New MA History Place and Community
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by vanessarockel
5d ago
Our new MA History Place and Community, launching autumn 2023, will be taught by our expert academic colleagues, alongside guests from other sectors and professional contexts. What are our own IHR / University of London tutors most looking forward to? We asked them to tell us… Professor Sir David Cannadine (Former IHR Director; currently Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, a visiting professor of history at Oxford University, and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; President of the British Academy 2017-2021; broadcaster and author) The big questions about ..read more
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BBIH February 2023 update 
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by vanessarockel
3w ago
What’s new in BBIH?   The February 2023 update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds 3145 new publications. The new update includes books, journal articles, book chapters and edited collections covering all areas of British and Irish history, from 55 BCE to the present day.   These updates bring the total number of BBIH records to 643,573. The February 2023 update include:   2599 titles that were published in 2020-2023  221 publications relating to Scottish history   100 publications about the history of Wales   275 publications focusing on Irish ..read more
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Meet Dr Tristan Griffin, new BBIH section editor for Empire and Commonwealth to 1783
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by vanessarockel
3w ago
In this blog post we meet Tristan Griffin, recently appointed as the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) section editor for Empire and Commonwealth, prior to 1783.  My name is Tristan Griffin, in 2021 I graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and now I am one of the Bibliography of British and Irish History’s (BBIH) new section editors. My role at the BBIH is editing the ‘Empire and Commonwealth, prior to 1783.’ My M.Phil., Ph.D. and—hopefully!—postdoctoral research focuses on the Wars of the Three Kingdoms/British Civil Wars of the mid-17th century, commonly ..read more
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Exploring diaries in the IHR library
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by katewilcox
3w ago
This blog post was written by Susie Tucker, Graduate Trainee Library Assistant in the IHR Wohl Library.  Since I started working at the Wohl Library a few months ago, I have been fascinated by the wide range of titles that cross my path on a daily basis, so I leapt at the idea of putting together an advent calendar for the library’s social media accounts. After discussing it with colleagues, we decided that this year we’d share specific entries from published diaries in our collection for each day of December I started by simply searching ‘diary’ in our online catalogue, which brought b ..read more
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Meet Dr Ben Guy, new BBIH section editor for Medieval Wales
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by vanessarockel
1M ago
In this blog post, Dr Ben Guy reflects on his recent appointment as the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) section editor for medieval Wales, drawing attention to the importance of the BBIH for providing coherence to the historical subject of ‘Medieval Wales’ and for enabling interdisciplinary study between history and allied subjects.  It was a pleasure to join the BBIH in September 2022 as the section editor for Medieval Wales. Projects such as the BBIH are essential for maintaining the coherence of broad historical fields of study, which can otherwise so easily become sil ..read more
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Call for Section Editor: Ireland before 1640, Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) 
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by vanessarockel
1M ago
The Bibliography of British and Irish History seeks to appoint one new Section Editor with research and/or teaching expertise in the following areas:  Ireland before 1640  Section Editors play a vital role in the Bibliography’s editorial process. They provide specialist advice on new content that has been prepared by the BBIH Editor (based at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR)), by chronology, region, and subject.   We anticipate that this role might be of interest to PhD students, early and mid-career academics, and independent researchers. We are happy to receive app ..read more
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Creative Repurposing of Heritage Assets
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by vanessarockel
1M ago
The IHR’s Centre for the History of People, Place and Community recently published the findings of a project on ‘Creative Repurposing and Levelling Up: History, Heritage and Urban Renewal’: both a website featuring case studies, and a policy paper for History & Policy. We’re delighted to publish here three other case studies on the repurposing of urban heritage, offered by authors Thomas Chambers and Richard Williamson. Repurposing Gasholders in the Granton Waterfront Project Thomas Chambers A post on social media by the journalist Aaron Bastani recently caught my eye and made me consider ..read more
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Announcing the new IHR MA History Place and Community 
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by vanessarockel
2M ago
We’re hugely excited to be launching our new MA History Place and Community from the Institute of Historical Research, with applications now open for autumn 2023.  All histories are grounded in place. Communities shape our identities, whether through local neighbourhoods or global diasporas, or the stories we remember together over time.  Today, the intersections between history, place and community have never been more visible in public discourse, heritage interpretation, conservation and policy.   The programme draws on the vast expertise of the IHR’s Centre for the History of ..read more
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History Day 2022
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by katewilcox
2M ago
Now in its ninth year, this free one-day event aims to bring together students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in history, with information professionals from libraries, archives and research organisations. Inspired by this year’s Being Human Festival theme ‘Breakthroughs’, the event explored collections on the history of science, technology, and medicine under the banner ‘Human Discovery: Experiencing Science’. With a combination of two live sessions, a new iteration of the Discover Collections gallery, and other interactive online elements, the event explored this theme i ..read more
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Get to Know Medieval Londoners – New Crowdsourced Research
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by vanessarockel
2M ago
Learn about the exciting Medieval Londoners project in this guest blog from Grace Campagna—and discover how you can get involved through Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine’s Transcription Tuesday event on 31 January, 2023. Technological advances are altering the way we study history by facilitating the exploration of new methods and enabling wider dissemination of information. The Get to Know Medieval Londoners project, a collaboration between the Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University and the Institute of Historical Research, uses crowdsourcing to digitize historical material, crea ..read more
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