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Portrait of Shakespeare, 1598. Photograph: Alfredo Dagli Orti/The Art Archive/Corbis

Anindita GhoshInterviews with Women Historians

To mark International Women’s Day the RHS is launching a new series of interviews with role models, beginning with three inspirational women historians – Margot Finn, Roberta ‘Bobby’ Anderson and Anindita Ghosh (pictured).  READ MORE

New Historical Perspectives

In Spring 2016 the RHS is launching an innovative new series, New Historical Perspectives, in association with the Institute of Historical Research. The new series will publish work by Early Career Historians and include monographs, shorter form works, edited essay collections and conference proceedings. We are now looking for an NHP Convenor.

History in the News: Dr Susan Cohen ‘Eleanor Rathbone and the Refugees’

EleanorRathbone GR2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the death of the independent MP, Eleanor Rathbone. Known as ‘the MP for refugees’, her campaigns on behalf of refugees in the Interwar and 2WW period have a strong contemporary resonance, carrying a powerful message as pertinent today as it was then. READ MORE

ITT Latest Developments

teacher_trainee_in_class_raising_hand_295January 2016: The RHS and Historical Association have now received a reply  from Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools, to our joint letter to the Secretary of State for Education in crisis talks over cuts to History PGCE courses. READ MORE

RHS Response to the Government’s Green Paper on HE

Teaching Excellence FrameworkThe RHS has delivered this response to the Government’s Green Paper on HE, which has been endorsed by the Economic History Society, History UK, the British Agricultural History Society and the East Midlands Centre for History Teaching and Learning. READ MORE

The making of the RHS Public History Prize Winner

ForKCAngelaClarewithtrophies2 sq.‘For King and Country’, an exhibition about the First World War at Bankfield Museum, Halifax, is the winner of the first RHS Public History PrizeIn 2013 Angela Clare (pictured) from Calderdale Museums was appointed Project Manager for the exhibition. Her role was to oversee the redevelopment of the gallery and the exhibition installation research as well as writing the exhibition’s content, and promoting it alongside related events. READ MORE.

Review of the REF (Research Excellence Framework)

department-for-business-innovation-skillsUniversities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, has launched a UK-wide review of university research funding . The review will be chaired by the President of the British Academy and former World Bank Chief Economist Lord Nicholas Stern. He will be assisted by a steering group of academic experts, including historian Linda Colley. The review is due to report in Summer 2016. READ MORE.

Freedom of Information

RHS Response on Freedom of Information

The RHS has conducted a brief consultation among academic historians and historical researchers in response to the Call for Evidence by the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information and submitted this response

RHS Public History Prize Winners

The first Public History Prizes were presented by Professor Amanda Vickery (Queen Mary, University of London) at a reception at University College London on Friday 27th November 2015. The judging panel comprised Professor Mary Beard (Cambridge); Dr. Alix Green (UCLAN); Professor Aled Jones (National Library of Wales) and Professor John Tosh (Roehampton).  It was chaired by Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham). In addition to the overall prize-winner, awards were made in the categories: Broadcasting, Film, Museums & Exhibitions and Web & Digital. READ MORE. 

Margot Finn squareNew Look Newsletter

The latest RHS Newsletter has recently gone online with a beautiful new design. Introducing RHS President-elect Margot Finn (pictured) and articles on the National Archives new strategic priorities, studying history at the Imperial War Museum and more.