Research Collections

History Day 2016

Senate House Library and the Institute of Historical Research Library will be hosting the fourth History Day on 15 November. Join us to learn more about about historical research in libraries and archives.

12 Oct 2016
Dr Jordan Landes

Celebrating the Nineteenth Century in SHL’s Collections

Saturday 10 th September marked the London Nineteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Colloquium IV , hosted by the Institute of English Studies. Such occasions provide an opportunity to showcase material and promote the Library’s collections; the small display for the colloquium gave a brief taste of the vast range of 19 th century material available in the Library. 
20 Sep 2016
Tansy Barton

Shakespeare's Handwriting

A look at the surving examples of Shakespare's handwriting and E.M. Thompson's palaeographical study of his signatures and the manuscript of the play Sir Thomas More

1 Sep 2016
Tansy Barton

Radical Collections: radicalism and libraries and archives CFP

A call for papers for the Radical Collections conference, which takes place at Senate House Library on 3 March 2017. The conference, which looks at radicalism in libraries and archives, is being run in conjunction with the Institute of Historical Research and the Institute of English Studies.

11 Aug 2016
Dr Jordan Landes

Albert Gallatin and the politics of the early United States

This documents the exhibition held at Senate House Library 1 Oct – 27 November 2015 with items from Senate House Library and the Institute of Historical Research collections. The exhibition was curated by Benjamin Bankhurst, Postdoctoral Fellow in North American History at the School of Advanced Study 2014-2015 with assistance from Mura Ghosh and the conservation team at Senate House Library. Front leaf from Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania .  Republished by Alexander James Dallas, Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1793 Vol. 2.
21 Mar 2016
Mura Ghosh

Senate House Library research guide for the King’s College London module ‘Twentieth-Century Medicine, State and Society in the United States and United Kingdom’ (6AAH3037/38)

Senate House Library holds a good range of material relevant to this course, in a variety of formats. The collections comprise reference books, secondary sources, and journals, both in print and electronic. They can be searched together by keyword using the library catalogue and selecting All collections (Senate House Libraries) from the drop down menu.

23 Dec 2015
Mura Ghosh