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Troubling Anniversaries: Online Conference 21-22 October

Troubling Anniversaries: Online Conference 21-22 October

What role do anniversaries play in public history? How do we negotiate the commemoration of complex pasts?
In the IHR’s centenary year, an online international conference hosted in partnership between the Institute of Historical Research and the Centre for Public History, Queen’s University Belfast will explore the uses of anniversaries in historical research and public interpretation, the politics of commemoration, the wide variety of tools and approaches for public engagement, and the challenges of dealing with contested pasts.

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The IHR’s Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History publishes weekly commentaries on new books. Our reviews are longer than those in many academic journals and focus on titles published in the last year. ‘Reviews’ will be taking a break during July and the first half of August, but look...

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The IHR’s Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History publishes weekly commentaries on new books. Our reviews are longer than those in many academic journals and focus on titles published in the last year. ‘Reviews’ will be taking a break during July and the first half of August, but look...

IHR Research Guide: Doing Digital History

IHR Research Guide: Doing Digital History

The latest volume of IHR Research Guides is, ‘Doing Digital History: a beginner’s guide to working with text as data’. Primarily aimed at postgraduates, or final-year undergraduates, but many other readers should find them useful too.

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The IHR’s Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History publishes weekly commentaries on new books. Our reviews are longer than those in many academic journals and focus on titles published in the last year. ‘Reviews’ will be taking a break during July and the first half of August, but look...

Troubling Anniversaries: Online Conference 21-22 October

Troubling Anniversaries: Online Conference 21-22 October

What role do anniversaries play in public history? How do we negotiate the commemoration of complex pasts?
In the IHR’s centenary year, an online international conference hosted in partnership between the Institute of Historical Research and the Centre for Public History, Queen’s University Belfast will explore the uses of anniversaries in historical research and public interpretation, the politics of commemoration, the wide variety of tools and approaches for public engagement, and the challenges of dealing with contested pasts.

IHR Research Guide: Doing Digital History

IHR Research Guide: Doing Digital History

The latest volume of IHR Research Guides is, ‘Doing Digital History: a beginner’s guide to working with text as data’. Primarily aimed at postgraduates, or final-year undergraduates, but many other readers should find them useful too.

IHR #OurCentury: Events Across the UK

IHR #OurCentury: Events Across the UK

From Dover to Glasgow, from film screenings and walking tours to art workshops and steel bands, IHR #OurCentury events will celebrate history in its many forms, right across the UK. Following a huge response to our Open Call, we are delighted to announce events...