Provenance of the Wohl Library Collections

Provenance of the Wohl Library Collections

This post was written by Alex Kither, graduate trainee library assistant at the IHR library from September 2020 to July 2021. On July 8, 2021, we celebrated the centenary of the Institute of Historical Research. The date marked one hundred years of lectures, seminars,...
Approaching a Century of Modern French History at the IHR

Approaching a Century of Modern French History at the IHR

Andrew WM Smith, Charlotte Faucher and Ludivine Broch discuss changing approaches to the Modern French History seminar to adapt to the online format. They also highlight the value of the historic seminar registers in the IHR archive for understanding the study of...
French history in the IHR archive and library

French history in the IHR archive and library

The Society for the Study of French History has generously funded a project to highlight our archive collections in the area of French history. It has included cataloguing and selective digitisation of materials as well as the creation of a guide to the Anglo-French...
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....
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...