Day for new research students

Course date(s): 
24 Sep 2018


The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to welcome those commencing research degrees in history and related disciplines in London, the South East and throughout the UK. Over the course of an afternoon, we shall introduce the IHR and its remit to assist and promote historical research of all sorts. Join us for lunch and then learn about our library, seminars, conferences, publications, website and training in specialised research skills and how they can help you. Hear also about the History Lab, the postgraduate support network run by and for those undertaking research degrees in history. Free to all new research students in history and in historical subjects from other disciplines.


The University of London’s Institute of Historical Research, in conjunction with The History Lab, is pleased to announce its annual Day for New Research Students. The day will provide an opportunity to learn about IHR publications on- and off- line and about the wide range of IHR activities – lectures, seminars, conferences and training courses available to postgraduate students in history and associated disciplines.

The Day for New Research students will be held in the Wolfson 1 conference room in the basement of the Institute of Historical Research, which is located in the north block of Senate House on Malet St in Bloomsbury. A map and further details are available here. A sandwich lunch (with vegetarian options) will be available from 13.15, and formal proceedings will start at 13.45. The programme will be as below.

Registration in advance is not essential and participants are welcome to show up on the day, but in order to ensure that there is sufficient lunch it would be greatly appreciated if students could register if possible.


Provisional Programme

13.15     Lunch and Registration

13.45     Introduction by Prof Jo Fox, Director of the IHR

14.00     Research Training – Dr Simon Trafford, IHR Research Training Officer

14.15     Palaeography - Dr Jenny Stratford

14.20     SAS PORT, SAS Space and other SAS Resources – Dr Matt Phillpott

14.30     Seminars - Dr Kelly Boyd

14.45     The Victoria County History - Dr Adam Chapman

14.55     Refreshments

15.15     Senate House Library – Laurence Byrne, Senate House Library

15.30     IHR Library - Dr Matthew Shaw, IHR Librarian

15.45     Information Services and IHR Digital – Simon Baker and Danny Millum, IHR Digital

16.05     Social Media and Online – Dr Hannah Elias, Academic and Digital Engagement Officer

16.20     Introduction to The History Lab – Olivia Arigho Stiles

16.30     Finish