• 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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‘I open up my mouth and I just sing’: Studying Black health and the humanities

In the eleventh post for our ‘Writing Race’ series, Dr Amber Lascelles introduces the Black Health and the Humanities project at the University of Bristol. The project sits at the intersection of Black humanities and medical humanities, and brings together scholars whose research intervenes in Black health across a range of disciplines, including history, art, sociology, law, literature, media and theatre.

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Royal Historical Society invites applications for new governance and journal roles

The Royal Historical Society invites applications from RHS Fellows for four posts central to the Society's governance and development as a learned society. Two are Officer roles on Council, the Society's governing body: Honorary Secretary and Secretary for Professional Engagement. Two are new Editor roles to oversee the academic development of the Society's journal, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society.

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Ten Tips for Getting Published in Academic Journals

What are the 10 key things to consider when publishing your first History article? Our recent RHS 'Getting Publishing' training workshop (21 July) brought together journal editors, recently published authors, and 200 early career historians. It was full of good advice - from how to pitch an article, to working with editors, to Open Access. Here we choose 10 highlights: ten things to consider when preparing and publishing your research.

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