History Now. The IHR Summer School

Join us 13-17 July 2020 for our summer school hosted in the heart of Bloomsbury, London. 

Introducing 'History Now'. The IHR Summer School, 2020

The IHR's 2020 Summer School -- History Now -- will run at the Institute of Historical Research between Monday 13 and Friday 17 July 2020.

How does history shed light on the urgent questions we face today? How do we use and misuse the past in the present? How will history change in the coming decade? 

Spend a week at the Institute of Historical Research in London in July 2020. Explore how we think about the past today and in the future. Our summer school combines lectures, workshops, hands-on training & writing sessions. We're bringing together people who know the past matters, now more than ever. 

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Summer School fees and bursaries

The registration fee will be confirmed shortly, and will include  access to all sessions, daily refreshments and lunches, a drinks reception, access to the IHR's famous Wohl Library, and organised trips to museums and galleries. The Summer School fee also includes a year's membership to the IHR and its services.

A number of bursaries covering fees will be available by application. Further details of these bursaries will be made available shortly.

Register your interest for History Now.

Further information of the IHR's Summer School will be released shortly. To register your interest in the School use the link below.

Register your interest for 'History Now'

Teaching and activities

Teaching on 'History Now' will be led by the Institute's academic staff and senior fellows, and by guest lecturers from academia, heritage, publishing and the media. In a relaxed and welcoming environment, we'll explore some of the key areas of current historical research, and the changing ways in which we can engage with the past. Themes will include:

  • History and the environment
  • Public history
  • History of emotions and the body
  • Digital history
  • Race and 'decolonisation'
  • History and locality, space and place
  • New histories of time and scale
  • Gender and identity

We'll also be making use of the the IHR's central London location to undertake visits to local museums and galleries to see history in practice.

'History Now' will provide a guide to those starting out on their research, and an opportunity for established teachers and researchers to refresh their knowledge current and forthcoming themes in historical practice.