Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

About the centre:

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is one of 10 member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Founded in 1921, it aims to promote the study of history and an appreciation of the importance of the past; to provide institutional support and individual leadership for the broad historical community; to offer a wide range of facilities and services which assist the researching, teaching, writing and dissemination of history; and to further high quality scholarship on particular aspects of the past by means of collective research projects.

For two decades the IHR has recognised the value of digital resources to historians and is committed to exploring new opportunities for transforming the way in which scholars in the humanities conduct their research. It manages or is a partner in a number of digital projects, including British History Online, the Bibliography of British and Irish, Connected Histories and Early English Laws. A full list of current projects can be found at