Institute of Historical Research

Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
Greater London




020 7862 8740

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Institute of Historical Research

The Institute of Historical Research is one of ten member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, part of the University of London.

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. Its mission is to:

Promote the study of history and an appreciation of the importance of the past among academics and the general public, in the UK and internationally, and to provide institutional support and individual leadership for this broad historical community;

Offer a wide range of services both onsite and remotely which promote and facilitate excellence in historical research, teaching and scholarship in the UK, by means of its library, seminars, conferences, fellowships, training, consultancy, Continuing Professional Development and publications (both electronic and in printed form);

Provide an accessible and stimulating portal for the exchange of ideas and information and current developments in historical scholarship;

Produce internationally regarded scholarship from our academic staff and research centres.

Venue Type:

Library, Association or society

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 8.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 5.15 pm
Sunday: Closed

Admission charges

The Institute of Historical Research welcomes academics, researchers and postgraduate students from around the world. Our HEFCE funding enables us to give free access to university staff and postgraduate students. We have various rates for other categories of researcher. Please visit for further details.

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London and the First World War conference poster

London and the First World War

  • 20 — 21 March 2015 9:30am-5pm

With a packed programme of wide-ranging papers, this two-day conference is aimed at academics, local historians and members of the public interested in exploring the ways in which London and its inhabitants were affected by, and involved with, the First World War. Bookended by plenary lectures by Dr Adrian Gregory (Pembroke College, Oxford) on ‘London: a wartime metropolis in comparative perspective’ and Professor Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London) on ‘London in the First World War: questions of legacy’, there will also be panel sessions on ‘daily life and institutions’, ‘enemy aliens’, ‘transport’, ‘Empire view’, ‘dissent’, ‘air war’, and ‘leisure’, a conference reception, as well as the opportunity to view IWM London’s new First World War gallery.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Fees (include refreshments, lunch and, on 20 March, a drinks reception):

Two-day full rate £95; Concessions (student, unwaged, retired) £65

Single day (either 20 March or 21 March): Full rate £50, Concessions £35

Deadline for registration: 9 March 2015