In the footsteps of radical Bloomsbury

In the footsteps of radical Bloomsbury

On Saturday 22 September, the IHR hosted a walking tour of ‘Suffrage and radical Bloomsbury’. The event formed part of the Institute’s year-long ‘Suffrage Series, 1918-2018’ devised to mark the centenary of the Representation of the...
IHR Partnership Seminars: January 2021 launch of first 3 series

IHR Partnership Seminars: January 2021 launch of first 3 series

In November 2020 we announced the first 10 seminars series for a new initiative: the IHR online Partnership Seminars. Designed as a space for timely interventions in current and emerging research areas, Partnership Seminars will open up inter-disciplinary and...
IHR Partnership Seminars. A New Programme

IHR Partnership Seminars. A New Programme

As part of its mission to support and facilitate history research and practice across the UK and beyond, the IHR is seeking to develop a new programme of online Partnership Seminars, to launch in January 2021. About the Partnership series The Partnership Seminars will...
History Librarians Workshop, 18 June

History Librarians Workshop, 18 June

By Matt Shaw Our libraries aren’t closed, only the buildings are shut. This, as many librarians have been saying, underscores the great extent to which libraries and librarians have long been involved in providing digital resources, remote services and postal...
From Archive to Stage: Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

From Archive to Stage: Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Alison Skilbeck in Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London (Image: M. Shaw) By Matt ShawA woman waits on stage as the audience enter. She is asleep, wrapped in a fur-trimmed coat. As we settle, the performer awakes to the crackle of radio news. She is disturbed by a dream, by...
Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

By Matthew Shaw There have been numerous acts of commemoration for the centenary of the First World War. Many of these have undoubtedly chimed in meaningful ways with the public’s imagination or emotion, such as Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of...