‘Reviews in History’, 2020: the year in review

‘Reviews in History’, 2020: the year in review

By Philip Carter and Vanessa Rockel   In this post we review a year of History books as featured in the IHR’s Reviews in History. Reviews is a free weekly service providing extended commentaries and responses on notable titles published in 2019-20....
Join us for History Day 2020: Thursday 19th November

Join us for History Day 2020: Thursday 19th November

By Kate Wilcox and Argula Rublack In this post, Kate Wilcox and Argula Rublack — co-organisers of History Day 2020 — explain what’s available at this year’s online event. As a celebration of historical collections, History Day combines...
Reviews in History: call to join our editorial advisory board

Reviews in History: call to join our editorial advisory board

By Vanessa Rockel and Philip Carter Would you like to help shape the future of the IHR’s Reviews in History? We’re currently inviting applications to join our editorial advisory board. ‘Reviews in History’ is an online service run by the historical community for the...
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...
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...