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Provenance of the Wohl Library Collections

Provenance of the Wohl Library Collections

On July 8, 2021, we celebrated the centenary of the Institute of Historical Research. The date marked one hundred years of lectures, seminars, conferences, publications and projects at the IHR. It also marked one hundred years of the library collections. Read more about provenance in the library collections in this blog post from Alexander Kither.

Christmas Under Cromwell: The Hidden Religious Festivals of Interregnum Britain

Christmas Under Cromwell: The Hidden Religious Festivals of Interregnum Britain

In this post Dr Rosalind Johnson introduces her chapter in Church and People in Interregnum Britain, published by University of London Press on 23 June. Edited by Dr Fiona McCall, the book provides a comprehensive account of every-day life, society and religion in the...

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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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IHR Paid Internships: Summer 2021

IHR Paid Internships: Summer 2021

Opportunities for research experience and career development, thanks to the generosity of donors to the IHR.   We are delighted to announce three paid internships for early-career historians, to be held between late July and the end of September 2021. Apply by...

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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IHR Paid Internships: Summer 2021

IHR Paid Internships: Summer 2021

Opportunities for research experience and career development, thanks to the generosity of donors to the IHR.   We are delighted to announce three paid internships for early-career historians, to be held between late July and the end of September 2021. Apply by...

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.