The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to announce its annual Day for New Research Students in History, which this year will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 29 September 2015. 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 extensive 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. Free-of-charge to all new research students in history and in historical subjects from other disciplines.
12.45 Lunch and Registration
1.30 Introduction by Professor Lawrence Goldman, IHR Director
1.50 Training courses – Dr Simon Trafford, IHR Research Training Officer
2.10 Digital and Online Training – Dr Matt Phillpott (TBC)
2.25 Palaeography – Dr Jenny Stratford
2.40 Seminars – Professor Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths)(TBC)
3.20 Information services – Dr Jane Winters, Head of Publications and Kate Wilcox, Librarian
3.35 Senate House Library – Dr Jordan Landes
4.10 Introduction to The History Lab – (TBC)
See http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/new-research-student-day for full details and to book a place.
The IHR would also like to draw your attention to its programme of intensive training courses in research skills for postgraduates and other historical researchers for the 2015-16 academic year. Taught by University of London historians and covering the whole range of essential and auxiliary research methods, these courses have been designed specifically with the training demands of the research councils in mind, and will help students to acquire necessary techniques quickly. The Institute’s training will also be of interest to those already established in an academic career but wishing to acquire or renew skills in particular types of specialist analysis. Courses are open to all, though please note fees are charged. Application forms and further details may be found on the IHR website at: http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training . In addition to those here, a number of new courses will be announced soon on the website.