Should we concrete over ‘dark tourist’ monuments?

Should we concrete over ‘dark tourist’ monuments?

By Daniel Snowman, Senior Fellow, IHR This is the final in a series of three blog pieces by IHR Senior Fellow, Daniel Snowman, raising provocative issues about how we regard and memorialise what we think of as ‘history’. Read the first and second blogs...
The spatial dimension in historical narratives

The spatial dimension in historical narratives

This post was written by Jeremy Haslam, Senior Fellow at the IHR. This might seem an odd conjunction of ideas.  But in some of the historical work I have conducted over the last 40 years or so, the relationship this blog explores is important. This short...
Continuity and Change at the IHR

Continuity and Change at the IHR

By Janette Bright In 2020, as the world around us changed dramatically, IHR students (past and present) decided that as their contribution to the IHR Centenary celebrations they would look back at their predecessors from the very beginnings of the Institute.  This...
Why not Narrate History Backwards?

Why not Narrate History Backwards?

By Daniel Snowman, Senior Fellow, IHR This is the second in a series of three blog pieces by IHR Senior Fellow, Daniel Snowman, raising provocative issues about how we regard and memorialise what we think of as ‘history’. These will be published monthly....
Diary of a creative practitioner in residence….

Diary of a creative practitioner in residence….

Sue Horth, BAFTA-winning Executive Producer, has made some of the most exciting history-based and factual drama on television in recent years, from ‘Damilola, Our Loved Boy’ to ’37 Days’, exploring the lead-up to the First World War. As the holder of the IHR’s very...