On Wednesday 10 May, members of the Society’s Council and staff visited historians at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. RHS Visits are an opportunity to meet faculty members, graduate teaching assistants, researchers and students, and to learn more about a department’s profile and work. Visits are also provide time to discuss colleague’s priorities and concerns, about the discipline and profession, and how the Society can best provide support.
We are very grateful to all those at Edge Hill who made this Visit possible, especially to Professor Alyson Brown and also to Dr Bob Nicholson for his lecture on public history as part of the day. Bob’s lecture provided insight into the creation of his new BBC Sounds Podcast, Killing Victoria, which is now available.
The Society’s next Visit (17 May) is to the history department at the University of Northampton, where the RHS sponsored lecture will be given, at 5pm, by Professor Rosemary Sweet (Leicester) on the subject of ‘British encounters with Spain’s Muslim past, c.1760-1820’.
Further Society Visits to UK history departments will take place through the year. Details of the RHS sponsored lectures at each Visit will be added to our Events Programme in the coming months.