‘What’s in a name?’: cataloguing in a decolonising library

‘What’s in a name?’: cataloguing in a decolonising library

By Michael Townsend In February of this year we outlined in Diversity and inequality in the library the measures the IHR library is taking to make its spaces and resources open to all. What follows is a further look into one specific aspect of this general objective:...
IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 3. The Wohl Library and Archives

IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 3. The Wohl Library and Archives

By Matt Shaw In February the IHR launched its Mission and Strategy, 2020-25 which was introduced in a blog post by the Institute’s director, Professor Jo Fox. In this follow-on series of essays we look in more detail at key elements of the Institute’s work for the...
The IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 1. Digital History

The IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 1. Digital History

By Philip Carter Last week the IHR launched its Mission and Strategy, 2020-25 which was introduced in a blog post by the Institute’s director, Professor Jo Fox. Over the next four weeks we look in more detail at key elements of the Institute’s work for the...
From Archive to Stage: Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

From Archive to Stage: Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Alison Skilbeck in Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London (Image: M. Shaw) By Matt ShawA woman waits on stage as the audience enter. She is asleep, wrapped in a fur-trimmed coat. As we settle, the performer awakes to the crackle of radio news. She is disturbed by a dream, by...