#PotW: Day for new research students at the Institute of Historical Research – 30 Sep

The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to welcome those commencing research degrees in history and related disciplines in London, the South East and throughout the UK. Over the course of an afternoon, we shall introduce the IHR and its remit to assist and promote historical research of all sorts. Join us for lunch and… Continue reading #PotW: Day for new research students at the Institute of Historical Research – 30 Sep

Celebrating great garden designers

This autumn sees the launch of the new MA Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research. We asked course tutor Barbara Simms to share with us her thoughts about the relevance of garden and landscape history and to suggest why you might wish to undertake this MA. 

Why is training so important for professionals working in the legislative environment?

The LLM is a course in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law, which offers a unique opportunity for academic and professional legal training for candidates who are already working in the financial markets or wishing to pursue a career in this sector. In this guest post Dr Mahmood Bagheri tells us more about how the LLM fits into… Continue reading Why is training so important for professionals working in the legislative environment?

Are MOOC’s the future or a dead end?

MOOC poster April 4, 2013 by Mathieu Plourde licensed CC-BY on Flickr

Are MOOC’s the answer to the problems facing Higher Education or are they a threat that will damage learning at degree level? In this blog post we take a quick look at some of the prevailing issues. Massive Open Online courses (MOOC’s) have major issues to overcome.  This was the view put forward by Ormond… Continue reading Are MOOC’s the future or a dead end?

A Workshop Exploring Best Practice for Research Data Management in History

For the last year the Institute of Historical Research has been working with the Humanities Research Institute (University of Sheffield) and the Department of History (University of Hull) to improve data management skills for History postgraduates and early career researchers. We quickly caught up with Dr Matt Phillpott to find out more about the forthcoming… Continue reading A Workshop Exploring Best Practice for Research Data Management in History