Staff

Women’s final of 80 metres hurdles, Olympics, London, 1948, Daily Herald Archive at the National Media Museum

Shahmima Akhtar
Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History

Shahmima is Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History working with the Royal Historical Society and the Institute for Historical Research to advance the RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Working Group (REEWG). Her PhD thesis, submitted to the University of Birmingham in March 2019, traced constructions of Irish identity in national and international fairs between 1851 and 1939. Highlighting the politics of display it provides an important contribution to historiographies on Exhibitions, Ireland and Empire, and Race.

Phone: +44(0) 20 7387 7532

Dr Katherine Foxhall
Research and Communications Officer

Katherine was appointed Research and Communications Officer of the Royal Historical Society in March 2019. She is responsible for overall day-to-day management of the website, the Society’s communications and Twitter account. She works on policy initiatives, and supports the Society’s policy committees and working groups. With a background as a social and cultural historian, Katherine has has most recently published Migraine: A History with Johns Hopkins University Press.

Phone: +44(0) 20 7387 7532

Imogen Evans
Administrative Secretary

Imogen is acting Administrative Secretary of the Royal Historical Society from May 2019. She manages all administration and enquiries with regard to applications for membership of the Society, requests for funding awards, and entries for all publications prizes and awards. She is secretary to the Membership and Research Support Committees, and to the Society’s New Historical Perspectives publication series.

Phone: +44(0) 20 7387 7532

Dr Susan Carr
Executive Secretary

Sue was appointed Executive Secretary of the Royal Historical Society in 2006. She is responsible for all day-to-day management of the Society including Council meetings, the Society’s library and archives, finances and internal systems.  Sue deals with all enquiries concerning the Society’s archive and library, membership subscriptions, and manages requests for events for the website and e-bulletins to the membership.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7387 7532