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’
Watch online on the RHS Historical Transactions blog


Wednesday 13 –  Friday 15 May 2020

RHS Symposium: University of Warwick
The Multicultural City in Historical Perspective’


Monday 20 July – Wednesday 22 July

RHS Prize, Award and Fellowship Announcements 2020
Watch the full awards ceremony online.


Thursday 23 July at 17.30 BST

RHS Lecture – Professor Derek Peterson
“The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin: Making History in a Tight Corner”
Virtual Lecture : watch the lecture recording online.


Friday 18 September 2020 – time TBC

Professor Simon Ditchfield
“Baroque around the clock: Daniello Bartoli SJ (1608-1685) and the uses of global history”
Virtual Lecture: watch the lecture recording online.


2 November 2020

The Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture for the Public Understanding of History
Professor John Arnold
‘Believing in the Middle Ages’


November 2020 – date TBC

The Prothero Lecture – Professor Linda Colley
‘Written Constitutions and Writing Modern World History’
Virtual Lecture


Friday 27 November 2020 at 6.00 pm
RHS Presidential Address

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