Open Source Historical Mapping: Using QGIS

This post has kindly been written for us by Dr Justin Colson of the University of Essex I have been teaching a short course on Historical Mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as part of the IHR’s research training programme for several years now, always...

Oral History Spring School

This year’s Oral History Spring School is almost upon us, and offers a unique chance to spend three days getting stuck into some in-depth discussions about oral history theory. Professor Paul Thompson will be starting off with discussion of oral history worldwide,...

Public Speaking for Historians – 26 October 2015

This post has kindly been written for us by workshop organiser Dr Eliza Filby Do you suffer from a lack of confidence or nerves when you speak?  Are you finding that you spend a lot of time writing conference papers that fail rather than fly?  Aspiring historians can...

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,...