Getting Muddy: The IHR Wohl Library Mudlark

Getting Muddy: The IHR Wohl Library Mudlark

By Catherine Clarke and Matt Shaw IHR staff recently embarked on a ‘mudlark’ in the IHR Wohl Library, hunting for hidden treasures relating to the River Thames. With thirty minutes on the clock, colleagues searched the collections (without the aid of catalogues), then...
IHR@Manchester

IHR@Manchester

By Philip Carter On 25 June the Institute headed to the north-west for IHR@Manchester, a day research workshop for early career historians and History librarians. The day was jointly organised with the John Rylands Research Institute and held in the Historic Reading...
What’s On? Special events coming up this spring

What’s On? Special events coming up this spring

‘New Approaches to Writing History’ 6.30pm, Thursday 9 May 2019, followed by a reception. Clore Lecture Theatre, Torrington Place, Birkbeck, University of London Organised in partnership with the Raphael Samuel History Centre Places are free but booking is...
Autumn Lectures on Irish, Public, and Modern British History

Autumn Lectures on Irish, Public, and Modern British History

During November 2018, the IHR will host three of its annual named lectures in modern Irish History, Public History and Modern British History with Senia Paseta, Lucy Delap and Richard Vinen. The lectures will be held in the Institute of Historical Research at the...
‘Songs of Suffrage’: a concert of music and readings

‘Songs of Suffrage’: a concert of music and readings

What was the music of the women’s suffrage campaign? Who were the leading women composers and musicians of 1910s and 20s, and what was their contribution to the suffrage cause? On 1 November, the IHR co-hosts, ‘Songs of Suffrage’—a concert of music and...