Lisa is the membership and office administrator at the Royal Historical Society. She manages all administration and enquiries regarding applications for membership of the Society, requests for funding awards, and entries for all publications prizes and awards.
Lisa is also secretary to the Membership and Research Support Committees, and to the Society’s New Historical Perspectives publication series for early career historians.
Philip is Academic Director at the Royal Historical Society. He is responsible for the academic and research elements of the Society’s programme, and works closely with both the RHS Council and central office team. Philip’s remit includes policy and advocacy work, events, publishing and publisher relations, digital and communications, institutional partnerships, and the Society’s Library and Archive.
Prior to joining the RHS in 2021, Philip was Director of Digital and Publishing, and a Senior Lecturer in British History, at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (2016-21), and Senior Editor for the Dictionary of National Biography at Oxford University (2010-16).
Trained as a historian of Hanoverian Britain, Philip’s current research looks at the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century development of national centres for History, including the RHS and the Institute of Historical Research, where he now holds a Senior Fellowship (2021-). Philip also sits on the editorial board of the Society’s ‘New Historical Perspectives’ book series for early career historians, with a mentorship role for authors working on early modern research projects.
Diya is Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History at the Royal Historical Society and Institute for Historical Research where she develops and moves forward the work of the RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Working Group (REEWG).
Diya is writing her first book, based on her doctoral research (2015–2019) completed at the Department of English, King’s College London, where she studied Indian experiences and literature of the Second World War. In her book, alongside colonial photographs, she analyses letters, memoirs, political philosophy and literary texts in English and Indian languages to reveal the intensity and influence of Indian war emotions.
Eilish is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the RHS, responsible for co-ordinating with the Society’s Teaching Portal steering group, administrating and editing the Teaching Portal website, as well as researching and reviewing historical, archival and teaching content. She is also working on the Marc Fitch funded digitisation project of G. W. Prothero’s papers and contributes to the RHS blog, Historical Transactions.
Eilish is a historian of early modern religion, politics, and society, specialising in the impact of Catholic penal laws in seventeenth-century Britain and inter-confessional networks between Catholics and Protestants. Her book, Catholics during the English Revolution, 1642-1660, was published in March 2021.