History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Day 2016



It was great to see so many libraries, archives and researchers at History Day on 15 November 2016. Thanks to everyone who attended. History Day celebrated the 2016 Being Human festival by posting about Hope and Fear in library and archives collections. The resulting blog series is below.

History Day

Participating Organisations

  • Bishopsgate Institute Library
  • Black Cultural Archives
  • British Library
  • British Records Association
  • Business Archives Council
  • Caird Library and Archive, National Maritime Museum
  • CILIP Information Literacy Group
  • Dana Research Centre and Library, Science Museum
  • Geological Society Library
  • German Historical Institute Library
  • Goldsmiths University of London (Special Collections)
  • Guildhall Library
  • Heinz Archive and Library, National Portrait Gallery
  • History Lab
  • History Lab Plus
  • History UK
  • Institute of Historical Research
  • King’s College London Library Services
  • Lambeth Palace Library and the Church of England Record Centre
  • Library of the Society of Friends
  • Lindley Library, Royal Horticultural Society
  • London Metropolitan Archives
  • LSE library services and The Women’s Library @ LSE
  • The National Archives
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Queen Mary University of London Archives
  • Raphael Samuel History Centre
  • Royal Astronomical Society Library & Archives
  • Royal Holloway
  • The Royal Society, Collections
  • Royal United Services Institute, Library of Military History
  • Senate House Library
  • Society of Antiquaries Library and Collections
  • School of Oriental and African Studies Library
  • TUC Library collections at London Metropolitan University
  • UCL Library Services
  • Warburg Institute
  • Wellcome Library
  • Wiener Library


  • Adam Matthews Digital
  • Alexander Street
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Cengage
  • I.B. Tauris Publishers
  • Manchester University Press
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Proquest (sponsor of the History Day/History Lab Plus reception)
  • School of Advanced Study
  • Taylor & Francis Group
  • University of Wales Press

History Day Programme

Panel sessions

  • Public History, with Prof. Lawrence Goldman (IHR), Dr Alix Green (Essex) and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb (NCH)
  • Libraries versus Archives!, with Dr Julian Harrison (British Library ), Isobel Hunter (The National Archives), Victoria Northwood (Hon. Sec. British Records Association), Dr Richard Espley (Senate House Library) and Lesley Ruthven (Goldsmiths)
  • Digital research, with Jonathan Blaney and Sarah Milligan (IHR) on digital citation, Seif El Rashidi (IHR) on Layers of London, and Emma Burnett (RHUL, CILIP Information Literacy Group) .
  • Keep Calm and use Business Archives! (Dr Roy Edwards)  CANCELLED