PoTW – Silk weavers, skill and migration in Britain and Eastern India during the eighteenth century – 31/01/14

The arrival of the Huguenots in Britain and their importance to the domestic silk industry is well known. The French refugees took with them new weaving skills, new designs, and a large workforce. As a result, the English silk industry was able to compete with France as a serious producer for the fashion market. This… Continue reading PoTW – Silk weavers, skill and migration in Britain and Eastern India during the eighteenth century – 31/01/14

#PoTW – Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Antisemitism and Global Politics: Germany, Poland, and Palestine in the 1930s

The Holocaust Memorial Day event is hosted by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research. In this Holocaust Memorial Day lecture, the renowned historian, Professor Timothy Snyder asks, “What was special about Nazi Germany in an age of official antisemitism?” Both Germany and its neighbour Poland… Continue reading #PoTW – Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Antisemitism and Global Politics: Germany, Poland, and Palestine in the 1930s

Free online course: Designing Databases for Historical Research

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) operates an online research training website called History SPOT. This website includes a wide range of digital research training packages for historians. One of the courses available on the History Spot is Designing Databases for Historical Research.

How much do you think about your food?

Food and migration: Anglo-American History Food travels. I once watched an Italian colleague cringe when a Korean friend suggested that children in his country wanted to eat American food such as pizza… What the world today knows as pizza is the product of a long history of changing connections between Italy and the Americas and… Continue reading How much do you think about your food?