For Local and Community History Month, the IHR ran 3 online research training sessions that introduced you to the wealth of resources available to research UK local history at:

  • Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
  • Senate House Library (SHL)
  • Bishopsgate Institute
  • Linen Hall Library
  • Lancashire Archives
  • British Association for Local History (BALH)

Catch up on the sessions

Session 1: Libraries

This session explored key library collections and resources to support your research into UK local history. Speakers offered a series of case studies and ideas on how to conduct your research to find relevant sources.

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Session 2: Online resources

This session introduced a number of digital research resources to support your research into UK local history. Speakers offered a series of case studies on how to conduct your research using online resources.

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Session 3: Research centres and Archives

This session introduced important research centres and archives across the UK that can help support your research into UK local history. Speakers offered a series of case studies on the work of these institutions, including ideas on how to conduct your research and finding archive sources.

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Session 1- Senate House Library PDF 3.59 MB
Session 1- IHR Library PDF 1.43 MB
Session 1-Linen Hall Library PDF 3.41 MB
Session 1-Bishopsgate Institute PDF 1.35 MB
Session 2- BBIH PDF 4.16 MB
Session 2- BALH PDF 2.73 MB
Session 3- Lancashire Archives- V.McCann PDF 2.28 MB
Session 3- CHPPC PDF 1.89 MB