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St Clement Danes: A Westminster Parish

By Francis Calvert Boorman London has long been thought of as the archetypal conurbation; a vast and unbroken metropolis nevertheless made up of distinctive localities. As the writer and politician Joseph Addison (1672-1719) mused in The Spectator in 1712, ‘When I...

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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 People Act, 1918.

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History Day 2018: Call for Papers and Save the Date

We are excited to announce that our sixth annual History Day will take place on 27 November 2018. The event is aimed at postgraduate and undergraduate students, academics, early career and private researchers who are looking for advice on how to find and make best use...

Home in the IHR library: a new architecture guide

The forthcoming IHR Winter Conference on Home: New Histories of Living has us thinking about the insides and outsides of buildings. The IHR library collections support a range of study on the subject of architecture, and the new collection guide highlights some of the...

Ernő Goldfinger and a visit to 2 Willow Road, Hampstead

By Philip Carter As a survey of domestic experience, the IHR’s 2018 Winter Conference—‘Home: new histories of living’ (8-9 February)—ranges widely in its locations and forms of historical dwellings. At the same time, individual properties stand out. These include No....

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