Forthcoming Society lectures and events in 2024

22 December 2023

The Royal Historical Society is pleased to announce details of its 2024 events programme.

The series includes the launch of a new partnership between the Society and the German Historical Institute, London to promote research in global history. We are delighted that the inaugural RHS/GHIL Lecture will be given by Clare Anderson (Leicester) on Tuesday 23 January 2024 on the subject of ‘Convicts, Creolization and Cosmopolitanism: Aftermaths of Penal Transportation in the British Empire’. Booking for online attendance of this lecture is now available.

Clare’s lecture is followed, on Thursday 1 February, with the first RHS Lecture of 2024: ‘Charting Authority after Empire: Documentary Culture and Political Legitimacy in Post-Carolingian Europe’, with Levi Roach (Exeter). Levi’s lecture takes place at Mary Ward House, London, and online, and registration is now open.

Later RHS Lectures will be given, in May, by Julia Laite (Birkbeck) and, in September, Caroline Pennock (Sheffield). In July, we are very pleased to welcome Peter Frankopan (Oxford) to deliver the Society’s 2024 Prothero Lecture, and in November to host Janina Ramirez for the Society’s annual Public History Lecture, in association with Gresham College.

On 13 March 2024, the Society visits historians at the universities of York and York St John and jointly hosts a public lecture with Fay Bound Alberti (King’s College London). This is followed in May with a visit to Brunel University which includes a partnership lecture from Corinne Fowler (Leicester).

Other events in 2024 include the Society’s annual conference, History and Archives in Practice, which is run jointly with The National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research. Taking place on 6 March, at Cardiff University, ‘HAP24’ will consider the preservation and legacy of archive collections. And on Tuesday 20 February we’re delighted to host ‘Finding the Funny in Public History’, an evening of conversation with the broadcaster and author Greg Jenner for which in-person and online booking is now open.

Details of these events are available in the events pages of the RHS website and will be advertised via social media and the Society’s weekly mailing to members. We’ll be adding further details and new events to our 2024 programme in the new year.


Listen again to Society events from 2023

Video and audio recordings of many of the Society’s events held in 2023 are also available via the RHS Events Archive.