History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

For organisations


History Day brings together students, researchers and anyone with an interest in history with professionals from archives, libraries, publishers and other organisations with history collections from the UK and beyond. It is a free annual one-day event that is created collaboratively between the Institute of Historical Research and Senate House Library.

If you are a library, archive, history organisation or publisher interested in participating in future History Day events, you can now sign up to participate in History Day 2024. If you would like further information before signing up, get in touch with us via our contact form.

Travel bursaries

We have a set of travel bursaries available for representatives of organisations with a stand at History Day, who would otherwise be unable to travel to London for the event.

Bursaries will be offered up to a limit of £500 for visitors who need to stay overnight and £200 for those coming for the day. This includes up to £150 per night towards accommodation. We can suggest accommodation providers if needed.

If you wish to be considered for a bursary, please sign up your organisation for History Day 2024, and then complete the bursary form.

The deadline for bursary application is Friday, 23 August.

Applicants for bursaries will be notified by Monday, 2 September.

The bursaries are supported by the University of London Convocation Trust. It is intended to enable organisations to participate in the History Day fair, increasing the variety of exhibitors and networking opportunities for the benefit of all who attend. The Convocation Trust provides funding to projects which benefit the students and staff of the University of London and the seventeen independent higher education institutions which constitute the University of London Federation. Through a combination of grants, scholarships and academic prizes, the Trust aims to enhance the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to students and staff across the Federation. Over the last 10 years, the Trust has awarded in excess of £1.3 million in funding to 42 projects around the University.