Institute of Historical Research
Senate House
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU

T: +44 (0)20 7862 8740
E: ihr.events@sas.ac.uk

Founded in 1921, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world, providing an accessible and stimulating portal for the exchange of ideas, information, and current developments in historical scholarship. 

It promotes the study of history and an appreciation of the importance of the past among academics and the general public, in the UK and internationally, and provides institutional support and individual leadership for this broad historical community. It offers a wide range of services that promote and facilitate excellence in historical research, teaching, and scholarship in the UK through its library, seminars, conferences, fellowships, training, consultancy, Continuing Professional Development programme, and publications. Its own academic staff and research centres produce internationally regarded scholarship.

The Acting Director of the IHR for 2017 is Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

From 1 January 2018 the IHR's Director will be Professor Jo Fox, currently of Durham University.