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Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

Discover history collections at the annual History Day.

 

History Day

History Day is a free one-day event bringing together students, researchers and anyone with an interest in history with information professionals from libraries, archives and research organisations.

 

History Day 2022 took place on Thursday, 17 November. The next History Day will take place in November 2023.

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Information on this site is produced in collaboration with the History Research Libraries Committee and other History Day participants. Find out more on the About us page.

 

Latest Posts

Special Collections Relating to the Muslim World: Exploring Rare Books on Optics, Medicine and an Early Printed Qur’an

This blog post was written by Naureen Ali, Cataloguer and Adlib System Officer at the Ismaili Special Collections Unit (The Institute of Ismaili Studies) as part of a series of posts on the theme of ‘Human Discovery: Experiencing Science’ for History Day 2022.  The...

A Sneak Peek at Discover Collections 2022

History Day is a free annual event, produced by the Institute of Historical Research and Senate House Library, which brings together a wide range of libraries, museums, archives, and organisations with students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in history. The...

Exploring the history of medicine and health

This blog post is part of a series of posts on the theme of ‘Human Discovery: Experiencing Science’ for History Day 2022. In our first session for History Day 2022, we are exploring how history helps us analyse past medical crises, shape public health policy, and how...

Our brain is electric: Glenside Hospital Museum, Bristol

This blog post is from Glenside Hospital Museum as part of a series of posts on the theme of ‘Human Discovery: Experiencing Science’ for History Day 2022. Glenside Hospital Museum, with support from the Royal Society, discovered three historic pioneers of brain...

The History of Science in UCL Library Special Collections

This blog post is from UCL Library Special Collections as part of a series of posts on the theme of 'Human Discovery: Experiencing Science' for History Day 2022. UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and...

Experiencing the history of Science in the Museum of the Mind

This blog post is from the Bethlem Museum of the Mind as part of a series of posts on the theme of ‘Human Discovery: Experiencing Science’ for History Day 2022.  Bethlem Royal Hospital was itself a first in the history of science and medicine- the first specialist...

All work and all play: unconventional sciences at the Warburg Library

This blog post was written by Kella Lawrinson and Simone Monti, Graduate Library Trainees at the Warburg Institute as part of a series of posts on the theme of ‘Human Discovery: Experiencing Science’ for History Day 2022.  Nowadays, we tend to think of science as...

The Roman saddle – an innovative approach by Peter Connolly

The Institute of Classical Studies Library holds the archive of the illustrator and experimental archaeologist Peter Connolly. Connolly was known for his work on ancient weaponry and particularly for his reconstruction of the Roman saddle. A saddle needs to provide a...

A Spark in the Dark: Teesside Archives

This blog post was written by Chris Corbett, Community Engagement Officer at Teesside Archives as part of a series of posts on the theme of ‘Human Discovery: Experiencing Science’ for History Day 2022.  The North East has always been a crucible of scientific...

Science and Technology in the The Gentleman’s Magazine

This blog post is from Surrey Heritage as part of a series of posts on the theme of 'Human Discovery: Experiencing Science' for History Day 2022. This post picks out particular examples of scientific developments which appeared in The Gentleman's Magazine. The...

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