. Fellows will have a strong publication record in historical research or have played a significant role in the development of history in the public realm. 

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The Fellowships will be awarded to candidates with a distinguished record of achievement in historical research or the promotion of history in the wider world.

Senior Research Fellowships Guidelines 2023-24 FINAL PDF 184.71 KB

Our Senior Fellows

Dr Brenda Assael
Intersections between culture, society, commerce, politics and empire in nineteenth-century Britain

Dr Kelly King Boyd
Postwar British culture

Duncan Campbell-Smith
Business history

Dr Philip Carter
Late 19th and early 20th-century development of national centres for History, including the Royal Historical Society and the IHR

Dr Virginia Crompton
Participatory history

Dr Patricia Croot
English local history

Dr Christopher Currie
European vernacular architecture and historical xylosiology; chorography

Dr Catherine Delano-Smith
History of maps and mapping

Professor Christopher Dyer
English regional and local history

Jeremy Haslam
Early medieval English towns

Dr Philippa Joseph
Architecture, art, and design in ancient, mediaeval, and early modern Europe and the Mediterranean basin, especially Andalucía and Sicily

Dr Elisabeth Kehoe
Modern British history

Dr Chris Lewis
English local history

Professor Sarah Lloyd
Community histories and the meanings of the past in the UK today; histories of charity, poverty and ephemera in eighteenth century Britain.

Dr Philip Mansel
The history of royal courts

Professor Catherine Merridale
Soviet Union in the twentieth century

Professor Alison Oram
Gender and sexuality (especially LGBTQ histories) in twentieth-century Britain; sexuality, gender and heritage

Dr Jill Pellew
The role of private patronage and philanthropy in the history of British universities

Dr Roland Quinault
Modern British history; the history of British political leadership

Dr Linda Risso
History of international relations

David Roffe
Domesday Book

Peter Salt
Former editor, Bibliography of British and Irish History

Dr Paul Seaward
Seventeenth-century English politics

Anne Sebba
Biographer of several 20th century women including Jennie Churchill, Wallis Simpson and Ethel Rosenberg 

Daniel Snowman
Links between arts history (especially of music and opera) and mainstream historical research

James Stourton
British Art History

Dr Jenny Stratford
Late medieval history and material culture (England and France)

Jonathan Sumption, Lord Sumption
Medieval history; the Hundred Years' War

Dr Andrea Tanner
Modern history; the history of London, esp. the development of retail in the capital

Dr Alan Thacker
VCH Consultant, Local and regional history; medieval church history

Dr Simon Thurley
Architecture of the Tudor and Stuart court

Dr Karina Urbach
Anglo-German relations in the 19th and 20th centuries

Professor Cornelie Usborne
The social and cultural history of Weimar Germany

Dr Lynne Walker
History of women and architecture, 1600 to the present; gender, space and architecture in Britain (17th century to the present)