“The Institute of Historical Research is part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, close to the British Library and other centres of specialist research, it is an important resource and meeting place for scholars from all over the world. It contains an open-access library and a common room, publishes works of reference, administers a number of research projects and runs courses and conferences. It offers research fellowships to students nearing the completion of their doctorates, and administers other awards.”
Founded in 1921 by A. F. Pollard, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world. Based at the University of London, the IHR offers:
- IHR library – an outstanding open-access library
- conferences and seminars that are open to the public
- postgraduate degrees and research training
- The History Lab, a hub for postgraduate students
- resources for historical research in both digital format and print
- publications – including the Institute’s journal Historical Research”
The IHR is based in Senate House, where the Ministry of Information was located during the war – adds a special piquancy every time I enter!
Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.