Toppling Colston: decolonisation of our own practice

Toppling Colston: decolonisation of our own practice

By Mark McCarthy Through the months of lockdown, our Student Group Zoom meetings often discussed how historical research intersects with contemporary life.  A broad historical ‘turn’, the rethinking of our European colonial heritage, was foregrounded in...
Making history: the materials and methods of IHR students, 1921-2021

Making history: the materials and methods of IHR students, 1921-2021

By Diane Clements, (MRes, IHR, 2018; current PhD student, IHR) When A. F. Pollard established the IHR in 1921 his intention was to encourage the study of the extensive sources for British history held in national collections at the Public Record Office (now the...