History for Ukraine: 24-hour online History event

History for Ukraine is a 24-hour online History event to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal.

It’s scheduled to take place over Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March, and will see a host of historians and genealogists, worldwide, each speak on their research and love of history for 15 minutes, and then take 15 minutes of audience questions.

Those who’ve already signed up to take part include:

  • Professor Suzannah Lipscomb
  • Dr Fern Riddell
  • Professor Kate Williams
  • Dr Janina Ramirez
  • Charles Spencer, Earl Spencer

They will be joined by many other professional historians (including Fellows of the Royal Historical Society) and genealogists from around the world to offer a programme of informative talks and discussions on a huge variety of topics.

History for Ukraine is also supported by a number of prominent organisations, including The National Archives, Royal Historical Society and the Society of Genealogists, along with over 200 volunteers and local history groups.

History For Ukraine is the idea of genealogist Natalie Pithers, who describes the event as ‘a combination of Live Aid and Red Nose Day, but for history’. Natalie adds: ‘The people of Ukraine  need our help now, and this unique event provides the history community with an opportunity to come together and help in the best way we can.’

Attendees will be asked to make donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal via a special JustGiving page. The event is provisionally scheduled to take place on Saturday 26th to Sunday 27 March 2022 (times and schedule to be finalised).

Would you like to get involved?

If you’re a Fellow or Member of the Royal Historical Society, and would like to get involved in the event as a speaker, please do let us know.

Natalie is still looking for historians to take part in the 24 hour event. If you wish to get involved, please email administration@royalhistsoc.org and mark your email ‘Ukraine’ setting out your availability and the subject on which you’d like to speak. The RHS will then forward your expression of interest to Natalie.

Seeking historians in East Asia, Australasia, Latin and North America

History for Ukraine is currently especially seeking historians resident in East Asia, Australia, New Zealand as well as in Latin and central America and North America (west to east coasts of the US and Canada) to join the list of speakers for the 24-hour event.

Please do get in touch with the RHS, marking your email ‘Ukraine’ and we’ll put you in touch with the event organisers.

More information and publicity on History for Ukraine

Recent interviews with the organisers of History for Ukraine:

 

Invasion of Ukraine: a statement from the Royal Historical Society

 

The Royal Historical Society is shocked and horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is an attack on an independent country, on democracy, and on the history and culture of Ukraine.

We wish to express our deep solidarity with the Ukrainian people. We condemn utterly the unprovoked act of aggression by the Russian government, justified by historical myths, distortions and lies, attacking the right to self-determination of a European nation.

This war, as every war, will cause enormous human losses and tragedies, and it fundamentally undermines the foundations of the established international security system. As a scholarly organisation with many members from eastern Europe, we stand with all those who oppose this war.

Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine, and especially those members of the Society from Ukraine or with family, friends and colleagues in the country and wider region.

 

 

Ukrainian Scholars at Risk: Fellowships in History and Slavonic and East European Studies 

 

Fellowships and Fundraising

On 23 March 2022, the Royal Historical Society (RHS), British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) and Past and Present Society (P&P) are offering funding towards three short-term fellowships (minimum 3 months) at higher education institutions in the UK, European Union or elsewhere in continental Europe to provide a place of academic refuge for three scholars from Ukraine.

From 29 March, we are delighted to be joined by the Ecclesiastical History Society (EHS) which is funding a fourth fellowship to provide a place of academic refuge for a scholar from Ukraine active in the study of the history of Christianity.

From 13 April, the German History Society (GHS) has announced funding for a fifth fellowship to support a Ukrainian researcher working on the history of Germany and the German-speaking world in the broadest sense. We are very grateful for the GHS’s involvement and provision of an additional placement.

The RHS and BASEES are also fundraising to provide additional fellowships.


Each grant is worth £5,000 (€6,000) to the Fellow and must be matched by equivalent funds AND / OR in-kind assistance from the host institution (for example, travel, accommodation, meals, office space and IT support, plus insurance) of a financial sum equivalent to £5,000 (€6,000) grant for a minimum duration of three months, to begin as soon as possible.

To best support Ukrainian scholars at risk, we also welcome applications from host institutions willing to offer more than match-funding, whether as a financial sum or in-kind assistance.

Two grants (funded by the RHS and P&P) will be reserved for Ukrainian scholars displaced by the Russian invasion who are undertaking historical research in the broadest sense. A third grant (funded by the EHS) will support a Ukrainian scholar of the history of Christianity.

One grant (funded by BASEES) will be for any displaced Ukrainian scholar in the field of Slavonic and East European studies. Host institutions can offer these fellowships to PhD candidates, Early Career and established scholars.


How to make an application

  • The host institution names a scholar at risk who will be designated an RHS/BASEES/P&P/EHS/GHS Fellow.
  • The host institution will support the integration of the Fellow into the local academic community.
  • The host institution will appoint a designated mentor to support the Fellow.
  • The host institution will support the Fellow in drafting and submitting applications for long-term funding and/or more permanent academic positions at the host or another HE institution.
  • The host institution will match-fund each Fellowship via a direct payment to the Fellow; and/or provide an equivalent in-kind contribution (comprising accommodation, meals etc.)
  • In addition, the host institution will provide the Fellow with library, internet, and research resource access, and health insurance, as well as visa support if applicable.
  • The length of the fellowship is a minimum of three months.

 

Applications from the host institution must be submitted via the RHS’s online application system.

The closing date for applications from host institutions was Wednesday 20 April 2022, however applications for the Fellowship on the History of Germany and the German Speaking World now closes on Monday 9 May 2022.

 


The following information will be required:

  • information on the support provided by the hosting institution, including intended dates of the fellowship

In addition, the application requires information regarding:

  • EITHER a description of the situation of the proposed Fellow, and short CVs for both the proposed Fellow and the designated mentor.
  • OR a description of the proposed recruitment process, including time-lines.  Please note that funds are paid to Fellows, not institutions, therefore funds will only be released once the institution has successfully appointed a fellow.

Make an application vis the RHS applications portal.

Successful host institutions will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date of Weds 20 April. Questions about the application process may be sent to: administration@royalhistsoc.org.


Fundraising for additional Ukraine fellowships

The RHS and BASEES are also fundraising to increase the number of grants available via a JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/baseesandrhsSARfellowships 

Additional funds raised will support extra fellowships. We will announce these to interested universities as soon as the funding for one or more additional fellowship becomes available.

We also welcome involvement from other learned societies / organisations in the historical and social sciences who wish to partner on future Ukraine fellowship grants. Those wishing to do so may contribute via the RHS/BASEES JustGiving page or contact the Society’s CEO: adam.hughes@royalhistsoc.org.

Thank you, in advance, for any contribution you are able to make.

 

 

Society and partners award seven fellowships to Ukrainian scholars at risk

The Royal Historical Society is very pleased to announce the award of fellowships to seven Ukrainian historians and Slavonic and East European Studies scholars unable to continue their work at home universities. The seven recipients will take up their positions at UK and European universities very shortly, with the hope of several more fellowships to follow in the near future.

The Ukraine ‘Scholars at Risk’ programme began in March 2022 with a partnership between the Royal Historical Society and the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) who jointly pledged to fund four fellowships, with assistance from the Past & Present Society (P&P).

Additional funding from two more learned societies — the German Historical Society and the Ecclesiastical History Society — has made further fellowships possible. An extra position has been generated through public donations to a recent fundraising campaign by the Royal Historical Society and BASEES. At the time of writing, the Society of Antiquaries of London has also elected to support the scheme and will be providing an additional, eighth Fellowship.

In each case, the fellowships will be matched by a host university which will also provide the Ukrainian scholars with an academic mentor, office and library use, and opportunities to collaborate with departmental specialists, for a period of at least three months.

Four ‘general history’ fellowships — supported by the RHS and P&P — will be held by Ukrainian researchers at history departments at the University of Sheffield, Roehampton University, and the University of the West of England, and at the University of Bremen, Germany.

The German History Society fellowship will support a scholar of the German past at the University of Aberdeen, with an additional fellowship in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, funded by the Ecclesiastical History Society. The seventh fellowship — held by a scholar at the Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and East European Studies, University of St Andrews — is funded by BASEES.

Each of the fellows will also receive membership of the Royal Historical Society and of BASEES, for 12 months in the first instance.

 

The Royal Historical Society is delighted to be part of the Ukraine fellowships programme, and to have worked so collaboratively and effectively with other learned societies of history and area studies.

It’s been heartening to see other groups join the original RHS / BASEES scheme, and to receive such creative and generous applications from history departments across the university sector.

We are very grateful to these organisations, and also to the many RHS members and supporters who generously contributed funds for an additional Fellowship. We hope these placements offer refuge for scholars driven from their home universities in recent months.

The Society and its partners will be keeping in touch with each of the new fellows, and we’re sure they’ll receive a warm welcome from the historical community.

Professor Emma Griffin, President of the Royal Historical Society

 

The growth of this scheme since it was launched by BASEES and the RHS is a credit to the academic community.

Learned associations, scholars, and universities in the UK and beyond have come together to show active solidarity with their Ukrainian colleagues. These fellowships will make a real difference to those scholars at risk and their dependents.

Dr Matthias Neumann, President of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies

 

 

 

 

 

RHS Fellows and Grant Holders, 2022-23

The Society’s Research Funding supports a large number of historians across a range of activities: from studying for a Masters’ degree and finishing a PhD, to undertaking research and working on a project, such as writing an article.

The following individuals are recent recipients of selected RHS Fellowships and Grants in 2022. Each year, the Society awards £95,000 in research funding to historians through open competitions. In 2022, the Society is allocating a further £30,000 in one-off programmes, generously assisted by partner organisations and donors. In addition to the awards listed below, many other historians receive small grants to undertake research trips and archive work.

 

1. RHS Centenary and Marshall Fellows, 2022-23

Held for 6 months, jointly with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, the Centenary and Marshall Fellowships enable historians to complete their PhDs and receive research training:

Sofya Anisimova is an RHS Centenary Fellow, 2022-23, held jointly with the Institute of Research, University of London. Sofya’s six-month fellowship will run from October 2022 to March 2023.

Sofya is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of St Andrews. Her thesis titled ‘Russia’s Military Strategy and the Entente, 1914-1917’ looks at how the participation in a coalition with Britain and France affected the strategic planning of the Russian high command during the First World War.

Studying the inter-Allied relations in detail and finally bringing Russia into the analysis of the Entente strategy helps us better grasp the challenges faced by coalitions in general. It also broadens our understanding of the geography of the Entente engagement during the war, and brings us closer to a more balanced view of the 1914-1918 conflict that includes not only the Western front but also Eastern, Balkan and Ottoman theatres of war. 

Daniel Banks is an RHS Marshall Fellow, 2022-23, held jointly with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Daniel’s six-month fellowship will run from January 2023 to June 2023 and will enable completion of his PhD thesis: ‘The Floating Revolution: revolutionary mobilities, organisation and practices in the western Mediterranean, c. 1856-1875’, based at the European University Institute, Florence.

Daniel’s work focuses on how a heterogeneous group of republican revolutionaries influenced the politics of nation-building and colonialism in the western Mediterranean from 1850 to 1875. By taking a sea-based approach, he brings together different national historiographies and argues for the relevance of previously overlooked actors. 

Urvi Khaitan is an RHS Marshall Fellow, 2022-23, held jointly with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Urvi’s six-month Fellowship runs from October 2022 to March 2023.

Urvi’s Oxford University thesis — ‘Women and Work in the Indian Economy: Empire, Famine, and Labour during the Second World War’ — explores how women at the margins of colonial Indian society engaged with and experienced paid work. She investigates the ways in which lower-caste and Adivasi (indigenous) women in late colonial India negotiated a turbulent wartime economy in the eastern provinces of Bengal, Bihar, and Assam during the Second World War.

Beckie Rutherford is an RHS Centenary Fellow, 2022-23, held jointly with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Beckie’s six-month fellowship will run from October 2022 to March 2023.

As a Centenary Fellow, Beckie will complete her Warwick University PhD entitled ‘Disabled Women Organising: Rethinking Agency within British Liberation Movements, 1976-2000’.  Her research illuminates the neglected histories of three grassroots disabled women’s groups, plus the pioneering work of disabled women artists and writers. Beckie’s thesis demonstrates the centrality of disabled women’s narratives to the broader landscape of liberation politics in modern Britain. It advocates a creative understanding of activist histories, accounting for the agency, and diversity uncovered within stories of disabled women organising.

2. RHS Early Career Fellowship Grant holders, 2022

Held for 3 months, RHS Early Career Fellowship Grants provide support for post-doctoral researchers to work on a defined project, such as writing an article or book proposal:

  • Philip Jagessarp – awarded in May 2022
  • Anna Muggeridge – awarded in May 2022
  • Hannah Telling – awarded in May 2022
  • Heather Hind – awarded in May 2022
  • Rowan Thompson – awarded in May 2022
  • Scott Eaton – awarded in May 2022
  • Sarah Birt – awarded in September 2022
  • Anna Reeve – awarded in September 2022
  • John Beales – awarded in September 2022
  • Katherine Arnold – awarded in September 2022

 

3. RHS Martin Lynn Scholarship in African History, 2022

Awarded each September, the Martin Lynn Scholarship supports research in the history of Africa:

  • Chloe Mayoux (London School of Economics)
  • Emma Orchardson (Warwick University)

 

4. RHS Masters’ Scholarships in History, 2022-23

Awarded annually, RHS Masters’ Scholarships support students studying for a Masters’ degree in History at a UK university. Scholarships are reserved for early career historians from groups underrepresented in academic history:

  • Amber Cross (University of Lancaster)
  • Gemma Jackson (University of Nottingham)
  • Henna Khanom (University College London)
  • Louis Kill-Brown (University of Cambridge)
  • Ahmed Lalljee (School of Oriental and African Studies)
  • Daniel MacDonald (University of Strathclyde)

 

5. Ukraine Scholars at Risk Fellowships, 2022

Awarded in 2022, the Ukraine Scholars at Risk programme is a collaboration between the Royal Historical Society, the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies, the German History Society, the Ecclesiastical History Society and the Past & Present Society. Additional support has come from the institutions below who are providing affiliations and support for our Fellows. Our considerable thanks to all those who have made this scheme possible.

  • Alla Dubrovyk-Rokhova (University of Bremen)
  • Dr Tetyana Zabolotna (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Nadiia Akulova (University of St Andrews)
  • Dr Kateryna Budz (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Natalia Gromakova (University of Aberdeen)
  • Dr Tetiana Ostapchuk (University of the West of England)
  • Dr Juliana Matsova (University of Roehampton)

 

Society launches Masters’ Scholarships for students underrepresented in academic history

The Royal Historical Society (RHS) today launches a new programme to actively address underrepresentation and encourage Black and Asian students to consider academic research in History.

The Society is making available four scholarships, each of £5000, for students who’ll begin either a full-time or part-time Masters’ degree in History at a UK university from autumn 2022.

Further details of eligibility for the programme and how to apply are available here.

The Scholarships continue and develop the Society’s commitment to tackling underrepresentation in academic History. By supporting Masters’ students the programme also focuses on a key early stage in the academic training of future researchers. With these Scholarships, the RHS seeks to support students who are without the financial means to study for a Masters’ in History. By doing so, we seek to improve the educational experience of four early career historians engaged in a further degree.

The Society intends that the Scholarships become an annual award and grow in number. We welcome enquiries from organisations interested in partnering with the Society—now or for future rounds from 2023. The Masters’ Scholarships add to the Society’s existing Research Support programme which each year provides a wide range of fellowships and grants to early career historians.

For 2022/23 the new Masters’ Scholarships will provide:

  • four scholarships of £5000 each to support four students undertaking a Masters’ degree at a UK university in the academic year 2022/23; scholarships will support students studying for a Masters’ degree (taught or research-based) in History, or where History is the dominant component of the degree (e.g. History of Science)
  • there are no conditions on what the award may be spent and may be used to support fees, living expenses etc during the degree course

 

Applications from Masters’ students, 2022/23, are now invited.

Further details of eligibility for the programme and how to apply are available here.

The closing date for the 2022 Scholarships is Friday 12 August, with recipients expected to be informed in late August / early September.

 

Continuing and developing the Royal Historical Society’s longstanding support of underrepresented groups, our new Masters’ Scholarships provide essential financial assistance for students undertaking postgraduate study in History.

The financial challenge that some students face in continuing their training is well known—especially when moving from undergraduate to postgraduate courses. The Society’s new Scholarships, offering direct and practical assistance, will support four students when taking this step in 2022-23.  We hope the RHS Masters’ programme will run annually, enabling early career historians without financial means to consider a career in academic History.

As shown through the Society’s recent Ukraine ‘Scholars at Risk’ programme, schemes like this also have great potential to grow. We therefore welcome enquiries—from organisations and individuals—to partner with the Society to make more Masters’ Scholarships available from 2023.

 

Professor Emma Griffin, President, Royal Historical Society

 

RHS Masters’ Scholarships: supporting students currently underrepresented in academic history

In July 2022 the Royal Historical Society (RHS) launches a new programme to actively address underrepresentation and encourage Black and Asian students to consider academic research in History.

The Society is offering four scholarships, each of £5000, to four students who will begin a Masters’ degree in History (full or part-time), or related subject, at a UK or Irish university from autumn 2022.

The Scholarships continue and develop the Society’s commitment to tackling underrepresentation in academic History. By supporting Masters’ students the programme also focuses on a key early stage in the academic training of future researchers. With these Scholarships, the RHS seeks to support students who are without the financial means to study for a Masters’ in History. By doing so, we seek to improve the educational experience of four early career historians engaged in a further degree.

Applications for the 2022 Scholarships are now invited. Please apply online. The deadline for applications is: 23.55 BST on Friday 12 August 2022.

 

The 2022 Masters’ Scholarships

The current rounds of awards provide:

  • four scholarships of £5000 each to support four students undertaking a Masters’ degree at a UK university in the academic year 2022/23;
  • there are no conditions on what the award may be spent and may be used to support fees, living expenses etc. during the degree course;
  • Scholarships will support students studying for a Masters’ degree (taught or research-based) in History or where History is the dominant component of the degree (e.g. History of Science)

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Scholarships, applicants must:

  • be accepted onto a Masters’ course at an HEI in the UK. Conditional offers are acceptable at application; however, release of funds is contingent upon confirmation of formal acceptance;
  • have an undergraduate degree from an HEI in the UK (although this need not necessarily be in History);

Applicants must also meet the following requirement:

  • have been in receipt of a full Maintenance Grant, or other means-tested and non-repayable financial support, for their undergraduate studies

Applicants must also meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • have participated in an access scheme, foundation year, or widening participation scheme;
  • have previously been eligible for free school meals;
  • be the first in their family to attend Higher Education;
  • have asylum seeker/refugee status issued by the UK Home Office;
  • be from an ethnic minority background as stipulated by the Equalities Act, including but not limited to Black, Bangladeshi, Pakistani or Gypsy/Romany/Traveller communities;
  • have spent time in care, or be estranged from family;
  • hold/have held caring responsibilities;
  • have a disability.

 

Financial eligibility

Applicants must be able to provide evidence that they received a full Maintenance Grant or equivalent [1], during their programme of undergraduate study. We will ask to see documentary evidence of this prior to releasing funds. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please don’t hesitate to contact the Society.

Awards may be held in conjunction with an institutional fee waiver, but not an institutional grant or scholarship.

 

How to apply

Applications for the RHS Masters’ Scholarships 2022 are now invited.

Please submit your application via the Society’s online application platform.

Applicants are asked to provide the following:

  • indication of their eligibility for the programme, as set out above
  • educational history;
  • a brief statement providing further information in support of their application;
  • evidence of conditional / unconditional offer on a Masters’ scheme within parameters set out above
  • upload of evidence of receipt of Maintenance Grant.

 

Applications open on Thursday 7 July and will close on 12 August 2022

The Society expects to contact recipients of awards in late August / early September 2022.

 

The future of the Scholarships programme

The Society intends that the Scholarships become an annual award and grow in number. We welcome enquiries from organisations interested in partnering with the Society—now or future rounds from 2023. The Masters’ Scholarships add to the Society’s existing Research Support programme which provides fellowships and grants to early career historians.

 

Continuing and developing the Royal Historical Society’s longstanding support of underrepresented groups, our new Masters’ Scholarships provide essential financial assistance for students undertaking postgraduate study in History.

The financial challenge that some students face in continuing their training is well known—especially when moving from undergraduate to postgraduate courses. The Society’s new Scholarships, offering direct and practical assistance, will support four students when taking this step in 2022-23. We hope the RHS Masters’ programme will run annually, enabling early career historians without financial means to consider a career in academic History.

As shown through the Society’s recent Ukraine ‘Scholars at Risk’ programme, schemes like this also have great potential to grow. We therefore welcome enquiries—from organisations and individuals—to partner with the Society to make more Masters’ Scholarships available from 2023.

 

Professor Emma Griffin, President, Royal Historical Society

 

[1] Eligible schemes will not require the student to repay the funds granted.

 

Bowl with a continuous landscape with scholars, anonymous, c. 1700, Rijksmuseum

Society elects 334 new Fellows, Associate Fellows, Members and Postgraduate Members

At its latest meeting on 6 May 2022, the RHS Council elected 119 Fellows, 82 Associate Fellows, 61 Members and 72 Postgraduate Members, a total of 334 people newly associated with the Society. We welcome them all.

The majority of the new Fellows hold academic appointments at universities, specialising in a very wide range of fields; but also include journalists, teachers, lawyers, archivists and archaeologists. The Society is an international community of historians and our latest intake includes Fellows from Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Ukraine and the United States.

The new Associate Fellows include not only early career historians in higher education but also historians with professional and private research interests drawn from broadcasting, digital humanities, teaching, archives, museums, galleries, heritage and journalism.

The new Members have a similarly wide range of historical interests, and include individuals employed in universities, and as curators, teachers, physicians, surgeons and local government officers – together with independent and community historians. Our new Postgraduate Members are studying for higher degrees in History, or related subjects, at 42 different universities in the UK, Belgium, India, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and the United States. All those newly elected to the Fellowship and Membership bring a valuable range of expertise and experience to the Society.

May 2022 sees the admission of our third set of Associate Fellows and Postgraduate Members — two new membership categories introduced in late 2021. These changes to membership (about which you can read more here) enable more historians to join the fellowship, and facilitate more focused support for RHS members at the start of their careers.

New Fellows and Members are elected at regular intervals through the year. The current application round is open and runs to Monday 6 June 2022, with the next closing date being Monday 22 August 2022. Further details on RHS Fellowship and Membership categories (Fellow, Associate Fellow, Member and Postgraduate Member), the benefits of membership, deadlines for applications throughout 2022, and how to apply, are available here.

 

New RHS Fellows, elected May 2022

  • Nathen Amin
  • Caroline Ashcroft
  • Edwin Bacon
  • William Bainbridge
  • Christine Ball
  • Guru Saday Batabyal
  • Daniel Beer
  • Rhys Bezzant
  • Uri Bialer
  • Melanie Bigold
  • Nelson Block
  • Michael Breidenbach
  • Morris Brodie
  • Stephen Brumwell
  • Federico Brusadelli
  • Nicholas Cambridge
  • Mark Celinscak
  • Tim Clayton
  • Sharon Connolly
  • Annie Coombes
  • JGH Corrigan
  • Imogen Corrigan
  • Daniel Curtis
  • Jonathan Cutmore
  • Leonardo Davoudi
  • David Day
  • Margaret Dismore
  • Aaron Donaghy
  • James Downs
  • Patrick Doyle
  • Tom Duggett
  • Dina Fainberg
  • Mark Felton
  • Ariane Fennetaux
  • Michael Fleming
  • Samuel Foster
  • Sarah Frank
  • Eamonn Gearon
  • Francesca Granelli
  • Ailsa Grant Ferguson
  • Derwin Gregory
  • Emily Guerry
  • Peter Hamilton
  • James Hannam
  • Siobhán Hearne
  • Cees Heere
  • Jack Hepworth
  • Catherine Hewitt
  • Yuliya Hilevych
  • Kei Hiruta
  • Mary Hollingsworth
  • Gemma Hollman
  • Laure Humbert
  • Helen Hyde
  • Robin Jackson
  • Karl James
  • Lyndsey Jenkins
  • Pia Jolliffe
  • Heather Jones
  • Claire Jones
  • Simon Jones
  • Edward Jones Corredera
  • Sakiko Kaiga
  • Diarmaid Kelliher
  • Rachel Kerr
  • Robert Kershaw
  • Olesya Khromeychuk
  • David Kim
  • Craig Lamont
  • Frank Ledwidge
  • Amy Licence
  • Itay Lotem
  • Anna Maguire
  • Mia Martin Hobbs
  • Linda Maynard
  • Jonathan McGovern
  • Duncan Money
  • Graham Mooney
  • Kathryn Morrison
  • Aparajita Mukhopadhyay
  • Sarah Murden
  • Sherra Murphy
  • Pramod K Nayar
  • Alexa Neale
  • Elizabeth Norton
  • Maeve O’Riordan
  • Jennifer Orr
  • Ozan Ozavci
  • Olena Palko
  • Niels Petersson
  • Linda Risso
  • Brianna Robertson-Kirkland
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper
  • Ian Scott
  • Simone Selva
  • Ophelie Simeon
  • Haig Smith
  • Karen Smyth
  • Marco Soresina
  • Antony Spawforth
  • Anba Suriel
  • Tim Tate
  • Danielle Terrazas Williams
  • Dominic Thomas
  • Sonja Tiernan
  • Luca Trenta
  • James Ungureanu
  • Guido van Meersbergen
  • Polina Verbytska
  • Adriano Vinale
  • Alexander Wakelam
  • Felix Waldmann
  • Martin Walsh
  • Sophie White
  • Jack Whytock
  • Alexandra Wilson
  • Deborah Woodman
  • John Woolf
  • Kelly Yates

New RHS Associate Fellows, elected May 2022

  • Oludamola Adebowale
  • Christopher Bahl
  • James Barnaby
  • Mark Bennett
  • Christopher Booth
  • Bastiaan Bouwman
  • Stuart Boydell
  • Shawn Bullock
  • Claire Burridge
  • Rachel Calder
  • Katherine Carter
  • Alexia Clark
  • Matthew Clark
  • Hannah-Louise Clark
  • Marc Collinson
  • Charles Coutinho
  • Christopher Cunliffe
  • Nigel Davies
  • Lauren Davies
  • John Davies
  • Lucia Diaz Pascual
  • Reuben Duffy
  • Sarah Fry
  • Natalee Garrett
  • Sheldon Goodman
  • Eloise Grey
  • Stephen Griffin
  • Catherine-Rose Hailstone
  • Natacha Henry
  • Julie Holder
  • Fiona Holter
  • Elizabeth Hunter
  • Ciaran Jones
  • Mike Jones
  • Amit K Suman
  • Matthew Key
  • Naomi Lloyd-Jones
  • Coleman M Ford
  • Maria Christina Mairena
  • Sumantra Maitra
  • Valentina Mann
  • Rebecca Mason
  • Philip McCarty
  • Neil McIntyre
  • Charlotte Mears
  • Nick Mols
  • Toni Mount
  • Eoin Ó Donnchadha
  • Frances O’Morchoe
  • Rudi Papa
  • James Perry
  • Rachael Pymm
  • Chinya Ravishankar
  • Olivia Robinson
  • Michelle Rosenberg
  • Adam Sammut
  • Jason Sannegadu
  • Joseph Saunders
  • David Seymour
  • Matthew Simons
  • Karan Singh
  • Jack Skelton Wallace
  • Frederick Smith
  • Adele Sykes
  • Donna Taylor
  • David Thomas
  • Jessica Tomkins
  • Chika Tonooka
  • Margot Tudor
  • Momoko Uchisaka
  • Mrinalini Venkateswaran
  • John Vickerstaff
  • James Watts
  • Michael Weatherburn
  • Rachael Whitbread
  • Arthur Whittall
  • Tim Wingard
  • Matthias Meng Yan Wong
  • Matthew Woolgar
  • Jingyue Wu
  • Michael Wuk
  • Sha Zhou

New RHS Members, elected May 2022

  • Tony Agnew
  • Chuka Anatogu
  • David Andrew
  • Ian Armitage
  • Imogen Bahl
  • Muhammad Muneeb Baloch
  • Alan Borthwick
  • Adrian Broomhall
  • Dupinder Buttar
  • David Cairns
  • Chris Capstick
  • Sharmin Jahan Chowdhury
  • Werner Coetzee
  • Silvester Danóczy
  • Thomas Davies
  • James Davis
  • Souhardya De
  • Esley Rodrigues de Jesus Teixeira
  • Emilio Elesbao dos Santos Neto
  • Alan Gick
  • Matthew Godwin
  • Clare Grange
  • Luke Horwitz
  • Alan Keegan
  • Joachim Keppler
  • Kamakshi Krishna
  • Abhay  Kulkarni
  • Cheong Lam
  • Zihan Li
  • Carla Linford
  • Joshua Lynbeck
  • Tom Lyon
  • John Malpass
  • Grace Mathews
  • Ollie McDaid
  • Rebecca Mowbray
  • Colin Nash
  • Christopher Netherclift
  • Phil Norwood
  • Robert Owen
  • Abbie Owen-Jones
  • Debby Palti
  • Lee Price
  • Riela Provi Drianda
  • James Robinson
  • Yuji Sato
  • Jamie Selig
  • Neil Smith
  • Kevin Stephison
  • Laura Stone
  • Diane Taylor
  • Beatrice Taylor
  • James Threlkeld
  • King Lok Tsoi
  • Htoo Wei
  • Jason Williams-James
  • Jacob Woodhouse
  • Nathaniel Yeboah
  • Rahel Yeoh
  • Lucas Zanani
  • Shiyao Zhang

New RHS Postgraduate Members, elected May 2022

  • Ruth Barton
  • Louise Bell
  • Amy Blaney
  • Nicola Bradbury
  • Kensa Broadhurst
  • Emma Buckley
  • Robert Butt
  • Jethro Calacday
  • Christina Chatzitheodorou
  • Ioannis Chountis
  • Simon Clark
  • Holly Conway
  • Ashlyn Cudney
  • Sarah Curry
  • Alessandra De Mulder
  • Juliette Desportes
  • Victoria Downey
  • Ellen Durban
  • Ngozi Edeagu
  • Elizabeth Egan
  • Charlie Fenton
  • Max Ferrer
  • Mirabelle Field
  • James Fox
  • Louise Furse
  • Erin Geraghty
  • Nathan Hazlehurst
  • Lucy Henry
  • Alexander Hibberts
  • Zoe Jackson
  • Arielle Jasiewicz-Gill
  • Joseph Kaminski
  • Emma Kavanagh
  • Emily Lalande
  • William Law
  • Ewan Lawry
  • Gary Lawson
  • Maksymilian Loth-Hill
  • Roberto Lozano Mansilla
  • Daniel McAteer
  • Kelly McClinton
  • Eddie Meehan
  • Stephen Meyer
  • Cheryl Midson
  • Omar Nasr
  • Tamara Newton
  • Emma Orchardson
  • Julia Phillips
  • Carole Pinnington
  • Julia Pohlmann
  • Adam Quibell
  • Joshua Rice
  • Noble Shrivastava
  • Aisha Shukat-Khawaja
  • Myles Smith
  • Isabella Smith
  • Indiana Sobol
  • Swathi Srinivasan
  • Peter Stiffell
  • Ellen Stokes
  • Elvira Viktória  Tamus
  • Helena Trenkic
  • Alistair Trigg
  • Sylvia Valentine
  • Arlen Veysey
  • Rebecca Watterson
  • Johanna Wetzel
  • Lynette White
  • Joshua Whiteman-Gardner
  • Christopher Whittell
  • Kirsty Wright
  • Yi-Jia Zeng

 

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Featured News

New to Teaching History 2022: An Interactive Workshop

8 August 2022

Participants in this interactive online workshop, sponsored by the Royal Historical Society and History UK, will develop their understanding of key issues relating to teaching History in higher education, from innovations in teaching and learning and curriculum design to teaching seminar groups and giving lectures.

All those who are new to teaching History in higher education – i.e. about to begin or recently-started – are eligible to attend, including PhD students, postdocs, ECRs and new lecturers. The workshop will be delivered by a group of experienced and innovative teachers of History in HE. Participants should be prepared to engage actively in the sessions; we will be leaving plenty of time for questions and discussion.

More about this RHS event and booking

 


Royal Historical Society Prizes & Awards: Winners, 2022

22 July 2022

 

Many congratulations to all of the winners and runners-up in this year’s Royal Historical Society Prizes & Awards in research, publishing and teaching.

This year’s winners were announced on Friday 22 July, along with recipients of the Society’s PhD Fellows 2022-23, held in association with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

A full listing of the 2022 recipients is available via the Society’s blog, along with acceptance speeches from the winners of this year’s Gladstone and Whitfield first book awards: Dr Emily Bridger and Dr Kristin Hussey.

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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society: Funded Workshops

21 July 2022

The Editors of the Society’s journal, Transactions of the RHS, now seek proposals for one-day workshops in which participants engage with a historical, methodological, or pedagogical problem with the intention of publishing the discussion in the journal.

To support this, the Society is funding two academic workshops — to the sum of up to £1000 per event — to bring together scholars to facilitate debate, and lead to publication of proceedings as article/s in a future issue of Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. This call is open and not restricted by historical subject or approach.

By offering up to £1000 per workshop, the journal’s Editors — Harshan Kumarasingham and Kate Smith — seek to support colleagues in developing ideas for a discussion, review, or roundtable piece, which will then be submitted to the journal.

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Society launches new toolkit ‘Supporting History Teaching and Research in UK Universities’

25 May 2022

A number of UK History departments have recently been faced with, or are experiencing, cuts to programmes and staff, or mergers with other disciplines.

As part of its advocacy role, the Royal Historical Society works with historians and heads of department who face significant change to their professional lives. Some of this work is ‘behind the scenes’ in communication with departments and university managers. Other aspects of this role include the provision of commentaries and resources to support historians, as best we can.

We have now brought these resources together as a toolkit ‘Supporting History Teaching and Research in UK Universities’.

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Society and partners award seven fellowships to Ukrainian scholars at risk

18 May 2022

The Royal Historical Society is very pleased to announce the award of fellowships to seven Ukrainian historians and Slavonic and East European Studies scholars unable to continue their work at home universities. The seven recipients will take up their positions at UK and European universities very shortly, with the hope of several more fellowships to follow in the near future.

The Ukraine ‘Scholars at Risk’ programme began in March 2022 with a partnership between the Royal Historical Society and the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) who jointly pledged to fund four fellowships, with assistance from the Past & Present Society (P&P).

Additional funding from two more learned societies — the German Historical Society and the Ecclesiastical History Society — has made further fellowships possible. An extra position has been generated through public donations to a recent fundraising campaign by the Royal Historical Society and BASEES. At the time of writing, the Society of Antiquaries of London has also elected to support the scheme and will be providing an additional, eighth Fellowship.

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Advocacy & Policy

The Royal Historical Society represents the interests of History and historians, of all kinds, via a programme of advocacy and policy research. The higher education, publishing, technological and cultural landscapes, within which much of our work is situated, have changed rapidly over the past decade.

The need for historians to be supported, and for History to be understood and practised well, is more important than ever.

Advocacy

The RHS is the UK’s foremost body for supporting the historical profession and championing History as a discipline. The Society’s advocacy work takes place at a range of levels: individual, departmental, sector and discipline.

We work closely with departments and individuals who contact us in need of support, through sharing resources, offering expertise and writing letters. The Society also convenes regular meetings with History Heads of Department, providing opportunities for historians to discuss matters of shared interest. Outcomes from these meetings include a toolkit — ‘Supporting History Teaching and Research in UK Universities’ — launched in May 2022.

Where appropriate, the Society collaborates with partner organisations to present a coordinated response. Partnerships include our 2022 Ukraine Scholars at Risk programme, undertaken with other learned societies in History and area studies.

Recent public statements by the Society include concern at recent closures, mergers and contractions of UK History departments, especially at post-92 institutions such as Roehampton and support for historians at Goldsmiths, University of London. Any department which needs support — for example, with advice on plans to cut or reduce History provision with their institution — may get in touch confidentially with the Society via the President or the Academic Director.  Individuals with concerns about the discipline may also contact the Society at any time.

Policy and Research

The Society’s policy and research programme is responsive to the environment in which historians work. Much of this work takes place via established RHS committees that monitor, respond to, and shape developments in the Research environment and culture in HE; History Education and teaching; and Publishing.

In 2021 the Society established a Council post for Professional Engagement, to better support historians (in and outside HE) with training, skills and career development.

Our Equalities work remains of central importance to the Society. Recent initiatives include the creation of a Masters’ Scholarships programme (2022) to support students from groups underrepresented in academic History.