What's On

The IHR offers a very wide range of seminars, panels, talks and training workshops for historians at all career stages. In 2020 our programme has moved online. These events are free and open to all.

Here you'll find details and links to forthcoming events you can join, along with recordings of recent IHR activities.

Highlights, 2018-19: ‘Where do we fit in? Black and Asian British History on the Curriculum'

Co-hosted and presented in partnership with the Runnymede Trust (December 2018).

Highlights, 2018-19: ‘Where do we fit in? Black and Asian British History on the Curriculum'

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan performed a brilliant spoken word poem on 'British Values.'

Highlights, 2018-19: 'Public Commemoration and Women's History' (June 2018)

Our 2018 Suffrage Series included a panel on Commemoration, with speakers Caroline Criado Perez and Sarah Jackson of the East End Women's Museum.

Highlights, 2018-19: History Today at the IHR (May-July 2018)

Organised with History Today, this series of 4 panel events addressed topical issues for historians. Here David Olugosa considers history and broadcasting.

Highlights, 2018-19: 'Motherhood, Loss & the First World War' (September 2018)

'Motherhood, Loss & the First World War', a 2-day conference with Big Ideas, combined talks, lectures and a closing concert by the violinist Clare Connors.

Highlights, 2018-19: Radical Bloomsbury (September 2018)

A walking and singing tour of radical sites in the Bloomsbury district of London, from the Chartists to the Pankhursts, led by Matthew Ingleby.

Highlights: 2018-19, Layers of London launch (September 2018)

The launch of the Layers of London site. Layers is an interactive digital mapping platform, enabling users to 'pin' London history to historical maps online.

Highlights, 2018-19: Songs of Suffrage concert (November 2018)

A concert of women's music & voices, performed by the Berkeley Ensemble and broadcaster Kate Kennedy, to mark the centenary of women gaining the vote in 1918.

Highlights 2018-19: AfroCrowdUKxIHR (March 2019)

'AfroCROWDUKxIHR: Black Lives in England 1500-1800' was a Wikipedia workshop, held at the Institute, and led by Kelly Foster and Miranda Kaufmann.

Highlights, 2018-19: '"Time Come" Britain's black futures past' (June 2019)

The 2019 Historical Research lecture, sponsored by Wiley, was given by Rob Waters in conversation with Kennetta Hammond Perry.

Highlights, 2018-19: 'IHR@Manchester' (July 2019)

A day research workshop, organised with the John Rylands Research Institute, Manchester, which brought together historians and ECRs for training and networking.

Highlights, 2018-19: Mudlarking in the Wohl Library, IHR exhibition (Summer 2019)

Objects discovered in the IHR Library relating to the history of the River Thames, complete with a 3D-printed model of Tower Bridge created by IHR DIgital.

Highlights, 2019-20: 'Co-production and collaboration in the archive'

The 2020 Aylmer Conference, organised with The National Archives and Royal Historical Society, asked how do historians and archivists work best together?

Highlights, 2019-20: 'VCH Red Boxes exhibition'

To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Victoria County History, an online exhibition featuring selected items of regional significance from each VCH county.

Highlights, 2019-20: 'Getting your first book published'

A joint event from the IHR and RHS brought together commissioning editors and first-time authors to discuss transforming your PhD into a first book.

Highlights, 2019-20: Layers of London, online engagement masterclasses

A series of online guides to engagement and public history, featuring the IHR's Layers of London project.

Highlights, 2019-20: Virtual VCH: an online mini-conference

A guide to new developments and activity in regional and local history, with a special focus on online research.

Highlights, 2019-20: 'Writing histories of 2020'

This year's Historical Research lecture asked how future researchers might approach and write the history of 2020, and how we best prepare the ground now.