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Our special events, public lectures and events consider the latest currents in historical scholarship and the most pressing issues facing our discipline.
We are home to the UK's largest programme of research seminars dedicated to history, with over 70 meeting regularly during the academic year. All welcome, explore the directory.
All the relevant documentation for seminar convenors can be found here.
Audience members at our December 2018 event: '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).
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan performed a brilliant spoken word poem on 'British Values.'
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'.
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.
Part of the accompanying exhibition for the 2018 conference 'Home - New Histories of Living': 200 years of tea caddies from the Fortnum & Mason archive.
Our 2018 Suffrage Series included a panel on Commemoration, with speakers Caroline Criado Perez and Sarah Jackson of the East End Women's Museum.
Organised with History Today, this series of 4 panel events addressed topical issues for historians. Here David Olugosa considers history and broadcasting.
'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.
Artefacts from the accompanying conference exhibition, displayed in the IHR gallery space.
A walking and singing tour of radical sites in the Bloomsbury district of London, from the Chartists to the Pankhursts, led by Matthew Ingleby.
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.
Organised by the IHR and Senate House Library, History Day is an annual event bringing history societies, archives and libraries into contact with researchers.
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.
The 2018 Kehoe Lecture in Irish History was given by Professor Senia Paseta on the subject of 'Suffrage and citizenship in Ireland, 1912-18'.
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: Black Lives in England 1500-1800' was a Wikipedia workshop, held at the Institute, and led by Kelly Foster and Miranda Kaufmann.
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
The 2019 Historical Research lecture, sponsored by Wiley, was given by Rob Waters in conversation with Kennetta Hammond Perry.
A day research workshop, organised with the John Rylands Research Institute, Manchester, which brought together historians and ECRs for training and networking.
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.
The IHR offers a wide range of training courses for historians at all career stages, from digital research and oral history to archives and publishing.
The IHR Wohl Library offers free membership for academic staff, students and researchers.
We offer taught postgraduate courses and M.Phil/PhD programmes supervised by research subject area experts.
The Institute of Historical Research is located in Senate House in Bloomsbury, London's academic and publishing quarter.