IHR at the Becket Pageant for London

IHR at the Becket Pageant for London

In June 2022 the IHR’s Centre for the History of People, Place and Community will participate in the Becket Pageant for London – part of our renewed focus on London history, which also includes the exciting IHR London Summer School. IHR resources and interpretation at...
Freedom Seekers in Restoration London

Freedom Seekers in Restoration London

Ahead of the publication of his new book Simon Newman explores the African and South Asian people who sought to escape enslavement in seventeenth-century London.   His name was Quamy. His Akan day-name suggests that he came from the region of West Africa that we...
Mapping the Modern City in the IHR Library Collections

Mapping the Modern City in the IHR Library Collections

This post was written by Alex Kither, Graduate Library Assistant Trainee at the Institute of Historical Research Library. The new Modern History Collections guide covers a broad range of historical sources from the late eighteenth century through to the present day....
Layers of London: news digest for June

Layers of London: news digest for June

By Liam Cunningham Despite being stuck at home we at Layers of London are still hard at work and busy preparing a programme of public engagement for the summer. This month we have several exciting digital events planned, new volunteering opportunities and — as...
‘Book-ended’: the wonderful history of the Athlone Press

‘Book-ended’: the wonderful history of the Athlone Press

By Lauren De’Ath December 2019 sees the public launch of the new University of London Press. Based at the School of Advanced Study, the Press is a collaborative, open access publisher of humanities research — including edited collections and monographs...