RHS Staff

Imogen Evans
Administrative Secretary

Imogen is Administrative Secretary of the Royal Historical Society which she joined in 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.

Imogen is secretary to the Membership and Research Support Committees, and to the Society’s New Historical Perspectives publication series for early career historians.

Phone: +44(0) 20 7387 7532

Dr Diya Gupta
Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History

Diya is Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History at the Royal Historical Society and Institute for Historical Research where she develops and moves forward the work of the RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Working Group (REEWG).

Diya is writing her first book, based on her doctoral research (2015–2019) completed at the Department of English, King’s College London, where she studied Indian experiences and literature of the Second World War. In her book, alongside colonial photographs, she analyses letters, memoirs, political philosophy and literary texts in English and Indian languages to reveal the intensity and influence of Indian war emotions.

Dr Philip Carter
Research and Communications Officer

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Philip is Research and Communications Officer for the Royal Historical Society. He is responsible for the Society’s website, events programme, digital and print communications, and commissioning and editing the Society’s blog, Historical Transactions. With the RHS Council and staff, he also undertakes research for policy documents and statements.

Prior to joining the RHS in April 2021, Philip was Director of Digital, Publishing and Communications, and Senior Lecturer in British History, at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (2016-21), and Senior Research and Publication Editor for the Dictionary of National Biography at Oxford University (2010-16). Philip also sits on the editorial board of the RHS’s ‘New Historical Perspectives’ book series for early career historians.

Phone: +44(0) 20 7387 7532

Dr Eilish Gregory
Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Eilish is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the RHS, responsible for co-ordinating with the Society’s Teaching Portal steering group, administrating and editing the Teaching Portal website, as well as researching and reviewing historical, archival and teaching content. She is also working on the Marc Fitch funded digitisation project of G. W. Prothero’s papers and contributes to the RHS blog, Historical Transactions.

Eilish is a historian of early modern religion, politics, and society, specialising in the impact of Catholic penal laws in seventeenth-century Britain and inter-confessional networks between Catholics and Protestants. Her book, Catholics during the English Revolution, 1642-1660, was published in March 2021.