Call for Papers: History Lab Seminars at the IHR

History Lab are pleased to announce that the History Lab Seminar is now inviting papers for the 2015-16 academic year.

History Lab meets fortnightly at the Institute of Historical Research (Senate House, London) during term time. It is a place where postgraduate history students from all backgrounds, disciplines, and time periods can share their work, practise their presenting skills, and engage in productive debate in a relaxed, supportive environment. It is also a great way for  students to meet, socialise, and share their experiences.

As History Lab is all about diversity and integration, we welcome papers on any aspect or time period in historical study. We also encourage papers from students at every level – whether you are nearing submission, starting your first year, or are somewhere in-between, we would love to hear from you. Papers should be around 45 minutes. We also accept submissions for joint seminars with two 20-25 minute papers. If you would like to give a shorter paper but don’t have a suitable seminar partner, let us know and we will try to match you up with someone in a related field or with a similar topic.

All our seminars are followed by a 15 minutes discussion session, wine and nibbles, and then usually a well-earned trip to the pub.

If you are interested, please send an abstract of between 250-350 words outlining your proposed paper to

Please also include a brief bio, detailing what stage in your studies you are at and your research interests. You must be a member of History Lab to apply, but membership is free and you can join at:

Deadline for submission is Tuesday 1st September 2015.

Note: For speakers coming to the IHR from outside London, History Lab may be able to offer assistance with travel costs, funds-permitting. If you think you might require help with travel costs, please inform us when you send in your abstract.

For more information about History Lab, visit


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