The Royal Historical Society runs a varied programme of events throughout the year, including our own prestigious lectures, and twice-yearly symposia hosted by institutions around Britain.
We also host a noticeboard of external events and activities. Submit your notice using the link below or use the menu to search and browse upcoming events.
Upcoming RHS Events
RHS Symposium at Nottingham Trent University
Thursday 5 September 2019
Charity, Welfare and Emotions in Early Modern Britain and Ireland
A day symposium exploring the relationship between the emotions and experiences of charity and welfare. Recent scholarship on welfare and poor relief has foregrounded the experiences of poor people and those in need of care. At the same time, the history of emotions is an exciting and rapidly expanding field which offers new ways of approaching and conceptualising historical study itself. This Symposium aims to encourage dialogue between the two fields.
Upcoming RHS Lectures
Friday 20 September 2019 at 6.00pm, UCL.
Prof. Penny Roberts (Warwick)
Truth is always contestable.
This lecture will explore that assertion in the context of the sixteenth century. In many ways, the French religious wars were defined by the battle between what was true and what was false. Those on either side of the confessional divide believed that they had identified, and were sometimes even prepared to die for, the defence of the ‘true faith’…
All welcome to this public lecture. No registration needed. Find out more.
Colin Matthew Lecture for the Public Understanding of History
Tuesday 1 October 2019 at 6.00pm, Museum of London
David Olusoga, OBE
In the years after 1945 successive British governments set out to weaponise the nation’s immigration policy. To maintain historic ties to the Old Commonwealth, and shore-up Britain’s position as a ‘world power’ they encouraged and even subsidised the emigration of over a million Britons while simultaneously recruiting thousands of East Europeans for new lives in Britain. Yet in 1948, with the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the passing of the British Nationality Act, another, unplanned and unwanted migration was set in train.
Registration required. The event will also be live-streamedFind out more.
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On the noticeboard below you will find information about the wide array of historical events and activities taking place in the coming months around the country including conferences, symposia, seminars, and lectures, as well as Calls for Papers, and deadlines for prizes.
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 July - 29 August|
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|National Archives Summer Lecture Series: Cultures of Communication|
| 29 August - 30 August|
|Global Social History: Class and Social Transformation in World History|
| 31 August - 1 September|
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Costume in Legend and Tradition|
| 5 September|
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
|Charity, Welfare and Emotions in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Royal Historical Society Symposium|
| 6 September - 7 September|
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Connecting the Oceans: the Impact of Global Steam in the Nineteenth Century|
| 10 September|
|Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century|
| 10 September|
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
|History: New to Teaching Event|
| 12 September|
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
|Domestic production and work in poor British homes, c. 1650-1850|
| 16 September|
|Human Rights and British Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future - deadline 16 August 2019|
| 18 September - 19 September|
|Architectural Patronage in an Age of Reform, 1760-1840|