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The IHR@ series

IHR@ are day events jointly organised with history departments across the UK. Each day offers research training presented by IHR academic staff and historians from the host university.

If you'd like to discuss hosting an IHR@ for your department, please get in touch.

Introducing IHR@

As the UK's national centre for history, the IHR's remit extends well beyond its physical building in London. We've long pursued this remit via our digital resources and research partnerships, to which we now add our annual IHR@ series.

IHR@ are history training days held at universities across the UK. Institute staff work with historians at the host department to provide research training, networking opportunities, in depth sessions on topics including public history or publishing for historians, and panel debates on pressing questions such as history and fake news.

We began the series in 2019 and last year hosted IHR@Sheffield, in association with their Centre for Contemporary and Modern History, and IHR@Manchester, with historians from the John Rylands Research Institute. 

IHR@Belfast-Troubling Anniversaries Conference

A partnership between the Institute of Historical Research and the Centre for Public History, Queen’s University Belfast, this online conference explores the uses of anniversaries in historical research and public interpretation, thinking critically about the politics of commemoration, the wide variety of tools and approaches for public engagement, and the challenges of dealing with contested pasts. 

Speakers from academia and beyond will examine a wide range of case studies, from Magna Carta to WW1, with special sessions on ‘Nuclear Memory’ (from Hiroshima to Fukushima), ‘Remembering Partitions’ in Ireland, India and beyond, and a workshop on ‘Remembering Trauma’, using oral histories of Irish Mother and Baby homes as a case study. Other conference content includes a tour of the Ulster Museum Troubles Gallery, a 3D walk-through of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and films exploring memory in Belfast produced by local early-career researchers. 

More details and how to book can be found on the conference page.

Previous IHR@ events

In 2019 we held our first two IHR@ events in association with History departments at the universities of Sheffield and Manchester.

Images from IHR@Manchester (July 2019)

Organised with the John Rylands Research Institute, IHR@Manchester offered guides to digital resources and sessions on publishing and for history librarians.

Demonstrating IHR digital resources for research

Using the 'Bibliography of British and Irish History' to research the history of north-west England.

ECR networking with IHR director Jo Fox

ECRs and history librarians discuss their work at the John Rylands Library, Manchester.

Concluding panel debate: 'Being a historian in an age of fake news'

With specialists from Manchester, Liverpool John Moores, Indiana and the IHR; chaired by Hannah Barker, director of the John Rylands Research Institute.

Contact us to discuss hosting an IHR@ event

The Institute runs three IHR@ days per year. We're keen to work with departments across the UK to provide training and networking opportunities for historians.

Get in touch about an IHR@ event