RHS Events Programme 2024

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


Tuesday 23 January 2024 at 5.30 pm

Clare Anderson (Leicester)
‘Convicts, Creolization and Cosmopolitanism: Aftermaths of Penal Transportation in the British Empire’
Joint RHS-GHIL Lecture, at the German Historical Institute London and Online


Thursday 1 February 2024 at 6.00 pm

Levi Roach (Exeter)
‘Charting Authority after Empire: Documentary Culture and Political Legitimacy in Post-Carolingian Europe’
RHS Lecture, Mary Ward House, London, and Online


Tuesday 20 February 2024 at 6.00 pm

In Conversation with Greg Jenner: ‘Finding the Funny in Public History’
RHS Event, Mary Ward House, London, and Online


Wednesday 6 March 2024, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

‘Historical Legacies: collecting history, historical collections and community voices’
History and Archives in Practice, 2024
Annual event in association with The National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research. This year in partnership with Cardiff University
Day Conference, at Cardiff University


Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 5.00 pm

Fay Bound Alberti (King’s College London)
‘Why History Matters to Medicine: The Case of Face Transplants’ 
RHS Sponsored Lecture, at the University of York. Part of the Society’s Visit to historians at the universities of York and York St John.


Thursday 25 April 2024 at 2.00 pm

‘History Podcasting: An Introduction and Guide’
with Bob Nicholson (Edge Hill) and Dave Musgrove (BBC History Magazine)
Online Training Event


Tuesday 30 April 2024 at 2.00 pm

‘Doing History in Public 1: Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums’
with Andrew Smith (QMUL), Olwen Purdue (Queen’s University Belfast) and Caitriona Beaumont (London South Bank)
Online Conversation Series


Friday 3 May 2024 at 6.00 pm

Julia Laite (Birkbeck)
‘Possible Maps: Ways of Knowing and Unknowing at the Edge of Empire (Newfoundland c. 1763-1829)’
RHS Lecture, Mary Ward House, London, and Online


Thursday 23 May 2024

Corinne Fowler (Leicester)
‘Our Island Stories: Country Walks through Colonial Britain’
RHS Sponsored Lecture, at Brunel University London. Part of the Society’s Visit to historians at Brunel University.


Friday 14 June 2024 at 2.00 pm

‘Getting Published: a Guide to Monograph Publishing for Early Career Historians’
with Meredith Carroll (Manchester University Press), Elizabeth Hurren (New Historical Perspectives), Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University of London) and Jane Winters (V-P for Publications, Royal Historical Society)
Online Training  Event for Early Career Historians


Thursday 20 June 2024 at 10.00 am

‘Doing History in Public 2: Print’
with Andrew Smith (QMUL) and Caitriona Beaumont (London South Bank)
Online Conversation Series


Wednesday 3 July 2024 at 6.30 pm

The RHS Prothero Lecture: Peter Frankopan (Oxford)
‘On the Challenges and Purposes of Global History’
At Mary Ward House, London, and Online

followed by the Society’s Summer Party, 2024


Wednesday 17 July 2024 at 2.00 pm

‘AI, History and Historians’
with Helen Hastie (Edinburgh), Matthew L. Jones (Princeton), Anna-Maria Sichani (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and Jane Winters (V-P for Publications, Royal Historical Society)
Online Panel Discussion


Friday 13 September 2024 at 6.00 pm

Caroline Pennock (Sheffield)
‘Catholics or Cannibals? Indigenous Brazilians at the Court of Louis XIII’
RHS Lecture, at Mary Ward House, London, and Online


Wednesday 18 September 2024 at 6.00 pm

‘Doing History in Public 3: Broadcast’
with Andrew Smith (QMUL), Olwen Purdue (Queen’s University Belfast) and Caitriona Beaumont (London South Bank)
Online Conversation Series


Tuesday 5 November 2024 at 6.00 pm

The RHS Public History Lecture: Janina Ramirez (Oxford)
‘Writing Women into History
In association with Gresham College, London


Friday 22 November 2024 at 6.00pm

RHS Presidential Address
Preceded by the Society’s Anniversary Meeting (AGM)
Mary Ward House, London, and Online