The Royal Historical Society runs a varied programme of events throughout the year, including our own prestigious lectures, and twice-yearly symposia hosted by history departments around Britain.


RHS Presidential Address for 2019

*Please note change of date and Venue*

Friday 6 December 2019

6.00 pm

JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL

To be followed by a Reception in the UCL North Cloisters.

Prof. Margot Finn (UCL)

Material Turns in British History Part III. Collection: Colonial Bombay, Basra, Baghdad and the Enlightenment Museum


Event Podcast and Video Archive

The media archive enables you to access podcasts and videos of our lectures and other Society events.

External Events

We also host listings for a wide range of external events and activities on behalf of the historical community including conferences, symposia, seminars, and lectures, as well as Calls for Papers, and Prize deadlines. Submit your notice using the link below or use the page menu to search and browse the wide range of upcoming events and other notices of interest to historians.

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Please note: listing on this noticeboard is not an indication of the Royal Historical Society’s support for an event, and we remind organisers of the recommendations in our 2018 reports on Race, Ethnicity and Equality and Gender Equality: events in the discipline should be diverse and inclusive.

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18 September - 18 March
2:30 pm
Subjects and Objects of Government: women from the 19th to the 21st century
18 September - 10 June
6:00 pm
Theatres of Revolution: the Stuart Kings and the architecture of disruption
27 September - 15 May
5:15 pm
Low Countries history seminars, 2019/20
15 October - 19 November
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
GHIL Seminar Lecture Series
24 October - 23 April
7:30 pm
Historical Association Bath Branch Lectures 2019-20
6 November - 1 June
5:15 pm
Early Modern European History Programme, 2019-20
12 November - 14 November
All day
DCDC19: Navigating the digital shift
14 November - 15 November
All day
Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives
14 November
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
ICWS@70: What’s Happening in Black British History XI
14 November - 15 November
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Race Matters: Interrogating race and the global writing of history
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