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‘Precarious Professionals’: latest title published in the RHS’s New Historical Perspectives series

The latest volume in the Society’s ‘New Historical Perspectives’ book series is now available. Precarious Professionals. Gender, Identities and Social Change in Modern Britain, edited by Dr Heidi Egginton and Dr Zoë Thomas, uncovers the inequalities and insecurities which lay at the heart of professional life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain.

 

 

The book challenges conventional categories in the history of work, exploring instead the everyday labour of maintaining a professional identity on the margins of the traditional professions. Situating new historical perspectives on gender at the forefront of their research, the contributors explore how professional cultures could not only define themselves against, but often flourished outside of, the confines of patriarchal codes and structures.

From pioneering women lawyers and scientists to ballet dancers, secretaries, historians, humanitarian relief workers, social researchers, and Cold War diplomats, the collection reveals how precarity was a thread woven throughout the very fabric of modern professional life, with far-reaching implications for the study of power, privilege, and expertise.

You can read more about the collection, from Heidi and Zoë, on the RHS blog Historical Transactions.

Precarious Professionals is now available as a free Open Access download from the University of London Press, and chapter-by-chapter from JSTOR Open Access.

Print editions are also available to purchase, currently with a 30% discount: in the UK, EU & ROW using the code BALLET30 from here; and in North America via University of Chicago Press using code RHSNHP30 from here.

 

Coming soon in the series

 

The Politics of Women’s Suffrage. Local, National and International Perspectives

Edited by Alexandra Hughes-Johnson and Lyndsey Jenkins. Published: 1 November 2021

 

 

 

 

Call for Editors — Society invites applications for two editors of Camden Series

The Royal Historical Society seeks to appoint two academic Editors to lead on the scholarly content and creative development of its prestigious Camden Series of primary source volumes, published by Cambridge University Press.

The Camden Series has to date been edited by members of the Society’s Council. The Society now seeks two external appointments to take on the work of editing and developing the Series—in line with its recent creation of external editorial roles for the RHS journal, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society.

For the Camden Series, we are looking for two editors with complementary research expertise in British history, broadly defined—one in early modern, the other in modern history. Applicants must also be Fellows of the Royal Historical Society. We anticipate that the two new appointments will take effect from 31 January 2022. Appointments will be for 2 years in the first instance (renewable for a further 2 years), subject to the successful completion of a probationary period.

Further particulars and how to apply for the Camden Editorships

About the Camden Series

The RHS Camden Series is an extensive and well-established collection of primary source editions, with a focus on British history, broadly defined, and including the history of the British world. New titles are published in book form and online. Each volume is accompanied by a specialist historical commentary and scholarly editing, undertaken by experts in the subject.

The Royal Historical Society currently publishes two new volumes in the Camden Series each year. The complete Series now comprises more than 325 volumes (dating from 1838 to 2021), making it a key collection for primary research. Through creative use of its online format, there is now also considerable potential to extend and develop this contribution in new ways—especially to early career historians less familiar with the Series.

About the Camden Editorship

To pursue the roles of future commissioning, editorial oversight, and creative online development, we now seek two editors with complementary research expertise—one in medieval/early modern, the other in the modern history of Britain, including the history of the British World.

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.

This is an important new phase for the Camden Series as we continue its annual publication, and seek to develop its use for researchers as an online resource.

The position attracts an annual honorarium currently set at £500 per editor. Ideally, the successful candidates will be able to take up the position on 31 January 2022.

If you wish to discuss the Camden Editor posts in advance of an application, please contact Professor Andrew Spicer, early modern (aspicer@brookes.ac.uk) or Professor Richard Toye, modern (r.toye@exeter.ac.uk).

Further particulars and how to apply for the Camden Editorships

 

RHS Fellow Dr Diya Gupta publishes new article in History Workshop Journal

Dr Diya Gupta (Royal Historical Society) and Dr Anna Maguire (Queen Mary University of London) have published a new article, ‘Teaching Empire and War: Animating Marginalized Histories in the Classroom’, in History Workshop Journal.

‘Teaching Empire and War’ considers how historians can best teach ‘forgotten’ histories of war and empire in the classroom, responding to urgent needs to ‘decolonize’ the curriculum and pedagogic practice. The article reflects on an exercise in pedagogical experimentation – a ‘widening participation’ project based upon a series of workshops – to demonstrate a more global and ‘messy’ understanding of the role of empire in the First and Second World Wars and their commemoration.

Diya is the Society’s Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History. Anna is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of History at Queen Mary University of London.

Copies of the complete article are available here.

 

 

281 new Fellows & Members elected to the Society

 

At its latest meeting on 24 September 2021, the RHS Council elected 123 Fellows, 87 Members and 71 Early Career Members, a total of 281 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 government historians, broadcasters, film-makers, creative writers, biographers, public historians, curators, publishers, journalists and editors, and academic librarians. The Society is an international community of historians and our latest intake includes Fellows from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, South Korea, and the United States.

The new Members also have a wide variety of historical interests, including those employed in universities, and as school teachers, archivists, museum staff, and education officers – together with independent and community historians.

All those newly elected to the Fellowship and Membership bring a valuable range of expertise and experience that will help the Society to fulfil its objective of representing the diverse body of those engaged in historical scholarship.

New Fellows and Members are elected at regular intervals through the year. The current application round is open and runs to Monday 1 November 2021. Further details on RHS Fellowship and Membership categories, the benefits of membership, deadlines for applications in 2021, and how to apply, are available here.

 

New RHS Fellows, elected September 2021
  • David Abrutat
  • Ali Ansari
  • Jackson Armstrong
  • Priya Atwal
  • Michael Bachmann
  • David Ballantyne
  • Milinda Banerjee
  • Eleanor Barraclough
  • Duncan Barrett
  • Victoria Bates
  • Claire Battershill
  • Svenja Bethke
  • Mark Bryant
  • Hannah Burrows
  • Clarinda Calma
  • Richard Carr
  • Denis Casey
  • Baris Cayli Messina
  • Margaret Connolly
  • Raphael Cormack
  • Arunima Datta
  • Jonathan Davis
  • Max Deeg
  • Emlyn Dodd
  • Keith Dowen
  • Alison Downham Moore
  • Marianna Dudley
  • Michael Dwyer
  • Nicholas Evans
  • Catherine Feely
  • Jonathan Fennell
  • Laura Fernández-González
  • Mary Flannery
  • Kazuki Fujiyama
  • Michael J Geary
  • Ewan Gibbs
  • Mike Gibson
  • Oliver Godsmark
  • Matt Graham
  • Brett Greatley-Hirsch
  • Philippa Gregory
  • Mark Hailwood
  • Erika Hanna
  • James Harland
  • James Hegarty
  • Alison Hems
  • Rachel Herrmann
  • Michael Hope
  • Richard Hornsey
  • Jessica Hower
  • Thomas Hunt
  • Kristin Hussey
  • Michael Innes
  • Robert James
  • Greg Jenner
  • Richard Jones
  • Spencer Jones
  • Hilary Kalmbach
  • Kate Kennedy
  • Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin
  • Andy King
  • Claas Kirchhelle
  • Verena Krebs
  • Thomas Leahy
  • Alexandra Lee
  • Alison Light
  • Keith Lowe
  • Gaby Mahlberg
  • Javed Majeed
  • Sam Manning
  • Alberto Mingardi
  • Alex Mullen
  • Jacqueline Murray
  • Ulrike Müßig
  • Mark Nesbitt
  • Yewande Okuleye
  • Vincent O’Malley
  • Corinne Painter
  • Kiri Paramore
  • Kevin Passmore
  • Giovanni Patriarca
  • Tetyana Pavlush
  • Nicholas Perry
  • Giada Pizzoni
  • Eyal Poleg
  • William Pooley
  • David Price
  • Paul Rabbitts
  • Jennifer Redmond
  • Charles V. Reed
  • Bess Rhodes
  • Nicole Ribianszky
  • Rachel Rich
  • Jacqueline Riding
  • Katharina Rietzler
  • Daniel  Salisbury
  • Mark A. Sammut Sassi
  • Vikram Sampath
  • Heike Schmidt
  • Robert Skinner
  • Edmond Smith
  • John Spencer
  • Linda Sturtz
  • Warren Swain
  • Danae  Tankard
  • Melissa Terras
  • Marie-Cecile Thoral
  • Michael Tichelar
  • Thomas Tunstall Allcock
  • Giles Udy
  • Esther van Raamsdonk
  • Oisín Wall
  • Maurice Walsh
  • Wendy Webster
  • Jia Wei
  • Katherine Weikert
  • Hannah Whittaker
  • Manuela Williams
  • Clifford Williamson
  • David Wilson
  • Rachel Winchcombe
  • Wanda Wyporska
  • Lidia Luisa Zanetti Domingues

 

New RHS Members, elected September 2021
  • Samreen Ali
  • Mate Ambrus
  • Nathen Amin
  • Rachel Anderson
  • Timothy Barham
  • Katie Bennett
  • Edouard Beretti-Cahen
  • Donal Blaney
  • Julie Boulton
  • David Bridges
  • Samuel Broderick
  • Roger Brown
  • Andrew Buchholz
  • Mark Burrows
  • Vijay Chakravarty
  • Chienyuen Chen
  • Tim Coles
  • Juan Dávila
  • Charlie Day
  • Patricia de Jong
  • Harry De Paepe
  • Rose-Marie deNegri
  • Stuart Dewhurst
  • Caroline Flatekval
  • Michail Foustanos
  • Rosaria Franco
  • Elizabeth Gardner
  • Jose Gonsalves
  • Aimee Griles
  • Emma Haddon
  • Tom Hadman
  • Terra Han
  • Joanna Hardwick
  • Sean Harford
  • Louise  Heal-Beaumont
  • Richard Hefford-Hobbs
  • Elysia Heitmar
  • Elisabeth Herzog
  • Ann Higgins
  • Austin Hilton
  • David Holland
  • Christopher Ingham
  • Shahnawaz Islam
  • Jezreel James
  • Tracy Kennedy
  • Francesca Killoran
  • Keith Lawson
  • James Le Grice
  • Michael Leduc
  • Keith Magee
  • Rupali Mathur
  • Nanda Kumar Mayampurath
  • Alasdair McNeill
  • Nicholas Mihora
  • Dan Moorhouse
  • Borek Neskudla
  • Richard Nichols
  • Olga Nikonenko
  • Howard Norman-Taylor
  • Elodie Nowinski
  • Anthony O’Connor
  • Maria Ogborn
  • Levin Opiyo
  • Antonia Perna
  • Suzanne Phillips
  • Aikaterini-Iliana Rassia
  • Ghada Rifai
  • Lee Rippon
  • Darrell Rivers
  • Eduardo Rodrigues
  • James Roe
  • Lisa Search
  • Kate Shaw
  • Kenneth Shepherd
  • John Spencer
  • James Stanley
  • Jason Stephenson
  • Andrea Stokes
  • Laurence Thackwray
  • Janet Tyson
  • Robert Ukiah
  • Ian Uttley
  • Uttley Uttley
  • Hazel Vosper
  • Amy Wilson
  • Kevin Wyatt-Lown
  • Armin Yavari

 

New RHS Early Career Members, elected September 2021
  • Camilla Allen
  • Tristan Alphey
  • Molly Avery
  • Hayley Bassett
  • Orel Beilinson
  • Yacine Benhalima
  • Ellora Bennett
  • Lia Brazil
  • James Brocklesby
  • James Lawson Broun
  • Kathryn Bullen
  • Michelle Castelletti
  • Mark Cauchi
  • Nadine Chambers
  • Laura Doak
  • Thomas Eason
  • Jan Eijking
  • Chloe Emmott
  • Lucas Vinicius Erichsen da Rocha
  • Sarah Fry
  • Amanda Gavin
  • David Grealy
  • William Green
  • Eloise Grey
  • Kristin Hay
  • Catherine Healy
  • Megan Henvey
  • Tanya Higgins-Carey
  • Andy Holroyde
  • Purba Hossain
  • Mihai Hotea
  • Connor Huddlestone
  • Michala Hulme
  • Charlotte James Robertson
  • Naz Defne Kut
  • I. Maria Lopez
  • Kerry Love
  • Tobias Lunde
  • Prashant Maurya
  • Shaun McGuinness
  • Thomas McMurdo
  • Lindsay Middleton
  • Christopher Jason Moore de Torrealba
  • Kate Morris
  • Anna Muggeridge
  • Kathryn Mulcahey
  • Callum Murrell
  • Beth Parkes
  • Duffy Patrick Barry
  • Alison Pedley
  • Gale Pettifer
  • Sasha Rasmussen
  • Emily Rhodes
  • Suzanne Rowland
  • Rachael Scally
  • Michele Seah
  • George Severs
  • Mehdy Shaddel
  • Emily Sharp
  • Ana Struillou
  • Ebba Strutzenbladh
  • Samuel Teague
  • David Thomas
  • I. Gabriella Tigani Sava
  • Claire Turner
  • Rebecca Whiting
  • Tim Wingard
  • Julian Wood
  • Michael Wuk
  • Konstantinos Xypolytos
  • Xuduo Zhao

 

HEADER IMAGE: Fragmentary Plaque with a Crowd of Onlookers 1st cent BC–AD, India (Bengal), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, public domain

 

New RHS Councillors and other appointments

New appointments to the RHS Council

The Society is very pleased to announce three new members of its Council, following the conclusion of this year’s elections. The new councillors elected by the Fellowship are Dr Stefan Bauer (King’s College, London), Professor Caitriona Beaumont (London South Bank University) and Dr Emilie Murphy (University of York). Stefan, Caitriona and Emilie will begin as RHS Councillors from January 2022. Thank you to all those who stood for election this year; to those who supported their candidacies; and all who participated in the election.

Dr Stefan Bauer is Lecturer in Early Modern World History at King’s College, London.

“My sincere thanks to those who have supported me in this election. I will be honoured to serve on the Council, where I will be pleased to collaborate with the Trustees and the central team, not only bringing in my own ideas, but also representing the ideas of colleagues and others who care about the roles of History in research, education and public discourse. I am particularly interested in the Society’s international collaborations and in its editorial projects, with the Transactions currently extending its scale and scope.”

Professor Caitriona Beaumont is Professor of History and Director of Research at London South Bank University.

“Thank you, Royal Historical Society Fellows, for electing me to the Society’s Council. Over the next four years I will work to promote the study of history across UK HE, particularly in post 92s, whether as stand-alone degrees or embedded as part of other courses. I will also prioritise the expansion of support available to history academics, including ECRs, and colleagues with caring responsibilities and/or disabilities, so that the everyday experience of being a historian is enhanced.”

Dr Emilie Murphy is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of York.

“Thank you so much to everyone that voted for me, I am delighted that so many of you also want to see wider participation within our discipline and change within our departments. I am excited about the contribution I can make to the advocacy work of the RHS and I hope to use this platform to fight more effectively against exploitative and discriminatory short-term contracts. As promised, I will also campaign for Members of the RHS to have a voice in council to enfranchise the next generation.”

 

Secretary for Professional Engagement, RHS Council

We are also very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Julian Wright (Northumbria University) as the Society’s Secretary for Professional Engagement, following our recent application round for this new position. Julian will join the Council from January 2022 as an Officer of the Society, with responsibility for developing our programme of training, advice and career development for historians.

Professor Julian Wright is a historian of modern Europe at Northumbria University.

“‘Connections’ is the theme that will underpin my work as Secretary for Professional Engagement: connecting historians through networks of mutual support and development; connecting regional communities of historians; building connections to other disciplines and professions; making connections between ideas and research come to life in historians’ careers. I’m really excited to be working with the Society to bring these connections to life and joining the council at this exciting stage of the Society’s development.”

 

RHS / IHR Research Fellows, 2021-22

It is a great pleasure to introduce and welcome this year’s RHS Centenary and Marshall Fellows—Dan Armstrong (St Andrews), Humaira Chowdhury (Cambridge), Sonali Dhanpal (Newcastle) and Petros Spanou (Oxford)—who will complete their doctoral research in 2021-22. The Fellowships are held in association with the Institute of Historical Research, and we look forward to working with Dan, Humaira, Sonali and Petros as they pursue their research in the coming year.

Dan Armstrong (St Andrews) for PhD research on ‘Anglo-Papal Relations, c.1066-c.1135’.

Dan’s Centenary Fellowship at the RHS and IHR runs from October 2021 to March 2022.

 

Humaira Chowdhury (Cambridge) for PhD research on the social and economic history of Muslim tailors (darzis) in Calcutta, 1947-67.

Humaira’s Marshall Fellowship at the RHS and IHR runs from October 2021 to March 2022.

 

Sonali Dhanpal (Newcastle) for PhD research on late-19th and early 20th-century Bangalore, for a PhD entitled ‘Contested Bangalore: Caste, colonial and princely politics’.

Sonali’s Marshall Fellowship at the RHS and IHR runs from October 2021 to March 2022.

 

Petros Spanou (Oxford) for PhD research on ‘The Crimean moment and crucible: just war, principles of peace and debates in Victorian wartime thought and culture, 1854-1856’.

Petros’s Centenary Fellowship at the RHS and IHR runs from January to June 2022.

The RHS Marshall Fellowship is fully funded by a charitable donation from a former RHS President, Professor Peter Marshall, to whom we are very grateful for his generosity. The Society has recently set up a Support Us page. All donations, large and small, are reserved to support historians at the start of their careers and are very gratefully received.

 

Other ways to participate in the Society’s work

There are currently several calls for Society Fellows to take part in the Society’s programme of activities:

Future calls for participation in the Society’s work will appear on the News page and Twitter: @RoyalHistSoc.

 

Editorial Board: New Historical Perspectives book series

The Royal Historical Society invites applications for up to four historians to join the Editorial Board of its successful ‘New Historical Perspectives’ book series, run in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and University of London Press.

New Historical Perspectives is a book series for early career scholars within the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Books in the series are overseen by an expert editorial board to ensure the highest standards of peer-reviewed scholarship. Commissioning and editing is undertaken by the Royal Historical Society, and the series is published under the imprint of the Institute of Historical Research by the University of London Press.

New Historical Perspectives aims to be inclusive and supportive to all early career scholars seeking to publish their first (or second) book. The Editorial Board also seeks to reflect this policy of diversity and inclusiveness in everything we do together. This has recently given rise to a new opportunity for up to 4 new members to join the Editorial Board as subject specialist reviewers.

This latest call will replace several existing members who have recently completed their 4-year term.

We especially welcome applications from historians in post-92 universities, and those working on neglected aspects of ethnicity, gender and global histories. In this endeavour, we seek to better reflect the diversity of researchers and academic interests in the sector. We also seek colleagues who have particular interests in medieval history or twentieth-century history (including global history).

If you wish to discuss the series or the board in advance of an application, please contact the Series Editors: Professor Elizabeth Hurren (University of Leicester, eh140@leicester.ac.uk) or Professor Heather Shore (Manchester Metropolitan University, h.shore@mmu.ac.uk).

Further details and how to apply for these posts >

 

The deadline for submissions is: 11.59PM, Friday 29 October 2021.

 

RHS reviews UKRI announcement on Open Access

On 6 August, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) published its long-awaited report on its future approach to Open Access publishing.

UKRI’s Report on Open Access protocols sets out its policy for the future accessibility of research, as funded by its research councils, and published in journal articles, monographs and edited collections.

In an extended RHS blog post, Society officers past and present (Margot Finn, Richard Fisher, Emma Griffin and Peter Mandler) review UKRI’s policy announcement: setting out its implications for historians, and — equally importantly — what remains unknown at this stage.

UKRI is the overarching body responsible for government research strategy and funding for universities in the UK. It brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, including the Arts and Humanities Research Council  (AHRC) — along with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) — with which many historians will be most familiar as a source of PhD and grant funding.

Read the blog post >

 

Sampler, 1828, detail

Sampler, Kent, England, (1828, detail), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, public domain

282 new Fellows & Members elected to the Society

At its meeting on 2 July 2021 the RHS Council elected 150 Fellows, 56 Members, and 76 Early Career Members, a total of 282 people newly associated with the Society.

The majority of the new Fellows hold academic appointments at universities, specialising in a very wide range of fields; but also include broadcasters, film-makers, public historians, curators, publishers, journalists and editors, and academic librarians. The new Members also have a wide variety of historical interests, including those employed in universities, and as school teachers, archivists, museum staff, and education officers – together with independent and community historians.

All those newly elected to the Fellowship and Membership bring a valuable range of expertise and experience that will help the Society to fulfil its objective of representing the diverse body of those engaged in historical scholarship.

New Fellows and Members are elected at regular intervals through the year. The current application round is open and runs to Monday 6 September 2021. Further details on RHS Fellowship and Membership categories, the benefits of membership, deadlines for applications in 2021, and how to apply, are available here.

 

New RHS Fellows, elected July 2021
  • Robbie Aitken
  • Marc Alexander
  • Ian Armour
  • Christopher Ash
  • Emma Aston
  • Revel Barker
  • Alison Beach
  • Hugh Beattie
  • Brad Beaven
  • Stephen Bennett
  • Egemen Bezci
  • Thomas Bishop
  • Thomas Breimaier
  • Thomas Brodie
  • Ugo Bruschi
  • Nathan Cardon
  • Claire Chatterton
  • David Churchill
  • Roland Clark
  • Susan Cohen
  • Paul Corner
  • Tony Craig
  • Nicholas Crane
  • Alice Crossley
  • Jessica Dalton
  • Christina de Bellaigue
  • Joanna de Groot
  • Caroline Derry
  • Malcolm Dick
  • Steven Dieter
  • Matthew Dimmock
  • Celia Donert
  • Dennis Duncan
  • Dee Dyas
  • Serena Dyer
  • Hormoz Ebrahimnejad
  • Derek Elliott
  • Laura Evans
  • Michael Fass
  • Ilaria Favretto
  • Catherine Ferguson
  • Mark Finney
  • Robert Fletcher
  • Chris Fuller
  • David Gange
  • Sebastian Gehrig
  • Chris Godden
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg
  • David Greenwood
  • Hannah Greig
  • Sarah Gristwood
  • Jérôme Grosclaude
  • Armin Gruenbacher
  • Anna Hajkova
  • Maria Hayward
  • Matthew Heaslip
  • William Hern
  • Beatrice Heuser
  • Steve Hewitt
  • Tracey Hill
  • Julia Hillner
  • Wendy Holden
  • Ian Horwood
  • Jon Howlett
  • Katja Hoyer
  • David R. M. Irving
  • Dan Jones
  • Laura Kalas
  • Angus Konstam
  • Giada Lagana
  • Craig Lambert
  • Sabine Lee
  • Ulrich Lehner
  • Alan Lester
  • James Lockhart
  • José Antonio López Sabatel
  • Gary Love
  • Mathew Lyons
  • Shivan Mahendrarajah
  • Jatinder Mann
  • Giuseppe Marcocci
  • Naomi Matsumoto
  • Matthew Lynn McDowell
  • Alexander Medcalf
  • Tommaso Milani
  • Sarah Miller-Davenport
  • Thomas Mills
  • Giles Milton
  • Saurabh Mishra
  • Katharine Mitchell
  • Shaul Mitelpunkt
  • Simon Moody
  • Neville Morley
  • Aislinn Muller
  • John Munro
  • Neil Murphy
  • Patricia Murrieta-Flores
  • Dave Musgrove
  • Kathleen Neal
  • Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid
  • Rafaelle Nicholson
  • Philip Norrie
  • Shane  O’Rourke
  • Ed Owens
  • Ian Patel
  • Naomi Paxton
  • Andy Pearce
  • Andrew Popp
  • Linda Porter
  • William Purkis
  • Alex Renton
  • Carol Richardson
  • Klaus Richter
  • Daniel  Robinson
  • Katharina Rowold
  • Dominic Sandbrook
  • Samita Sen
  • Hugo Service
  • Stephanie Seul
  • Shalini Sharma
  • John Singleton
  • Asaf Siniver
  • Clare Siviter-Groschwald
  • Matthew Smith
  • Keith Somerville
  • Beth Spacey
  • David Stack
  • Matthew Stibbe
  • Paul Stock
  • Nicola Tallis
  • Michael Taylor
  • Frank Uekötter
  • Ted Vallance
  • David Veevers
  • Lena Wahlgren-Smith
  • Kevin Waite
  • Fionnuala Walsh
  • Tosh Warwick
  • Thomas Waters
  • Peter Webster
  • David Weekes
  • Sam Wetherell
  • Emma Wilby
  • Stephen Wilkinson
  • Helen Williams
  • Kate Williams
  • Zbigniew Wojnowski
  • Alexander Wragge-Morley
  • Simon Yarrow
  • Henry Yeomans

 

New RHS Members, elected July 2021
  • Meshal Alenezi
  • Paul Allonby
  • Ann-Kathrin Barfuß
  • Del Barrett
  • Sue Berry
  • Michael Bevel
  • Jacqueline Bollmann
  • Quinn Bradlee
  • Birgitte Breemerkamp
  • Patrick Cook
  • Bob Couttie
  • Lauren Davies
  • Vincenzo De Meulenaere
  • John Deane-O’Keeffe
  • Martin Deeb
  • Adrian Defta
  • Alexander Dua
  • Nicholas Ellis
  • Lynsey Ford
  • Shweta George
  • Jose Gonsalves
  • Steven Haines
  • David Matthew Harper
  • Neil Harrison
  • Andrew Henderson
  • Mumtaz Iqbal
  • Brian Izzard
  • Takao Kawanishi
  • Miroslava Kleckova
  • Henrik Kostow
  • Florian Kupfer
  • Neha Lal
  • Katie Lissamore
  • Alice Loxton
  • Stuart Major
  • Vicky Manolopoulou
  • Karen McAulay
  • Joanne McIntosh
  • Louise Moon
  • Peter Morgan
  • Nathan Morley
  • Adenike Ogunkoya
  • Phil Orwin
  • Philip Parker
  • Olivia Blythe Goulet Paterson
  • Tony Pratt
  • Karen Redmond
  • Jeremy Rodriguez
  • Harvey Ross
  • Salman Siddiqui
  • Peter Smith
  • Steven Smith
  • Roy Stedall-Humphryes
  • Mike Stevenson
  • Alexander Walsh
  • Graham Woodall

 

New RHS Early Career Members, elected July 2021
  • Peter Aiken
  • William Baker
  • Fiona   Banham
  • Nicholas Barone
  • Fay Braybrooke
  • Andrew Carter
  • Douglas Chapman
  • Rachel Clamp
  • Andrew Connell
  • Beth Cowen
  • Joseph Crozier
  • Angela Davies
  • Susie Deedigan
  • Trude Dijkstra
  • Paige Emerick
  • David Foster
  • Pauline Gardiner
  • Charlotte Gauthier
  • Daniella Gonzalez
  • Natalie Grace
  • Rob Granger
  • Fraser Gray
  • Stephen Griffin
  • Catherine-Rose Hailstone
  • Lily Hawker-Yates
  • Giulia Iannuzzi
  • Polina Ignatova
  • Claire Jackson
  • Jonathan Jackson
  • Jamie Jenkins
  • Li Jiang
  • Bethan Johnson
  • Aidan Jones
  • Ian Jones
  • Rhian Jones
  • William Jones
  • Saoirse Laaraichi
  • Rosanagh Mack
  • Sebastian Majstorovic
  • Marta Manzanares Mileo
  • Nenad Markovic
  • John Marshall
  • Avaro Maylis
  • Patrick McGhee
  • Claire McNulty
  • Kiran Mehta
  • William Mitchell
  • Joan Passey
  • Joseph Puchner
  • Emily Quigley
  • Jay Rees
  • Michael Reeve
  • Darren Reid
  • Isabel Robinson
  • Laura Robson-Mainwaring
  • Linda Ross
  • Bethany Rowley
  • David Saunders
  • Florence Scott
  • Hana Sleiman
  • Chase Smith
  • Frederick Smith
  • Amy Solomons
  • Marta Starostina
  • Derek Taylor
  • Ezra Teboul
  • Billie-Gina Thomason
  • Cecilia Varuzza
  • Helbert Velilla-Jiménez
  • Mrinalini Venkateswaran
  • Ben White
  • James Wilson
  • Matthew Woolgar
  • Hannah Yoken
  • Tom Young
  • Shijia Yu

 

 

RHS Awards 2021: winners and runners-up announced

Via a video ceremony on Friday 23 July, the Royal Historical Society announced its Publication, Teaching and Fellowship Awards for 2021.

The ceremony also included the Society’s joint fellowships with the Institute of Historical Research, along with the annual IHR prizes.

The RHS Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate just some of the excellent work in research, publishing and teaching undertaken by historians in 2020-21. It’s also a chance to thank all those who’ve contributed to historical understanding through research, writing and teaching — in very challenging circumstances — during 2020-21.

 

AWARD CEREMONY VIDEO

The 2021 Awards ceremony is available to watch here.

 

2021 WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP: IN FULL

Full details of all the 2021 Awards, their winners, runners-up and judges’ citations are available here.

 

ABOUT THE RHS AND IHR AWARDS

The RHS Awards include prizes for first journal articles (the David Berry and Alexander Prizes); first monographs (the Gladstone and Whitfield Prizes); outstanding Master’s dissertations (the Rees Davies Prize, named for one of Society’s former Presidents); and excellence in university teaching of History (the Jinty Nelson and RHS Innovation Awards, the former named for the Society’s first female President).

The Awards also include the annual prizes of the Institute of Historical Research: the Pollard and Neale Prizes (for best seminar paper and essay on early modern Britain, respectively); and the RHS / IHR Centenary and Marshall Fellowships to support doctoral research in History — the latter generously funded by Professor P.J. Marshall, another former RHS President).

Thank you to everyone who took submitted entries to this year’s awards and to our judges from with the RHS, IHR and universities across the UK.

Thanks also to all who contributed to the video — especially our host for the evening, Dr Andrew Smith (University of Chichester and RHS Hon. Director of Communications), and our video editor, Amelia Lampitt.

 

 

 

 

New RHS Fellows & Members – elected in May 2021

At its meeting on 7 May 2021 the RHS Council elected 99 Fellows, 42 Members, and 72 Early Career Members, a total of 213 people newly associated with the Society.

The majority of the new Fellows hold academic appointments at universities, specializing in a very wide range of fields; but also include broadcasters, curators, publishers and academic librarians. The new Members also have a wide variety of historical interests, including those employed in universities, and as school teachers, archivists, museum staff – together with independent and community historians.

All those newly elected to the Fellowship and Membership bring a valuable range of expertise and experience that will help the Society to fulfil its objective of representing the diverse body of those engaged in historical scholarship.

New Fellows and Members are elected at regular intervals through the year. The current application round is open and runs to Monday 16 August 2021. Further details on RHS Fellowship and Membership categories, the benefits of membership, deadlines for applications in 2021, and how to apply, are available here.

Fellowship

  • Nicholas Amor
  • Julie Anderson
  • Geoff Andrews
  • Catharine Arnold
  • Karen Bartlett
  • Alison Baxter
  • Carol Beardmore
  • Adam Begley
  • Sheila Blackburn
  • Tracy Borman
  • Stuart Bradley
  • Tancred Bradshaw
  • Emily Bridger
  • Ting Chang
  • Natalya Chernyshova
  • Jessica Cox
  • Eugene Coyle
  • Malcolm Craig
  • Emily Cuming
  • Luke Daly-Groves
  • Gillian Darley
  • Matthew D’Auria
  • Saul David
  • Albert Warren Dockter
  • Patricia Fara
  • Alison Fell
  • Austin Fisher
  • Tanya Fitzgerald
  • Judith Flanders
  • Roy Flechner
  • Peter Galloway
  • Erika Graham-Goering
  • Annie Gray
  • Thomas Green
  • Georgina Green
  • Eilish Gregory
  • Onni Gust
  • Lawrence Hatter
  • Sean Heath
  • Matthew Hefferan
  • Stephen Hodkinson
  • Tom Holland
  • Catherine Holmes
  • Joseph Hone
  • Katja Hoyer
  • Cathy Hunt
  • Claire Jowitt
  • Josephine Kane
  • Matthew Kerry
  • Jagjeet Lally
  • Charles Lawrence
  • Alexander Lee
  • Andrew Lycett
  • Giles MacDonogh
  • Iain MacGregor
  • Manon Mathias
  • Matthew Lynn McDowell
  • Amanda McVitty
  • Hilary Morris
  • Conor Morrissey
  • John Moyle
  • Emilie Murphy
  • Julianne Nyhan
  • Marius Ostrowski
  • Richard Ovenden
  • Ilan Pappe
  • Sami Pinarbasi
  • Christopher Powell
  • Janina Ramirez
  • Helen Rappaport
  • L. M. Ratnapalan
  • Jeremy Rich
  • Jane Ridley
  • Jane Robinson
  • James Rodgers
  • Rochelle Rowe
  • Tim Satterthwaite
  • Max Skjönsberg
  • Angel Smith
  • Francis Spufford
  • Paul Stock
  • Trevor Stone
  • Julie-Marie Strange
  • Zoe Strimpel
  • Liam Temple
  • Mark Thompson
  • Jacqui Turner
  • Maiken Umbach
  • Patrick Wallis
  • Sarah Ward Clavier
  • Sethina Watson
  • Clive Webb
  • Julie Wheelwright
  • Sue Wilkes
  • Sarah Wise
  • Christian Wolmar
  • John Wood
  • Julian Woodford
  • Barbara Zanchetta

Membership

  • Albab Akanda
  • Rob Albery
  • Abigail Ballantyne
  • Donald Bissett
  • Joseph Black
  • Philip Booth
  • Michael Carter-Sinclair
  • Alison J. Clarke
  • Marian Gwyn
  • Mark Hillier
  • Christopher Hollings
  • Chloe Ireton
  • David Isserman
  • Ellis Keeber
  • David Kohnen
  • David Lane
  • Montgomery Lord
  • Lewis Maclean
  • Gaby Mahlberg
  • Jean McLean
  • Daniel McLean
  • Joshua McMullan
  • Tony Meacham
  • Ouassila Mebarek
  • Amanda Payne
  • James Perry
  • George Regkoukos
  • Andrew Richardson
  • Morgan Robinson
  • Husain Roussel
  • John Seriot
  • Jennifer Shaver
  • Aaron Skepple
  • Neil Smith
  • Haig Smith
  • Shantel Smith
  • David Snape
  • Uwe Phillip Strauss
  • James Strong
  • Terry Tastard
  • Rachael Whitbread
  • Mengzhen Yue

Early Career Membership

  • Aaron Ackerley
  • Daniel Adamson
  • Dewi Alter
  • Lee Arnott
  • Christopher Bahl
  • Jonathan Best
  • Priyank Bharati
  • Mattin Biglari
  • Gregory Billam
  • Gabriele Bonomelli
  • Christopher Booth
  • Joseph Buscemi
  • Matthew Coulter
  • Adam Curry
  • Joseph da Costa
  • Alison Daniell
  • Katherine Davies
  • Amanda Davis
  • Christopher Day
  • Shannon Devlin
  • Jacob Dyble
  • Christina Faraday
  • Desmond Felix
  • Holly Fletcher
  • Arielle Flodrops
  • Poppy Freeman-Cuerden
  • Ben Fuggle
  • James Gallacher
  • Jeremiah Garsha
  • Annabelle Gilmore
  • Milo Gough
  • Tarryn Gourley
  • Jacqueline Grainger
  • Heather Hind
  • Tehreem Husain
  • Charlotte Kelsted
  • William Lewis
  • Mark Liebenrood
  • Andrea Mancini
  • Emma Mavin
  • Tara McConnell
  • Lisa McLaughlin
  • Pietro Mocchi
  • Rawan Mohamed
  • Javan Mokebo
  • Carlo Moll
  • Monica O’Brien
  • Carlie Pendleton
  • Anna Reeve
  • MitchellRobertson
  • Euan McCartney Robson
  • Cora Salkovskis
  • Adam Sammut
  • Krishna Sharma
  • Christine Slobogin
  • James Smith
  • Amy Smith
  • Joshua Smith
  • Dave Steele
  • GabrielleStorey
  • Sato Takanobu
  • Hannah Telling
  • Charlotte Tomlinson
  • Alex Traves
  • Jonathan Triffitt
  • Aimee Walsh
  • Bethany White
  • James Wilson
  • Jingyue Wu
  • Kimberly Yancheson
  • Silvia Zago
  • Ally Zlatar