The Digital History Seminar has been running since 2012 and focuses on the discussion of historical research that has been made possible by the use of electronic tools and resources. The seminar is hosted by the Institute of Historical Research and is offered in association with IHR Digital.

View our 2023/24 seminar programme

Seminars are usually at Senate House, London on Tuesday afternoons, with a simultaneous live online broadcast on YouTube. There is no need to pre-register, but you can sign up to our newsletter for a brief email reminder with the direct link for each seminar.

We welcome anyone with an interest in digital history, including academics, students, cultural heritage and digital humanities practitioners, and other researchers. Our seminars are always free and there’s no need to register for  online or in-person attendance. In non-COVID times, we sometimes have drinks or dinner with speakers afterwards, and all are welcome to join us. Past seminars on our YouTube channel can be viewed online and are a valuable resource for the study of digital history.

The conveners are: Alexandra Ortolja-Baird (Portsmouth), Alice Kinghorn (Bristol), Jack Newman (Antwerp), James Baker (Southampton), Sarah Middle (National Museums Scotland / Open University), and Tessa Hauswedell (UCL).

Convener alumni: Seth Denbo (American Historical Association), Adam Crymble (UCL), Matthew Phillpott, Jane Winters (University of London), Peter Webster, Beth Hartland, Charlotte Tupman (Exeter), Tim Hitchcock (Sussex), Melodee Wood (Loughborough), Mia Ridge (British Library), Justin Colson (IHR), Matthew Shaw (The Queen’s College, Oxford), and Richard Deswarte (UEA).

Since 2024 the IHR Digital History seminar has been supported by the Programming Historian: a publisher of open-access, multi-lingual, and peer-reviewed tutorials that help historian learn digital tools, techniques, and workflows.

 If you would like to contact us please email digitalhistoryseminar@gmail.com.

Full Seminar Schedule

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Click here to see our current events schedule on the IHR site. 

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