Furniture history: the digital future

This editorial originally appeared in the Burlington Magazine. NEXT YEAR IS the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale, an event that will be marked in his native county by an exhibition at Leeds City Museum.1 The story of the study of...

A review of Charles Booth’s London

This post has kindly been written for us by Seif El Rashidi, Project Development Officer for the HLF ‘Layers of London’ Project. Charles Booth’s London (http://booth.lse.ac.uk/) is a new digital resource created by the London School of Economics and Political Science...

Mapping Memory: The Gascoigne Open Estate Project

This post, written by Seif El Rashidi (Project Development Officer for the HLF ‘Layers of London’ Project), originally appeared on the ‘Layers of London’ project blog.  The Open Estate Project is a London mapping project of a different sort- documenting...

First phase of the English Furniture Makers Online project launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of the first phase of the English Furniture Makers Online project (EFMO), a collaboration between the Furniture History Society and the Centre for Metropolitan History. The first phase of the project, generously funded by the...

Heritage Lottery funding for IHR’s ‘Layers of London’ project

The Institute of Historical Research has been awarded a first-stage pass and development funding of £103,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a new interactive online resource tracing London’s history from the Roman period to the present day. The Centre for...
Historical research in London archives

Historical research in London archives

This post was written by Charlie Berry, a doctoral student at the Institute of Historical Research and cross-posted from the History Collections website.  As a research student, a lot of my time is spent beavering away in libraries and archives. My thesis topic,...