What we do
The IHR champions the value and importance of history in public life and as an academic discipline. We offer training and support to the current and next generation of historians. We provide the intellectual infrastructure for historians, through ambitious collaborative research initiatives, seminar series and events, digital resources, and a 200,000 volume specialist library.
Most importantly, we act as a hub for innovation in the discipline and in interdisciplinary ways of thinking. We connect scholars, communities, policy-makers, artists, archives, libraries, museums and industry to create new forms of knowledge that speak to contemporary concerns and intellectual challenges.
We are driven by a core set of values that are central to the way we work as an organisation, how we work with others, and what we wish for the discipline as a whole. These are: curiosity, integrity, inclusivity, collaboration, care and equality.