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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.

This year’s event was held on Thursday 19 November 2020 to coincide with the Being Human festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities.

Recordings of sessions will be coming soon, and you can also explore the Discover Collections gallery.

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If you are a library, archive or history organisation interested in participating in next year’s History Day, get in touch via our contact form.

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

 

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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...

100 Histories of 100 Worlds in 1 Object

Dr Mirjam Brusius, Research Fellow in Colonial and Global History at the German Historical Institute London shares details of this dynamic grassroots publication project. The 'Global South' revisits the BBC/British Museum's 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' How...

Platform alteration – all change! Creating an online exhibition at The King’s Fund Library

This post was written by Rejoice Molaodi, Nikki Smiton, Lynsey Hawker and Kathy Johnson from the King's Fund. For History Day 2020, they are sharing the King's Fund History of nursing online exhibition.  We are delighted to be taking part in History Day 2020 and to...

Arctic dreaming: liners in the sky

This post was written by Dr Eleanor Peers, Arctic Information Specialist at the Scott Polar Research Institute Library, University of Cambridge for History Day 2020. Thanks to Naomi Boneham, Archivist at SPRI, for help with photographs. The little-known Breitfuss...

New Worlds and the 1930s refugees

This post was written by Dr Clare George, Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Trust Archivist at the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, Institute of Modern Language Studies. Dr Clare George will be leading three walking tours, "On the Trail of...

Cottisford War Nursery: The Brooke-Popham Papers

This post was written by Chloe Parsons, MA student in World History and Cultures at King's College London. It is cross-posted from the King's Collections blog. King's College London, Libraries & Collections will take part in History Day 2020. As part of my MA...

York: exploring the local history of a Victorian constituency

Alongside biographies of 2,591 MPs, the House of Commons 1832-68 project is also researching and writing articles on the 401 English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh constituencies in existence during this period. This blog takes this constituency as an example to explain...

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