RHS Council elections, 2024: call for nominations from Fellows

4 July 2024

Nominations are now invited from Fellows of the Royal Historical Society to stand for election to the Society’s governing Council. The Society seeks to elect two new Council members (trustees) in 2024, to replace serving Council members. Newly elected Councillors will take up their roles from December 2024.

Closing date for nominations: Monday 12 August 2024.


The work of the Royal Historical Society (RHS) is governed by its Council, which comprises ‘Officers’ (Trustees with a specific remit) and ‘Councillors’ (Trustees without portfolio).

Trustees of the Society play a vital role in working on behalf of our fellows, members and the greater historian community in establishing our mission, vision and strategy, as well as considering crucial governance matters that ensure the ongoing sustainability of our charitable work.


In accordance with By-law XXIV, Fellows of the Royal Historical Society are invited to nominate current Fellows, willing to serve as Councillors for a term of four years that commences in December 2024.

Please see the Society’s website for the institutional affiliations and subject expertise of current Members of Council.

The Society desires that the membership of its Council be fully representative of the community of historians in the United Kingdom.

Nominations must be supported by one Proposer and four Seconders, who are current Ordinary, Retired or Emeritus Fellows of the Society. 

For more on the role of an RHS Councillor, and how to submit a nomination, please see here.