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Olwen Myhill

Olwen Myhill is the IHR's Senior Administrative Officer

Olwen is responsible for administration of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community and across the wider Institute. She is also course administrator for the IHR’s MRes in Historical Research.; tel: +44 (0) 207 862 8790

Institute roles

Olwen is responsible for the finance, events and general administration for the Centre for the History of the People Place and Community, as well as providing support to its research projects, including the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Layers of London’. She is also currently the course administrator for the IHR’s MRes in Historical Research.

Olwen joined the IHR in December 1985 as a research assistant on the ‘Social and Economic Study of Medieval London’ project and was the Centre for Metropolitan History's administrator since its creation in 1988. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Medieval and Modern History from the University of Birmingham and a graduate diploma in administration. Olwen is also an experienced typesetter and indexer, having worked on several CMH and IHR publications.

Selected publications

  • People in Place: Families, Households and Housing in Early Modern London (with Vanessa Harding, Philip Baker, Matthew Davies, Mark Merry, Gill Newton, and Richard Smith) (Centre for Metropolitan History, 2008)
  • Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516, parts 1 and 2 (with Samantha Letters, Mario Fernandes and Derek Keene) (List and Index Society, S032-S033, 2002)
  • Kentish Demesne Accounts up to 1350 - a catalogue (with James A. Galloway and Margaret Murphy) (Centre for Metropolitan History, 1993)