Creative Repurposing of Heritage Assets

Creative Repurposing of Heritage Assets

The IHR’s Centre for the History of People, Place and Community recently published the findings of a project on ‘Creative Repurposing and Levelling Up: History, Heritage and Urban Renewal’: both a website featuring case studies, and a policy paper for History &...
Announcing the new IHR MA History Place and Community 

Announcing the new IHR MA History Place and Community 

We’re hugely excited to be launching our new MA History Place and Community from the Institute of Historical Research, with applications now open for autumn 2023.  All histories are grounded in place. Communities shape our identities, whether through local...
Get to Know Medieval Londoners – New Crowdsourced Research

Get to Know Medieval Londoners – New Crowdsourced Research

Learn about the exciting Medieval Londoners project in this guest blog from Grace Campagna—and discover how you can get involved through Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine’s Transcription Tuesday event on 31 January, 2023. Technological advances are altering the way...
Bringing the VCH Past to Wikipedia Present

Bringing the VCH Past to Wikipedia Present

  In this blog, VCH General Editor, Adam Chapman and IHR Collections Librarian, Michael Townsend, introduce the VCH Archive and how it is being used to broaden other projects (including Wikipedia). As you might imagine, like any 123-year-old organisation, The...
IHR London Summer School 2022: Renewal

IHR London Summer School 2022: Renewal

By Catherine Clarke, Director of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community at the Institute of Historical Research The summer has flown by and now, as we continue our planning for the IHR London Summer School 2023, is a great opportunity to look back...
Diary of a creative practitioner in residence….

Diary of a creative practitioner in residence….

Sue Horth, BAFTA-winning Executive Producer, has made some of the most exciting history-based and factual drama on television in recent years, from ‘Damilola, Our Loved Boy’ to ’37 Days’, exploring the lead-up to the First World War. As the holder of the IHR’s very...