At its meeting in July 2019 RHS Council elected 45 Fellows, 15 Members, and 20 Postgraduate Members, a total of 80 in all. These new members were formally welcomed to the Society at Professor Penny Roberts’ RHS Lecture on Friday 20 September 2019.
We are pleased to report that over half of the new Fellows elected were women, and that equal numbers of men and women were elected to the Membership and Postgraduate Membership. In terms of geographical distribution, our new members come from around the UK, as well as Australia, Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan and the USA. While the majority of the new Fellows hold academic appointments at universities, specializing in a very wide range of fields, this is by no means the case for all. Fellows elected on this occasion include archivists, educational and heritage consultants, and the director of a policy centre. This diversity of interests, reflects the Society’s aim of recognising the vital contribution to historical scholarship made by those in other professions.
The new Members also have a wide variety of historical interests. All those newly elected to the Fellowship, Membership and Postgraduate Membership bring a valuable range of expertise and experience that will enrich the Society and help it to fulfil its objective of representing the diverse body of scholars engaged in historical scholarship.
Our next deadline for Society Fellowship and Membership is 7 October. Additional information can be found here.
Man Kong Wong
Bettina De Cosnac
Image: New Fellows at the RHS, 20 Sept 2019 (Credit: Grace Lees-Maffei / Oleg Benesch)