Workshop Grants


Workshop Grants enable historians to come together to pursue projects of shared interest. Projects are broadly defined and may focus not only on academic research but also a wider range of activities. Grants offer £1000 for hosting a day event.

Workshops support a wider range of group activities relating to history. These may include: 

  • discussion of an existing research topic or project; 
  • beginning and testing a research idea, leading to a future project; 
  • developing new teaching practices; 
  • piloting work relating to the teaching, research or communication of history;
  • planning and writing a grant application; 
  • undertaking networking and building of academic communities.

Each Workshop receives £1000 from the Royal Historical Society to cover attendance and the costs of a day meeting. 

Each of the Workshops will be supported by the Royal Historical Society, with updates on outcomes reported via the RHS blog and social media.

Applicants are welcome to consider hosting Workshops at the Society’s offices at University College London, if desirable.

Applying for a Workshop Grant

Applications for the latest round of Workshop Grants, closed on 19 January 2024 and grants for 2024 have now been awarded. This is the second round of Workshops Grants; details of the six projects to receive funding in 2024 are listed below.

Details of future calls for this programme will be announced in due course.

Grant Recipients for 2024

The following six projects have been awarded funding for 2024:

  • Arunima Datta (University of North Texas) for ‘(Re)Visioning London through “Black” Dialogues’
  • Helen Glew (University of Westminster) for ‘Pat Thane: Reflections on History, Policy and Action’
  • Elizabeth Goodwin (York St John University) for a ‘Network Building Symposium for Historians in Post 92 Institutions’
  • Claire Kennan (King’s College, London) for ‘A Workshop in Ruins’
  • Aparajita Mukhopadhyay (Kent) for ‘Mobilising Imperial History: Crime, Policing and Control in the British Empire’
  • Jamie Wood and Graham Barrett (University of Lincoln) for ‘Present and Precedent in the Church Councils of Late Antique Iberia’

For questions relating to the Grants please email: