Call for Two Editors: Transactions of the Royal Historical Society

31 August 2021

The Royal Historical Society seeks to appoint two academic Editors to lead on the scholarly oversight and development of its journal, the Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (TRHS), published by Cambridge University Press. The two new appointments take effect from 1 January 2022 and coincide with the journal’s move, in 2021, to accepting external submissions of articles, for peer review and publication.

We are looking for editors with complementary research expertise, one in medieval or early modern, the other in any field of modern history, with at least one editor specialising in European or Global History.

Given the nature of this dual appointment, and the need for collaborative working, we welcome joint applications from two potential editors to work together; however, individual applications are equally encouraged. Applicants must be Fellows of the Royal Historical Society.

A full Editorial Board will also be appointed from early 2022 to assist the Editors in developing the Transactions to reflect the research interests and priorities of the Society’s membership.

Those interested in joining the new editorial team but currently lacking the experience or time required to take on an editorial role are invited to use the Editor, TRHS online application form (see link below) to submit an expression of interest in joining the Transactions editorial board.

This is an exciting new phase for the journal as we extend its scale and scope. If you wish to discuss the journal or the Editor posts in advance of an application, please contact Professor Emma Griffin, RHS President ( or Professor Andrew Spicer, RHS Literary Director (

Further details and how to apply for these posts >

The deadline for applications, via the RHS Applications Portal, is 11:59PM, Friday 15 October 2021