History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Day 2017

History Day 2017 took place on the 31 October at Senate House, University of London. See below for the programme of events, full details of panel sessions and a list of participating organisations. In the lead-up to history day we published blog posts from participants on the theme of Magic and the supernatural.

The panel sessions are available in the Programme section below. Follow the event on twitter: Lead-up, Fair, Panel sessions.



History Day Programme



Panel sessions

  • Digital History Watch panel
    • Danny Millum (IHR), chair
    • Jonathan Blaney (IHR)
    • Judith Siefring (Bodleian)
    • Jane Winters (SAS)
  • Public History Watch panel
    • Sarah Churchwell (SAS), chair
    • Justin Bengry (Goldsmiths, University of London)
    • Catherine Fletcher (Swansea)
    • David Langrish (The National Archives)
  • Discovery in Libraries and Archives Watch panel
    • Anne Welsh (Lecturer in Library and Information Studies, UCL), chair
    • Christian Algar (Curator, Printed Heritage Collections, British Library)
    • Geoff Browell (Head of Archives Services, KCL)
    • Christopher Hilton (Head of Library and Archive at the Britten-Pears Foundation)
    • Claudia Mendias (Digital Services Manager, SOAS)

Participating Organisations

  • Archives Hub, Jisc
  • Archives Portal Europe
  • US History collections at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
  • British Library
  • British Records Association
  • Brunel University Special Collections
  • Business Archives Council
  • CILIP Library & Information History Group
  • CILIP Local Studies Group
  • Caird Library and Archive, National Maritime Museum
  • Conway Hall
  • Dana Research Centre and Library, Science Museum
  • Engineering Institutions’ Librarians Group
  • The Feminist Library
  • FLA: the Feminist and Women’s Libraries and Archives Network
  • Geological Society Library
  • German Historical Institute Library
  • Gladstone’s Library
  • Goldsmiths University of London (Special Collections)
  • Guildhall Library
  • Heinz Archive and Library, National Portrait Gallery
  • Historic England Archive & Library
  • History of Parliament
  • History UK
  • Institute of Historical Research Library
  • King’s College London Library Services
  • The King’s Fund, Information & Knowledge Services
  • Lambeth Palace Library
  • Library of the Society of Friends
  • Lindley Library, Royal Horticultural Society
  • The Linnean Society of London
  • London Metropolitan Archives
  • LSE Library
  • The National Archives
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Queen Mary University of London Archives
  • Royal Astronomical Society Library & Archives
  • Royal College of Nursing Library and Archives
  • Royal College of Physicians Library and Archives
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • The Royal Society, Collections
  • Senate House Library
  • SOAS Library
  • The Stationers’ Company Archive
  • TUC Library Collections at London Metropolitan University
  • UCL Library Services
  • UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES) Library
  • University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) – Archive Collections
  • University of Westminster Archives
  • The Warburg Institute Library
  • Wellcome Library