Here in the IHR events office, we’re gearing up for a long evening. The IHR is hosting two memorial lectures today: The Holocaust Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Pears Institute at Birkbeck, and the Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture, which is organised by the Society for the Study of French History.
We’ve hosted these memorial lectures for quite a number of years now, and they have become regular features in our events schedule. We value our collaborative partnerships with UK and international organisations highly – around half of IHR events are co-hosted. These events are a great opportunity to widen our networks and build relationships across history departments across the country and sometimes the world.
The Gerald Aylmer Seminar taking place on 28th February at Senate House is certainly a collaborative event. The seminar, which has taken The Global Archive as its theme, is being co-hosted with The National Archives, the Royal Historical Society, the University of Leicester, and of course, the Institute of Historical Research. The Gerald Alymer Seminar typically co-hosts with a number of organisations, and attracts over a 100 people each year. Such a diverse group of partners means that discussion is almost always progressive and aims to break into new territory.
Stay tuned to hear more about forthcoming IHR events, such as the exciting History after Hobsbawm conference in April, jointly hosted with the history department at Birkbeck as well as BBC: Origins, Influences, Audiences: a 50th anniversary celebration, being held at the Science Museum, London, also in April.
See you at an IHR event soon!