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Women’s Suffrage at Home and Away

Women’s Suffrage at Home and Away

By Sara Charles Although the history of the women’s suffrage movement (and particularly the Suffragettes) often focusses on London, there was huge amount of activity throughout the U.K. and further afield in the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth...

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Competition Open: Pollard Prize 2018

Entries are invited for this year's Pollard Prize (sponsored by Wiley) awarded for the best paper presented at an IHR seminar 2017-18 by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. First prize Fast track publication in the...

3D history at the IHR

This post was written by Philip Carter, Head of IHR Digital. To see the 3D printer in action visit the IHR stand at History Day. Free registration is here. On History Day, on 31 October, IHR Digital will demonstrate its new 3D printer and 3D imaging equipment. This...

IHR announces new Director

We are delighted to announce that Professor Jo Fox, Head of Department and Professor of Modern British and European History in the Department of History at Durham University, has been appointed Director of the Institute with effect from 1 January 2018. ‘It is an...

By the seaside – event and exhibit at the IHR

The IHR enjoys an associate fellowship connection with Historic England and this year we invited some of the Fellows from Historic England to deliver a lecture. The event was part of the Being Human Festival and a coincident exhibit was arranged in the IHR's exhibit...

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History Day 2018: Call for Papers and Save the Date

We are excited to announce that our sixth annual History Day will take place on 27 November 2018. The event is aimed at postgraduate and undergraduate students, academics, early career and private researchers who are looking for advice on how to find and make best use...

Home in the IHR library: a new architecture guide

The forthcoming IHR Winter Conference on Home: New Histories of Living has us thinking about the insides and outsides of buildings. The IHR library collections support a range of study on the subject of architecture, and the new collection guide highlights some of the...

Ernő Goldfinger and a visit to 2 Willow Road, Hampstead

By Philip Carter As a survey of domestic experience, the IHR’s 2018 Winter Conference—‘Home: new histories of living’ (8-9 February)—ranges widely in its locations and forms of historical dwellings. At the same time, individual properties stand out. These include No....

Pollard the 3D Penguin in the IHR Library

To tie in with this year's Being Human Festival theme of 'Lost and Found', the IHR Library recently installed a new exhibition focused on the four points of the compass and the library's resources for each geographical area. I was tasked with 'south' - creating a...

Research & Resources

Understanding the Past gallery now live

See the photos from the event!

Publishing for Historians

Registration is now open for our publishing workshop for postgraduates and ECRs!

Environmental History Workshop

Registration is open the first inaugural Environmental History Workshop!

MRes in Historical Research

Apply now for our world-class MRes in Historical Research