History Collections
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.

The last event was held on Thursday 19 November 2020. Catch up with recordings of many of the sessions, and you can also explore the Discover Collections gallery.

History Day at DCDC21 took place on 30 July 2021. Catch up with what happened on the day on our History Day at DCDC page.

Forthcoming events

History Day 2021 – Save the date: Thursday, 4 November

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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

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...

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...

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