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,...

Local History Summer School

This post has kindly been written for us by Professor Richard Hoyle, Director and General Editor of the Victoria County History. One thing which is pretty certain is that everyone who attends this year’s local history conference sponsored by the IHR and VCH lived...

Using Film as a Source – IHR Research Guides

This post has kindly been written for us by Dr Sian Barber, author of Using Film as a Source (MUP, 2015), the first in the IHR Research Guides Series. What is the value of studying film? How can feature films tell us anything about the time in which they are made? Why...

Oral History Spring School

We’re gearing up for this year’s Oral History Spring School: a unique chance to spend three days getting stuck into some in-depth discussions about oral history. We’re especially excited this year to have Professor Paul Thompson starting off with discussion of oral...

Why we should all think about data preservation

This post originally appeared on the School of Advanced Study Blog. By Stephanie Taylor Although the SHARD project ended some time ago, in July 2012. The project identified  four basic principles of digital preservation for researchers – start early, explain it, store...