Your Research and the Media: An Introduction and Guide for Historians

26 June 2023

This Royal Historical Society workshop offers a practical guide to promoting your research via the media. The workshop was presented by Dr Tom Almeroth-Williams, a communications specialist in arts and humanities research, as well as a published historian and Fellow of the Society.

The session takes you through different scenarios and stages of the process from identifying a potential news story in a forthcoming research paper or book, to responding to media coverage. Topics covered include pitching to an HE institution’s communications team; writing an effective press release yourself; providing assets including images; setting embargoes, contacting journalists; answering enquiries, giving interviews and seeking corrections.

About the speaker

Dr Tom Almeroth-Williams is Communications Manager (Research, Arts & Humanities) for the University of Cambridge. In this role he publicises a wide range of research, including the work of historians, and offers media training. For this RHS workshop, Tom will share his advice on best communicating historical research to the broadest audiences.