Home in the IHR library: a new architecture guide

Home in the IHR library: a new architecture guide

The forthcoming IHR Winter Conference on Home: New Histories of Living has us thinking about the insides and outsides of buildings. The IHR library collections support a range of study on the subject of architecture, and the new collection guide highlights some of the...
Pollard the 3D Penguin in the IHR Library

Pollard the 3D Penguin in the IHR Library

To tie in with this year’s Being Human Festival theme of ‘Lost and Found’, the IHR Library recently installed a new exhibition focused on the four points of the compass and the library’s resources for each geographical area. I was tasked with...

Library Closure for Foundation Day 21st November 2017

The Institute of Historical Research Library will be closed on 21st November 2017.  The University of London is having its Foundation Day which is the annual celebration of the grant by William IV of the University’s first charter in 1836. The University...

New e-resource trial: Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War

  Now trialling: Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War Ends: Friday 8th December 2017. This e-resource is available through library PCs only. Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War: Intelligence, Strategy and Diplomacy provides access to government secret...

Libraries Week: Friday

Life writing in the US collection. Women writing during the American Civil War. Inspired by my recent reading of Sebastian Barry’s Days without End (borrowed from my local public library) I wanted to check out our holdings for the American Civil War 1861-1865...

Libraries Week: Thursday

This post was written by Kate Wilcox (IHR) and Jordan Landes (Senate House Library) during Libraries week 2017. We are excited that the fifth History Day event will be held on 31 October. The event began in 2014 as a way to bring  libraries and archives together in...