Institute of Historical Research


Join us for a special one-day event at the John Rylands Research Institute in Manchester on 25 June. We're hosting a daytime workshop for early career researchers, PhD students and history librarians, followed by a public panel discussion in the evening on the theme 'Truth, Lies & History.' 

Have you something to say about London history?

The 2019 Curriers’ Company Essay Prize, in association with the IHR, is an annual competition on London history. Applications are now open for articles based on original research in metropolitan history. The winning essay will receive £1000 and publication in The London Journal. Deadline for submissions is 30 Sept 2019.

Kin support and the English poor

In this post from ‘On History’, Jonathan Healey introduces his new Historical Research article, ‘Kin support and the English poor, c.1620-1710’. Jonathan explains his use of pauper petitions to look for qualitative evidence of kinship support in seventeenth-century Lancashire.

New in Historical Research

The May 2019 issue of the IHR’s journal, Historical Research, features articles on gender in medieval correspondence,  a rethinking of early modern kinship, and mixed-race relationships in post-war Britain. The February 2019 issue of Historical Research is currently available on free access.

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The IHR will be closing at 5pm on Friday 14 June and will also be closed all day on Saturday 15 June.

Bibliography of British and Irish History
British History Online
History of Parliament Online
History Online
ROLLCO website
Reviews in History
VCH Explore

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