Recordings of recent Royal Historical Society events now available

20 December 2023


The Society’s Events Archive includes video and audio recordings of recent lectures and panel discussions hosted by the RHS. Now available to watch or listen again are recordings of the following sessions held in autumn 2023.

Further below you’ll find details of opening events in our 2024 programme which begins on 23 January with the inaugural RHS / German Historical Institute Lecture on Global History.


RHS Presidential Lecture, 2023 
European Exploration, Empires, and the Making of the Modern World’, with Emma Griffin (24 November)


RHS Public History Lecture, in association with Gresham College
‘Pilgrimages, Pandemics and the Past’, with Tom Holland (7 November)


RHS Panel: ‘Black British History. Where Now, Why Next?

with Hannah Elias, Kesewa John, Liam Liburd and Bill Schwarz (24 October)


RHS Panel: ‘Writing and Publishing Trade History’, in association with Yale University Press (10 October)

with Rebecca Clifford, Robert Gildea, Heather McCallum, James Pullen, Simon Winder and Emma Griffin


RHS Lecture: ‘Migrant Voices in the Multilingual City’, with John Gallagher (15 September)


RHS Sponsored Lecture, with the Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent
‘The Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved African People and the Emergence of New Relationships between State and Commerce in Restoration in England’, with William Pettigrew (11 September)



What’s coming up in 2024?


We look forward to welcoming you to our events in 2024. In January and February we host lectures and discussions with:

  • Clare Anderson on ‘Convicts, Creolization and Cosmopolitanism: aftermaths of penal transportation in the British Empire’ – the inaugural Royal Historical Society / German Historical Institute Lecture on Global History, at the GHIL and Online (5.30pm, Tuesday 23 January 2024)
  • Levi Roach on Charting Authority after Empire: Documentary Culture and Political Legitimacy in Post-Carolingian Europe’ – the first of 2024’s RHS Lectures, at Mary Ward House, London, and Online (6pm, Thursday 1 February 2024)
  • Greg Jenner in conversation with Emma Griffin on ‘Finding the Funny in Public History’, at Mary Ward House, London, and Online (6pm, Tuesday 20 February 2024)

Further details of these lectures and talks, and how to book, are available here, along with our 2024 programme of events to which we’ll be adding in the coming months.