IHR #OurCentury: Events Across the UK

IHR #OurCentury: Events Across the UK

From Dover to Glasgow, from film screenings and walking tours to art workshops and steel bands, IHR #OurCentury events will celebrate history in its many forms, right across the UK. Following a huge response to our Open Call, we are delighted to announce events...
Mapping the Modern City in the IHR Library Collections

Mapping the Modern City in the IHR Library Collections

This post was written by Alex Kither, Graduate Library Assistant Trainee at the Institute of Historical Research Library. The new Modern History Collections guide covers a broad range of historical sources from the late eighteenth century through to the present day....
#VCHFutureHistory: Writing the Places We Want

#VCHFutureHistory: Writing the Places We Want

Get involved in #VCHFutureHistoryproject. Your area 50 years from now #VCHFutureHistory: Writing the Places We Want The Victoria County History of England – a national project led from the IHR – is currently a partner in the AHRC-funded project Towns and the Cultural...
Professor Derek Keene (1942-2021) by Matthew Davies

Professor Derek Keene (1942-2021) by Matthew Davies

Remembering Professor Derek Keene Derek Keene, who died recently of Alzheimer’s at the age of 78, was one of the leading figures in medieval and urban history over the past forty years. He was the founding director of the Centre for Metropolitan History at the IHR,...
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...