• REPRESENTS history as a discipline and historians as a group.
  • PROMOTES the vitality of historical scholarship through support for research and publication.
  • ADVOCATES best practice in history teaching in universities and schools.
  • PROVIDES a forum for all historians to meet and exchange ideas.
  • SUPPORTS and encourages early career historians.
  • ENCOURAGES, facilitates and supports work towards greater equality, inclusion and representation in historical practice, research and teaching.

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RHS Gladstone Book Prize – the 2023 Shortlist

Each year, the Royal Historical Society awards two book prizes for a first solely authored monograph. The RHS Gladstone Prize is for first books by historians writing an an aspect of European or World History beyond the British Isles. The RHS Whitfield Prize is for first books in the field of British or Irish History. The 2023 Gladstone Prize Shortlist of six books - published in 2022 - was announced on 31 May. The winner of this year's Gladstone Prize will be announced on Friday 21 July 2023.

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RHS WHITFIELD BOOK PRIZE – THE 2023 SHORTLIST

Each year, the Royal Historical Society awards two book prizes for a first solely authored monograph. The RHS Whitfield Prize is for first books by historians writing an an aspect of British or Irish History. The RHS Gladstone Prize is for first books in the field of European and World History beyond the British Isles. The 2023 Whitfield Prize Shortlist of six books - published in 2022 - was announced on 30 May. The winner of this year's Whitfield Prize will be announced on Friday 21 July 2023.

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Conversing with Historians about Mid-Career

In February 2023, the Royal Historical Society launched its 'Mid-Career Conversations for Historians' series. This initial series includes five themed events, hosted by Professor Julian Wright, the Society's Secretary for Professional Engagement.The series provides a small and confidential forum for historians to discuss topics of particular relevance to them at the mid-career stage. It allows historians to share their problems, interests, priorities and solutions, and to consider new avenues for developing their career and professional networks. In this post Julian reflects on these initial discussions and what he's learned from colleagues during these events.

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