History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

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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.

As part of the DCDC21 virtual conference, History Day will be holding a special afternoon of free events on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 2-6pm.  

We are seeking expressions of interest for participation in the following events: 

  • History Day: connecting researchers with collections (2-3pm) – A Zoom presentation and Q&A session about research partnerships and projects between collections professionals and researchers. We will require two speakers, one collection professional and one researcher. 
  • History Day fair (3-5pm) – A special iteration of History Day within the virtual exhibition area of the DCDC conference. A selection of organisations will be given the opportunity to showcase their collections on the virtual stands and be available to interact with the fair’s attendees. We recommend having two people to staff one stand.  

If you are interested in participating in History Day at DCDC, please fill in the form to express your interest

The deadline for submission is 23 April 2021.  

We will contact the successful candidates during the week commencing 26 April 2021. 

Please be aware that numbers are very limited. If you are not selected for this event, you will have the opportunity to take part in History Day 2021 in November.  

If you’d like to be involved or have any questions, please get in touch with us through our contact form.

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