Mapping 2750 furniture makers on Layers of London

Mapping 2750 furniture makers on Layers of London

By Adriana Turpin The British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) project is a partnership between the Institute of Historical Research and the Furniture History Society. It encompasses research, resources, training and events to engage with a global community...
London is Calling

London is Calling

The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) now gives you easy access to more than 1,200 Masters and PhD theses on the history of London. Using the Bibliography’s Advanced Search, you can explore metropolitan dissertations by title, topic, period,...
Women’s education, to the power of Nine

Women’s education, to the power of Nine

By Philip Carter May 2019 sees the 150th anniversary of the first examination sat by women students at a British university. Here’s the story of the nine women who took up this challenge and the questions they faced. Over the week of 3 to 7 May 2019, the IHR...
Risk or reward? An eighteenth-century tontine

Risk or reward? An eighteenth-century tontine

By Diane Clements In 2018 Diane Clements graduated with an MRes from the Institute of Historical Research. Her 30,000-word dissertation looked at the workings of an eighteenth-century ‘tontine’, offering new insight on attitudes to private investment and...
St Clement Danes: A Westminster Parish

St Clement Danes: A Westminster Parish

By Francis Calvert Boorman London has long been thought of as the archetypal conurbation; a vast and unbroken metropolis nevertheless made up of distinctive localities. As the writer and politician Joseph Addison (1672-1719) mused in The Spectator in 1712, ‘When I...