The Institute of Historical Research has announced its annual Day for New Research Students in History, which this year will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 1 October 2013. Open to all students beginning historical research at any UK university, the day will introduce the many services and facilities offered by the Institute, including its programme of research seminars, its publications, websites and research training courses, and its open access library. Participants will be guests of the IHR for lunch before hearing a full programme of talks showing how the Institute can help them with their work.
Each year the IHR also runs wide-ranging and extensive Postgraduate Research Training Courses in research skills for postgraduates and other historical researchers for the 2013-14 academic year. Using a range of teaching approaches (workshops, seminars, lectures, hands-on practicals and visits), important and specialised skills are explained and explored by expert practitioners. Courses are short (from one day to one term), cover the whole range of necessary skills – from archival use and languages to databases and the internet – and are priced to be within the means of students.