Publications

Books and Scholars’ Possessions, Korean early 20th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, public domain.

 

The Royal Historical Society has a long and proud tradition of publishing across a wide range of subjects and formats.

Our journal: Transactions

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (TRHS) is the flagship journal of the RHS and one of the UK’s best known historical journals. Transactions publishes papers by senior and early career historians alike, covering all periods and a wide range of subject and geographical areas.

Since 2021 Transactions has invited submissions from scholars worldwide and, from 2022 (its 150th anniversary), the journal is led by a new international editorial team of historians. Transactions is published for the RHS by Cambridge University Press.

Our book series: New Historical Perspectives

Our New Historical Perspectives (NHP) series, launched in 2016, is an innovative Open Access book series for Early Career Researchers. NHP is a partnership between the Society, the Institute of Historical Research and University of London Press. The series includes monographs and edited collections, with OA author publishing charges covered by the RHS and IHR.

New Historical Perspectives titles appear on JSTOR’s OA books platform, increasing discoverability and the option to access and share a book at the chapter level.

Scholarly editions: the Camden Series

The Camden Series is one of the most prestigious and important collections of primary source material relating to British History, including the British empire and Britons’ influence overseas.

Published in association with Cambridge University Press, the Series offers 325 scholarly editions of primary sources, available in print and online. Camden volumes make primary materials, from the early medieval to late modern periods, readily available for researchers.

Bibliography of British and Irish History: for research and teaching

With a fully searchable database of over 635,000 records, the Society’s online Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) is the most comprehensive guide available to British and Irish history. The Bibliography includes records of books, articles, chapters and editions, and is updated with 10,000 new titles each year.

Published in association with the Institute of Historical Research and Brepols, BBIH is an essential resource for researching and teaching British and Irish past.