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...

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...