Join the RHS

Closing date for next application round: Monday 16 August

The Royal Historical Society represents the interests of historical researchers in universities, libraries, archives, museums, heritage and broadcasting, as well as those engaged in public, community and family history research.

We currently have a worldwide membership of over 4250 historians, of all kinds, engaged in researching, presenting and publishing history. Annual subscriptions paid by the membership are essential to sustaining our work and supporting our activities.

All RHS Members and Fellows are entitled to a range of benefits including:

In addition, Fellows are entitled to:

  • Vote in all RHS elections.
  • Stand for election to the RHS Council.
  • Use the letters FRHistS after your name.
  • Use the Society’s Council Chamber for small group meetings (on application to the RHS office).

Applications to join the RHS are welcome through the year. Closing dates for applications and supporting references in 2021 are: 4 January, 22 March, 31 May, 16 August and 4 October.