What's On

Please note! Our regular events schedule has been interrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Please read more about the IHR's response to the pandemic

Online IHR events from May 2020

Due the public health situation, in-house IHR events are currently suspended until further notice. In response, from May 2020 the Institute has available a range of free events that we'll be hosting online.


Selected IHR Seminar Series are taking their Summer 2020 programmes online (via the Zoom video conferencing platform), allowing you to join in discussions of papers from May onwards. Details of participating seminars are available.

The IHR is also planning — and hosting — a new online events between May and July. Details of current events are available via the IHR Events page. Just search for *ONLINE* events in the title field. Further events will be added as they’re finalised in the coming weeks.

Highlights from the IHR's 2018-19 programme

Audience members at our December 2018 event: 'Where do we fit in? Black and Asian British history on the curriculum'.

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: the Historical Research Lecture (February 2018)

Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A Museum, talks to IHR director Jo Fox before the Institute's 2018 Historical Research Lecture, 'Collecting the Home'.

Highlights, 2018-19: 'Home - New Histories of Living' (February 2018)

Our 2-day conference, 'Home - New Histories of Living', explored new research methodologies for the study of domestic life: from 3D imaging to museum interiors.

Highlights, 2018-19: 'Home, new histories of living'

Part of the accompanying exhibition for the 2018 conference 'Home - New Histories of Living': 200 years of tea caddies from the Fortnum & Mason archive.

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: 'Motherhood, Loss & the First World War'

Artefacts from the accompanying conference exhibition, displayed in the IHR gallery space.

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: History Day (November 2018)

Organised by the IHR and Senate House Library, History Day is an annual event bringing history societies, archives and libraries into contact with researchers.

Highlights, 2018-19: 'When was Thatcherism?' (November 2018)

Richard Creighton of KCL gave the IHR's 2018 Creighton Lecture on 'When was Thatcherism?' The Creighton Lecture has been given annually in London since 1907.

Highlights, 2018-19: Kehoe Lecture in Irish History (November 2018)

The 2018 Kehoe Lecture in Irish History was given by Professor Senia Paseta on the subject of 'Suffrage and citizenship in Ireland, 1912-18'.

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.

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: 'New Approaches to Writing History' (May 2019)

A panel with the Costa Book winner, Bart Van Es, and historian Sarah Knott (Indiana) on memoir and history. Co-organised with the Raphael Samuel History Centre

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.