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.

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (TRHS), our academic journal, publishes papers by senior and early career historians alike, covering all periods and a wide range of subject areas. Traditionally Transactions was reserved for those giving Society lectures and talks.

Since 2020, Transactions has invited submissions from scholars worldwide and, from 2022 (its 150th anniversary), the journal will be led a new editorial team.

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.

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

The Camden Series of scholarly editions of primary sources is a highly valued resource, with over 325 volumes in print and to subscribers on-line. Camden volumes make primary materials, from the medieval to modern periods, readily available for researchers. If you would like to propose a volume, you’ll find more information here.

With a fully searchable database of over 630,000 records, the online Bibliography of British and Irish History is the most comprehensive guide to British and Irish history. An essential resource for those researching and teaching British and Irish past, broadly defined.