Royal Historical Society Events, September to December 2023

27 July 2023

The Royal Historical Society is pleased to announce its forthcoming events from September 2023. We have a variety of in person and online events, including our annual Public History Lecture with Gresham College, featuring historian Tom Holland  (7 November), and Annual Presidential Address given by Emma Griffin (24 November).

From September, we continue our programme of sponsored public lectures at venues across the UK. Autumn 2023 lectures take place at Canterbury Christ Church University; the University of the Highlands & Islands in Dornoch; and the University of Hertfordshire at Hatfield. All are very welcome to attend.

In addition to lectures, the Society also hosts training workshops for historians. In September, we run our third annual Workshop for ECR Historians of Colour, and we continue our ‘Mid-Career Conversations’, which enable historians to meet together to discuss professional topics relevant to this stage in their careers. We will be adding to this list in the coming months, with full details of all events, from September to December 2023, available on the Events section of the Society’s website.

All our events are free to attend, and many will also be available to stream online or as video / podcast recordings. Please click the event links below to read more and register.

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

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

18 September: ‘”In memory of my Great Grandfather and his infant son”: Histories, Communities and Feelings in the Centenary of the First World War’, Sponsored Lecture with Lucy Noakes (Essex). Location: Online and in person at the University if the Highlands & Islands, Dornoch

22 September: ‘Mid-Career Conversations for Historians (4 of 5): Engaging with other disciplines in your research and teaching’, Career development workshop, with Julian Wright (RHS Secretary for Professional Engagement and Northumbria). Location: Online (RHS members only)

22 September: ‘Applying for an Academic Job: Workshop for ECR Historians of Colour’, Career development workshop, with Adam Budd (RHS Secretary for Education, and others). Location: Online

11 October: ‘History and Archives in Practice: Archivists of History’, online panel: in collaboration with The National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research

16 October: ‘Naming and Shaming? Telling Bad Bridget Stories’, Sponsored Lecture with Elaine Farrell (Queen’s Belfast) and Leanne McCormick (Ulster). Location: University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

24 October: ‘Black British History. Where Now, Where Next?’, Online panel discussion with Hannah Elias (Goldsmith’s, London), Kesewa John (Goldsmith’s, London), Liam Liburd (Durham) and Bill Schwartz (Queen Mary, London)

7 November: The RHS Public History Lecture, ‘”There is always another one walking beside you”: Pilgrimages, Pandemics and the Past’, RHS Public History Lecture, with Tom Holland. Location: Gresham College, London

17 November: ‘Mid-Career Conversations for Historians (5 of 5): Undertaking public history and impact’, Career development workshop, with Julian Wright (RHS Secretary for Professional Engagement and Northumbria). Location: Online (RHS members only)

24 November: AGM and RHS Presidential Address, ‘European Empires and the Rise of Global Capitalism’, RHS Lecture, with Emma Griffin (RHS President and Queen Mary University of London). Location: London

All enquiries about RHS events may be sent to Emily Betz at