The Royal Historical Society runs a varied programme of events, including lectures panel discussions, conferences and training workshops. Below you’ll find details of our next events. We also make available video and audio recordings of many previous events. A selection of our events are reserved for Fellows and Members of the Society.

In addition, the Society provides a listing of history-focused events across the UK. Regular updates of new events are emailed to Fellows and Members of the Society.

Royal Historical Society Events Programme: 2023>

Forthcoming Events, Spring 2023


10.00am to 5.00pm, Wednesday 29 March 2023
‘History and Archives in Practice, 2023’, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London

On 29 March 2023 we hold our new annual event, ‘History and Archives in Practice’, in partnership with The National Archives and Institute of Historical Research. The theme of #HAP2023 is ‘Collecting Communities: Working Together and with Collections’.

Full programme for the day. Booking for the event, which takes place at the IHR is now open.


11am GMT, Thursday 20 April 2023
‘Mid-Career Conversations for Historians’: No. 2 ‘Embarking on a new research project at mid-career’
With Julian Wright (RHS Secretary for Professional Engagement and Northumbria), Emma Griffin (RHS President and UEA), and Emily Robinson (RHS Councillor and Sussex)
This is the first in a set of 5 mid-career ‘Conversations’, covering different subject areas, taking place between February and November 2023. Please note: ‘Conversations’ are reserved for fellows and members of the Society.


5.00pm, Friday 5 May 2023
RHS Lecture, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, University College London, and Online
‘Script, scribes and scholars: Anglo-Saxon influence in Charlemagne’s Francia’, with Joanna Story (Leicester)
Booking for this lecture is now available via Eventbrite

2.00pm, Tuesday 23 May 2023
Online panel discussion: Digital History and Collaborative Research: a Practitioners’ Roundtable’
Panellists: Daniel Edelstein (Stanford University), Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham), Jon Lawrence (Exeter), Katrina Navickas (Hertfordshire) and Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary London, chair)
Booking for this event will open shortly.


Recent RHS Events: November 2022 to February 2023

These and previous RHS Lectures and events are available to watch or listen to again via the RHS Video and Podcast Archive