Western Diplomatic Sources and the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Western Diplomatic Sources and the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

This post was written by Michael Townsend, Collections and Metadata Librarian at the Institute of Historical Research Library. On the lower ground floor of the Institute, readers can find the library’s International Relations collection. While the bulk of the titles...
Finding medieval women in IHR library collections

Finding medieval women in IHR library collections

This post was written by Kate Wilcox, Reader Experience and Technical Services Manager at the Institute of Historical Research Library. The IHR library has rich collections for medieval history. The lives of medieval women are illuminated by sources across the library...
February acquisitions for the IHR Library: Jewish histories

February acquisitions for the IHR Library: Jewish histories

This post was written by Alex Kither, Graduate Trainee Library Assistant at the Institute of Historical Research. February has been another busy month of collection development for the IHR library. Our medieval holdings have been enriched with the addition of...
A Farm in February – reading the agricultural past in a picture

A Farm in February – reading the agricultural past in a picture

By Adam Chapman   What histories can we read in a landscape? How have people and communities been shaped by the places they occupy? Dr Adam Chapman, of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community, and Editor of the Victoria County History (VCH)...
January acquisitions for the IHR Library: oral histories

January acquisitions for the IHR Library: oral histories

This post was written by Alex Kither, Graduate Trainee Library Assistant at the Institute of Historical Research. Despite the lockdown, our collections continue to expand. Over the month of January, the Wohl Library has strengthened several important areas of our...