The Institute of Historical Research is based in Bloomsbury, located within the University of London’s Senate House, and in easy walking distance of the British Library.
Our research students have access to the world-renowned IHR's Wohl Library with over 200,000 history books and periodicals, the digital and online resources within the Institute, as well as free access to the University of London’s Senate House Library with over a million books. Also available are other unique collections such as the Institute of Classical Studies Library and the Warburg Institute Library.
Students are also welcome to attend the wide range of history seminars and specialist research training programmes hosted by the IHR. Students also benefit from the Institute’s network of Senior, Honorary, Research and Associate fellows with their many research interests.
There are also opportunities to work alongside our established research centres: the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community, the Victoria County History and Digital History.
The Institute is at the centre of academic history, and has partnerships with numerous nationally and internationally renowned library and art collections, as well as links to the cultural and heritage sector, professional bodies, London guilds and livery companies, archives, the City of London and higher education institutions in the UK and internationally.