The IHR is an established publisher of high-quality historical research. Its journal Historical Research is a leading scholarly title, first published in 1923. Print publications include the IHR’s conference series and research guides.

The IHR is also a leading contributor to Open Access publishing. The Humanities Digital Library, an OA platform for scholarly books, was launched in January 2017. The Institute also runs New Historical Perspectives, an OA monographs series with the Royal Historical Society.

Reviews in History provides expert assessments of the latest historical writing, while our magazine, Past and Future, offers news from the Institute.

Humanities Digital Library

The Humanities Digital Library is the open access library and catalogue for books published by the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It forms part of the School’s mission to embrace the opportunities of digital content delivery and enable greater access to knowledge. The Humanities Digital Library is managed by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS).

Historical Research November 2018

Articles include:

William Weston: early voyager to the New World by Margaret M. Condon and Evan T. Jones
The British financial revolution and the empire of credit in St. Kitts and Nevis, 1706–21 by Aaron Graham
Discovering film on Irish television: fragments from RTÉ archives 1960–5 by Sian Barber

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Past and Future magazine

The IHR’s ‘Leading Women’ is the subject of our cover image for this issue of Past and Future. The IHR’s new-look blog, launched in September 2018 ‘On History’ The launched of ‘The layers or London’ is announced by The Centre for Metropolitan History.


IHR conference series

‘Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles’:
Octavia Hill, social activism, and the remaking of British society (eds.)

This volume reassesses the life and work of Octavia Hill, housing reformer, open space campaigner, co-founder of the National Trust, founder of the Army Cadet Force, and the first woman to be invited to sit on a royal commission