The IHR: new & necessary responses to the current crisis

The IHR: new & necessary responses to the current crisis

By Jo Fox, Director of the IHR Recent discussions with historians in the UK and overseas make clear the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on research infrastructures in many universities, and more broadly. This has significant implications for us all, but is...
Institute of Historical Research Mission and Strategy, 2020-2025

Institute of Historical Research Mission and Strategy, 2020-2025

By Jo Fox Wednesday 5 February 2020 sees the launch of the IHR’s Mission and Strategy, 2020-25. This is an important moment for the Institute as it sets out its values, aims and goals for the coming decade. Here Professor Jo Fox, Director of the IHR, introduces the...
On writing ‘Mother: An Unconventional History’

On writing ‘Mother: An Unconventional History’

By Sarah Knott For her new book, ‘Mother’, the feminist and historian Professor Sarah Knott chose the striking sub-title ‘An Unconventional History’. Here Sarah explains her choice, the boundaries between conventional and unconventional...
The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

By Iain MacInnes In September, I found myself traipsing about Glen Nevis in the rain with a Polish film crew. There I spoke about the history and mythology of Mel Gibson’s 1995 blockbuster, Braveheart at one of the sites where it was filmed. I was reminded of the...
Equal pay for equal work: Jill Craigie’s To Be a Woman

Equal pay for equal work: Jill Craigie’s To Be a Woman

By Jo Fox Equal pay has long been at the heart of feminist activism. The struggle for enfranchisement was but one component of the suffragette’s campaign – equal pay was another, with Millicent Fawcett arguing for ‘equal pay for equal work’ in the Economic Journal in...