Royal Historical Society Programme 2020

Friday 7 February 2020 at 6.00 pm
Dr Andrew Arsan

‘Arab political thought and the problem of empire, c.1856-1919′
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL


Wednesday 11 March 2020, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
The Gerald Aylmer Seminar

‘Co-production and collaboration in the archive’
A one-day symposium in conjunction with the National Archives and Institute of Historical Research
This event will be at the National Archives – register to attend.


Thursday 2 April 2020
RHS Visit: Edge Hill University 



Thursday 23- Thursday 30 April 2020
Royal Historical Society Virtual Curriculum Conference
Online for registered participants


Monday 11 May 2020
Professor Sarah Hamilton

‘Responding to violence: Liturgy, authority and sacred places c. 900-c.1100’
Online on the RHS Historical Transactions blog


13 – 15 May 2020
RHS Symposium: University of Warwick

‘The Multicultural City in Historical Perspective’


Friday 3 July 2020 at 6.00 pm
The Prothero Lecture –
Professor Linda Colley
Recheduled for November 2020. Date TBC
‘Written Constitutions and Writing Modern World History’
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL


Monday 20 July – Wednesday 22 July
RHS Prize, Award and Fellowship Announcements 2020


Thursday 23 July at 17.30 BST
Professor Derek Peterson

“The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin: Making History in a Tight Corner”
A Virtual Lecture – Live via Zoom. Booking required.


Friday 18 September 2020 at 18.00 BST
Dr Simon Ditchfield
‘ ‘Something should be written regarding the cosmography of those regions where ours live’ (Ignatius Loyola): measuring cultural difference in Daniello Bartoli’s Dell’Istoria della compagnia di Gesu (1653-73)’


2 November 2020
The Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture for the Public Understanding of History

in co-operation with Gresham College, London
Professor John Arnold
‘Believing in the Middle Ages’


Friday 27 November 2020 at 6.00 pm
Presidential Address

Professor Margot Finn
‘Material Turns in British History: Part IV’