‘What’s in a name?’: cataloguing in a decolonising library

‘What’s in a name?’: cataloguing in a decolonising library

By Michael Townsend In February of this year we outlined in Diversity and inequality in the library the measures the IHR library is taking to make its spaces and resources open to all. What follows is a further look into one specific aspect of this general objective:...
Shut Up and Write!

Shut Up and Write!

By Matt Shaw We agree: the likelihood of writing King Lear during the current situation is unlikely at best. Our experience of quarantine is rather different to that of William Shakespeare in 1606 (if that is what happened). Despite the gain in time from commuting for...
Supporting the historical community: the IHR’s contribution

Supporting the historical community: the IHR’s contribution

Following the closure of the IHR’s premises last week, Institute staff are thinking through how best to support the historical community in the coming weeks. All at the IHR seek to maintain as many of our services and resources as we can. This post sets out...
IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 3. The Wohl Library and Archives

IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 3. The Wohl Library and Archives

By Matt Shaw In February the IHR launched its Mission and Strategy, 2020-25 which was introduced in a blog post by the Institute’s director, Professor Jo Fox. In this follow-on series of essays we look in more detail at key elements of the Institute’s work for the...