The Consulting Historian – CONFERENCE

Date / time: 12 March - 13 March, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Consulting Historian - CONFERENCE

How exactly DO historical researchers find and apply for paid consultancy opportunities? What do these roles entail?

HistoryLab+ warmly invites you to ‘The Consulting Historian’ to explore both questions.

Where? Online
When? 12 and 13 March 2024, 18:00-20:00
Free to attend? Yes!

This event will take the form of two sets of online talks between 18:00 and 20:00 on 12 and 13 March:

12 March, 18:00-20:00

  • Panel of early-career historians who undertake consultancy work, discussing the routes by which they found these roles, what they entail, personal highlights, and any challenges they encountered. Followed by a Q&A with the audience.

13 March, 18:00-20:00

  • Panel of representatives from organisations which draw on the services of external historical consultants, discussing how those organisations find and use historical consultants. Followed by a Q&A with the audience.
  • Joanne Machin, overviewing how to become self-employed, HMRC rules for self-employment, and pension and insurance considerations and reflecting on what can be expected, the positives and the challenges.
  • Andy Tattersall, overviewing how to increase your visibility and impact online by way of personal websites and social media platforms (including X/Twitter, LinkedIn, Mastodon, Threads, and Bluesky).

See the HistoryLab+ ‘events’ webpage ( for more details to register. Historical researchers from any discipline welcome!