35 historians join new editorial boards for RHS publications

18 January 2022

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society

After an open call in late 2021, the Society is pleased to announce the creation of two new editorial boards for its journal, Transactions.

Twenty-five historians join the UK Editorial and International Advisory Boards to support the journal’s new Editors, Dr Kate Smith and Dr Harshan Kumarasingham, whose appointment was announced in December. New Board members will support the Editors in the commissioning and review of content submitted to the journal.

Transactions is the Society’s scholarly journal. Established in 1872, the creation of new Editorial Boards comes in the journal’s 150th anniversary year.

In 2022 Transactions is also broadening its range of article formats and subject areas covered, to include studies in historical methodologies, pedagogies, policy debates and roundtable discussions. In this way Transactions will more closely reflect the interests of the RHS as a learned society with a membership from within and beyond higher education.

The journal’s 150th anniversary year also sees a redesign of Transactions, a move to paperback print, and the introduction of online First View content with our publisher, Cambridge University Press.

The Editors and Editorial Board welcome submissions of articles from all historians, for publication in future issues of the journal. For more on submitting an article, please see the Transactions page on the Society’s website.



New Historical Perspectives

We have recently appointed 10 historians to join an expanded Editorial Board for ‘New Historical Perspectives’, the Society’s Open Access book series for early career historians.

As well as reviewing submissions, NHP Editorial Board members offer support and mentoring to contracted authors. Each author on the programme is assigned an editorial contact who brings relevant research interests and experience of monograph writing and publishing.

Board members work with their author during the writing of the book. They also oversee the ‘Author Workshop’, at which invited specialists and editors discuss a near-complete manuscript to propose final revisions before a book’s submission to the publisher.

NHP Editors, Professor Elizabeth Hurren and Professor Heather Shore, welcome proposals for the series, along with members of the Editorial Board.

Proposals are invited from PhD graduates from UK and Irish universities within 10 years of completing their doctorate. The Series publishes first (and second) monographs, as well as edited collections where ECR historians work with more established colleagues.

To submit a proposal, please download and complete the NHP Proposal Form. Send your completed proposal to: nhp@royalhistsoc.org. For more on the Series, including forthcoming titles, please see the NHP page on the Society’s website.