Dr Philip Carter

Academic Director

Photograph of Dr Philip Carter

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, prizes, 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.