Discover the Family History Workshops

Generously funded by the British Academy these workshops sought to critically explore family history in all its forms. Bringing together amateur and professional family historians, genealogists and academic historians. The events provided a forum to examine:

  • How we might collaborate through family history
  • the ethical and methodological challenges of family history
  • how family history can change the way we think about our history and our present
  • how we might go about placing family histories in broader historical and political contexts

The workshops culminated in a final event exploring the role of family stories for histories of communities, nations and the world. Now you can catch up with on all the events with these FREE to view recordings!

Hello! Wondering who we are? 

We are a voluntary group of historians from all different types of disciplines, with a broad range of interests, experiences and skills.

Unlock the benefits of collaboration.

The one thing we all have in common is a love of history AND a passionate belief in the benefits of working collaboratively. We believe that whatever your role, profession or project, there’s a community out there just waiting for you. After all, aren’t we all seeking a deeper understanding of the past?

Selfies of Historians Collaborate volunteers

Why collaborate?

Why do we need to collaborate? What are the obstacles and how can we overcome them?

How to collaborate?

Explore a wide range of projects showcasing different ways for historians to collaborate with one another. 

Play with collaboration

Play with our timeline stories to see how different types of history connect & enrich our understanding of the past.

Who are we?

Who are the Historians Collaborate volunteers anyway? Where do they come from and how did they meet?

Upcoming Events

Historians across Boundaries with the Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

We are excited to announce a series of interactive seminars, designed to help bring researchers interested in the past together, whatever their backgrounds or particular research focus. We want to share best practice and work out how we can encourage greater collaboration.

As part of this series (in order to help you share your thoughts and continue the chat outside of the seminar sessions), we’ll be conducting regular twitter hours on the 3rd  Wednesday of the month at 8pm. Look for #HistoriansCollaborate and follow us on Twitter @HistCollab.

To sign up to the seminar sessions, please visit the IHR page by clicking the button below.