RHS Workshop Grants


RHS 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. RHS Workshop Grants differ from our parallel Transactions Workshop Grants programme in so far that the latter is reserved for research projects leading to publication in the Society’s journal.

RHS 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.

Grant Recipients for 2023

Created in late 2022, four RHS Workshop Grants were awarded in an opening round. The following recipients from these calls will hold their workshops in 2023:

  • ‘Early Modern Error’ — lead organiser: Alice Leonard (Coventry)
  • ‘Women and Plantations: New Directions in Tudor and Stuart Colonial History’ — lead organiser: Lauren Working (York)
  • ‘Beyond the ‘Good’ / ’Bad’ Migrant Dichotomy: ways forward for early modern and contemporary history’ — lead organiser: Kathleen Commons (Sheffield)
  • ‘Unboxing the Family Archive: New Approaches to Intergenerational Collections’ — lead organiser: Imogen Peck (Birmingham)

Applying for a RHS Workshop Grant

Details and timetable for the next call for RHS Workshop Grants will be announced in the second half of 2023. Full details will be made available here and via social media. For questions relating to the Grants please email: administration@royalhistsoc.org.

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

In addition to RHS Workshop Grants, the Society also provides funding for Transactions Workshop Grants to support research leading to publication in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society.