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Since 2009 the IHR has produced over 800 podcasts, encompassing not only its acclaimed and unique seminar series, but also one-off talks and conferences. All of these recordings are freely available here to stream or download, and can be searched, or browsed by date, event, or subject. In many cases abstracts and other material accompanying the talks can also be found.

These recordings, particularly those taken from seminars where historians are showcasing their current research, provide a great opportunity to listen to experts in all fields of history discuss their work in progress. If you have any questions relating to the podcasts found here, please contact us.

1 Feb 2017

Dwelling in the temporary: (im)mobilities in conflict

Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes University)
31 Jan 2017

Documenting British slave-owners in the Caribbean c.1763 - c.1860

Keith McClelland (University College London)
24 Jan 2017

Reindigenisation and Culture in the Andes (Nineteenth Century)

Adrian Pearce (University College London)
11 Jan 2017

History Now and Then - Lessons from the Past

Chair: Daniel Snowman, Jeremy Black, Taylor Downing, Ian Mortimer, Lucy Riall
17 Nov 2016

Pieter Geyl in Britain: Opening speeches and Pieter Geyl and the Greater Netherlands Idea

Professor Lawrence Goldman (Director, Institute of Historical Research), Simon J. H. Smits (Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Pieter van Hees (Utrecht University)
17 Nov 2016

Geyl and the Revolt of the Netherlands: History of an Interpretative Legacy

Benjamin Kaplan (University College London)
17 Nov 2016

Geyl and the IHR

Stijn van Rossem (Institute of Historical Research)
17 Nov 2016

The literary ambitions of Pieter Geyl

Wim Berkelaar (VU Amsterdam)
17 Nov 2016

Geyl and World War I

Leen Dorsman (Utrecht University)
17 Nov 2016

Pieter Geyl as a Public Intellectual in Postwar Europe

Remco Ensel (Radboud University of Nijemegen)
17 Nov 2016

Pieter Geyl and the 18th Century

Reinier Salverda (University College London / Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden)
17 Nov 2016

Pieter Geyl the Napoleonist, For and Against

Mark Hay (King's College London)
17 Nov 2016

Pieter Geyl and his entanglement in German Westforschung

Alisa van Kleef (Univerrsity of Bonn)
15 Nov 2016

History Day 2016 - Public History

Professor Lawrence Goldman (IHR), Dr Alix Green (Essex), Dr Suzannah Lipscomb (NCH)
15 Nov 2016

History Day 2016 - Libraries versus Archives!

Dr Julian Harrison (British Library), Isobel Hunter (The National Archives), Victoria Northwood (Hon. Sec. British Records Association), Dr Richard Espley (Senate House Library), Lesley Ruthven (RHUL, CILIP Information Literacy Group)
8 Nov 2016

The Inaugural London Journal Lecture - London at War and Peace: Crisis and Reckoning, 1702-1951

Professor Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London), Introduction by Professor David Green (Kings College London), Concluding remarks by Professor Matthew Davies (Birkbeck, University of London)
2 Nov 2016

History Now and Then - History and Change

Chair: Daniel Snowman (Institute of Historical Research, Margaret MacMillan, Rana Mitter, Andrew Roberts, Gareth Stedman Jones
25 Oct 2016

Operation Dhib: The Dhofar war and covert action in Yemen

Dr Geraint Hughes (King's College London)
13 Oct 2016

The Past Re-viewed: Adam Curtis for Historians

Luke O'Sullivan  (National University of Singapore)
12 Oct 2016

Department stores and the discourse of modernity in early 20th-century Berlin fiction

Godela Weiss-Sussex (Institute of Modern Languages Research)
4 Oct 2016

When is the past in Female Sexual Dysfunction?

Katherine Angel (Kingston University)
27 Jun 2016

The Beatles and 1960s Britain

Dr Marcus Collins (University of Loughborough)
14 Jun 2016

Princely education and colonial improvements in nineteenth century India

Teresa Segura-Garcia (University of Cambridge), Callie Wilkinson (University of Cambridge)


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