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.

We also host listings for external events and activities on behalf of the historical community. Submit your notice using the link below or use the menu to search and browse the wide range of upcoming events and other notices of interest to historians. Members and Fellows receive a weekly email digest informing them of new opportunities

Upcoming Royal Historical Society Lectures


Presidential Address

Friday 29 November 2019 at 6.00 pm
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

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.

Would you like to promote your history event or activity on the Royal Historical Society noticeboard? If so please complete our listing form below.

Submit your notice here

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
17 October
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Archives of Dissent
19 October
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Winchester and the Norman Conquest
23 October - 24 October
All day
Civil Religion: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment
23 October
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Judges and Diplomats at The Inner Temple
24 October - 23 April
7:30 pm
Historical Association Bath Branch Lectures 2019-20
26 October
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Paths to Marriage, Courtship in England and Wales c1700 to c 1945
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