Home in the IHR library: inventories in the library collection

For the IHR Winter Conference on Home: New Histories of Living we are highlighting some relevant sources in the IHR library. Inventories of furniture and possessions are especially well represented in our large collection of primary printed material, a fascinating way...

Library Closure for Foundation Day 21st November 2017

The Institute of Historical Research Library will be closed on 21st November 2017.  The University of London is having its Foundation Day which is the annual celebration of the grant by William IV of the University’s first charter in 1836. The University...

New e-resource trial: Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War

  Now trialling: Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War Ends: Friday 8th December 2017. This e-resource is available through library PCs only. Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War: Intelligence, Strategy and Diplomacy provides access to government secret...

Libraries Week: Friday

Life writing in the US collection. Women writing during the American Civil War. Inspired by my recent reading of Sebastian Barry’s Days without End (borrowed from my local public library) I wanted to check out our holdings for the American Civil War 1861-1865...

Libraries Week: Thursday

This post was written by Kate Wilcox (IHR) and Jordan Landes (Senate House Library) during Libraries week 2017. We are excited that the fifth History Day event will be held on 31 October. The event began in 2014 as a way to bring  libraries and archives together in...