Curriculum Conference Report

Curriculum Conference Report

From 23-30 April 2020, the RHS hosted its first Virtual Curriculum conference. The event had originally been designed as a one-day workshop to be held in the RHS offices on 23 April. Instead, registered participants were invited to read, watch and listen to a range of...

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Professor Sarah Hamilton – A Virtual Lecture and Q&A

Professor Sarah Hamilton – A Virtual Lecture and Q&A

"Responding to Violence: Liturgy, Authority and Sacred Places c.900-c.1100"   Professor Sarah Hamilton was due to give her lecture in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre at UCL, London on Friday 1 May.  As COVID-19 made this impossible, she agreed to deliver her...

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RHS Whitfield Book Prize – The 2020 Shortlist

RHS Whitfield Book Prize – The 2020 Shortlist

The 2020 Shortlist for the RHS Whitfield Prize is announced today."This year’s Whitfield Prize shortlist is exceptionally strong. Every one of these titles displays British or Irish History at its best: innovative in approach, extensively researched, critically...

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RHS Gladstone Book Prize – The 2020 Shortlist

RHS Gladstone Book Prize – The 2020 Shortlist

The 2020 Shortlist for the RHS Gladstone Prize is announced today."Selecting a shortlist from the very strong field of monographs submitted was no easy task. The titles shortlisted were chosen because they either pushed the boundaries of their own areas of specialism...

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Launching the RHS COVID-19 Hardship Grants for ECR Historians

Launching the RHS COVID-19 Hardship Grants for ECR Historians

The Royal Historical Society (RHS) has today launched an emergency funding scheme for postgraduate and early career historians, the second  of two initiatives from the RHS in response to the specific context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, Margot Finn introduces the...

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A rapid-turnaround online conference

A rapid-turnaround online conference

Early in March, it became clear to the organisers of the Science in the City 1500-1800 conference that their event could not go ahead as planned in early April. So they took it online. In this post, Dr Rebekah Higgitt shares her experience of rapidly re-thinking a...

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Recognising History Teaching in Schools

Recognising History Teaching in Schools

  In 2018, as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, the Royal Historical Society committed to supporting the Historical Association's Quality Mark scheme, by providing sponsored bursaries to enable more state-funded, non-selective secondary schools to take...

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