The American Friends of the IHR (AFIHR) was founded in 1989 by Professor Jacob M Price (University of Michigan) to support the Institute of Historical Research by funding specific projects. The AFIHR Officers and Board of Directors serve voluntarily and direct US tax-deductible contributions made by the American Friends to these IHR projects. The IHR is one of ten research Institutes in the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
The Institute of Historical Research is the oldest part of the University of London in its Senate House site. Since 1921 it has played a national and international role in providing postgraduate training, a specialist library and a range of bibliographical and publishing services, running seminars, an annual conference for historians and a fellowship programme. Along with the Royal Historical Society and the Historical Association, it is the principal voice for the UK history discipline.
The IHR is currently running a development campaign, at the heart of which lies support for the £10m refurbishment of its famous premises in Senate House. The Institute will be moving back in Summer 2014. For more information please visit the Support us section of the IHR website.
What We Do
Recent grants from the American Friends of the IHR have supported a range of exciting projects at the IHR including:
- Travel bursaries for North American Graduates to attend the Annual History Lab conference
- Valuable library resources such as Historic Digimap
- Library Acquisitions in the Colonial and British collections
- The digitization of Venn’s Alumni Cantabrigienses