RHS Events programme, 2023

New events will be added to this programme as the year progresses; please check back for updates which will also be announced via social media


Thursday 12 January 2023 at 5.30 pm

Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck)
‘Plague and Poverty in Early Modern London’
RHS Sponsored Lecture, at the University of Roehampton


Friday 3 February 2023 at 5.00 pm

Sarah Badcock (Nottingham)
‘Waiting to die? Life for Elderly People in Late Imperial Russian Villages’
RHS Lecture, Online Only – please note new date and format


Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 5.00 pm

‘Eric Williams’ Capitalism and Slavery: Debates, Legacies and New Directions for Research’
Panellists: Heather Cateau (University of the West Indies), Stephen Mullen (Glasgow), Harvey R. Neptune (Temple, PA), Meleisa Ono-George (Oxford) and Matthew J. Smith (UCL, chair)
Online Panel Discussion


Wednesday 29 March 2023, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

‘Collecting Communities: Working Together and with Collections’
History and Archives in Practice, 2023

New annual event, in association with The National Archives and Institute of Historical Research
Conference, at the Institute of Historical Research


Friday 5 May 2023 at 5.00 pm

Joanna Story (Leicester)
‘Script, Scribes and Scholars: Anglo-Saxon Influence in Charlemagne’s Francia’
RHS Lecture, at University College London and Online


Tuesday 23 May 2023 at 5.00 pm

‘Digital History and Collaborative Research: a Practitioners’ Discussion’
Panellists: Daniel Edelstein (Stanford University), Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham), Jon Lawrence (Exeter), Katrina Navickas (Hertfordshire) and Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary London, chair)
Online Panel Discussion


Wednesday 5 July 2023 at 5.00 pm

The RHS Prothero Lecture: Brenda Stevenson (Oxford)
‘Viewing Slavery from the Margin of Unfreedom: the Early Campaign of Maria Stewart’
At University College London and Online


Friday 15 September 2023 at 5.00 pm

John Gallagher (Leeds)
‘The Multilingual City in Early Modernity’
RHS Lecture, at University College London and Online


Tuesday 7 November 2023 at 6.00 pm

The RHS Public History Lecture: Tom Holland
‘“There is always another one walking beside you”: Pilgrimages, Pandemics and the Past’
In association with Gresham College, London


Friday 24 November 2023 at 5.00pm

RHS Presidential Address: Emma Griffin
‘European Empires and the Rise of Global Capitalism’

Preceded by the Society’s Anniversary Meeting (AGM)
University College London and Online