Every donation made to the Royal Historical Society is valuable for supporting the future development of history as a discipline.
The Royal Historical Society is a learned society with charitable status. It receives no government funding and relies on income from membership subscriptions, sales of selected publications and voluntary donations. Your support enables us to continue our important work in representing, promoting, supporting, improving, and advocating for historians, and for historical scholarship and understanding.
Advocacy and support for History, in higher education and beyond, is now more important than ever. It’s vital that our discipline has a strong voice and reliable support. With your help, this is what the Royal Historical Society aims to provide: working for History and historians.
Your generosity will help us extend our activities in six main areas:
Advocacy & PolicyThe RHS undertakes Advocacy Work to support the historical profession. The Society seeks to support and champion historians, departments and the discipline in the face of considerable challenges.
Events & TrainingThe Society runs an annual Events and Training Programme of public lectures, visits to universities across the UK, seminars, and training workshops for early career historians –providing skills and advice.
Grants & SupportThe RHS supports up to 200 early career historians annually with funds for research, event organisation, and travel — as well as ECR Fellowships to enable completion of discrete projects such as writing an article or book proposal.
Awards & RecognitionThe Society’s Annual Awards Programme rewards and promotes excellence in publishing, research and teaching. Prizes recognise achievements at all career stages, and include our Whitfield and Gladstone Prizes for first books in History.