• 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.

Latest from the Blog

Marking 5 years and 50,000 downloads of ‘New Historical Perspectives’, 2016-21

In this final post of 2021 we mark five years…

Read more

New Associate Fellowship and Postgraduate categories for RHS membership

Changes to the Society's membership structure see the introduction of new Associate Fellowship and Postgraduate categories. From now, there will be four ways to be part of the Royal Historical Society: as a Fellow, an Associate Fellow, a Postgraduate or a Member. This post explains these changes which were announced at the Society's AGM, held on 26 November 2021.

Read more

The Politics of Women’s Suffrage. Local, National and International Dimensions

In this post, Dr Alexandra Hughes-Johnson and Dr Lyndsey Jenkins introduce their new, edited collection, 'The Politics of Women’s Suffrage. Local, National and International Dimensions': the tenth title in the RHS’s ‘New Historical Perspectives’ book series, published by University of London Press. The collection shows how women encountered and battled a hostile political climate, but pushed forward with determination, skill, tenacity and optimism: resonating with the renewed interest in women’s history and feminist politics today.  

Read more