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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 2021 will take place on Thursday, 4 November. Find out more about our programme and sign up:

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If you are a library, archive, history organisation or publisher interested in participating in next year’s History Day, find out more about how to get involved.

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

Collecting and Studying Nature: Collections from Cumbria Archive Service Whitehaven Archives

This gallery is from Whitehaven Archives, Cumbria Archive service, as part of a series of posts on the theme of Environmental History to tie in with History Day 2021. For more information about the Cumbria Archive Service and the materials held, please see the website...

The Bromsgrovian botanist who earnt His ‘Majesty’s admiration’

A discovery in the archive [Twitter @ExploreThePast] Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service reveals how a local scientist contributed not only to popularising horticulture in the 19th century but significantly during his life to the people and town of...

One natural historian’s indebtedness to museums and galleries

This post was written by Roger S. Wotton, Emeritus Professor of Biology at UCL, for History Day 2021. I always enjoyed walking on my own in the countryside and along the coast of South Devon, where I lived. My love of natural history and, especially, of life in water...

A preview of History Day 2021: Environmental History and more

This blog post was written by Kate Wilcox (Institute of Historical Research) and Argula Rublack (Senate House Library) co-organisers of History Day. History Day is a free, one-day event which brings people interested in history together with history collections from...

Reflections on History Day at DCDC

Kate Wilcox and Argula Rublack, co-organisers of History Day, reflect on the recent collaboration with The National Archives, RLUK, and Jisc to bring History Day to the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference. They thank the DCDC organisers...

Researching history online – a new series of online sessions by Senate House Library and the IHR

At a time when we are marking our first anniversaries of going into lockdown in the UK, historians and history students are no longer strangers to the vagaries of studying and researching history almost fully online. As collection professionals, we have tried to offer...

New Worlds and New Approaches : The Hakluyt Society Collection at the IHR

When arriving on the third floor of the IHR library, amidst a large and varied collection concerning travel literature, navigation and colonialism, the average reader might find themselves drawn towards a conspicuous wall of shelves lined in uniform blue bindings with...

New worlds in the Warburg: Past inspires future

The Warburg Library has had to adjust quickly to the so-called new normal, but to plan its future the Institute is looking back to its roots for inspiration. Recent visitors to the Warburg Library will have noticed a raft of logistical changes to the library that we...

Teesside Treasure Trove

Teesside Archives collects, catalogues and preserves records and documents relating to the areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, and Redcar & Cleveland, and makes them accessible for research. We hold a vast range of records and documents relating...

Discover the Oxford Movement at Pusey House Library and Archive

Pusey House is a home for materials on 19th century English church history, especially the Oxford Movement. This Movement, which the House was founded in 1882 to commemorate, brought pre-Reformation Catholic traditions back into the Anglican Church, transforming the...

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