Meet the RHS Council – Emily Robinson

Meet the RHS Council – Emily Robinson

For a short series of blog posts to start 2021, we asked some of the new RHS councillors and office holders to introduce themselves. Dr Emily Robinson is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sussex and a historian of modern Britain. She was elected to the...

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Smiling in the Age of Coronavirus

Smiling in the Age of Coronavirus

Colin Jones, author of The Smile Revolution in eighteenth-century Paris (Oxford University Press, 2014) and former President of the Royal Historical Society considers the long history of smiling, and asks what the future might hold for this most expressive of gestures...

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Launching the new RHS Teaching Portal

Launching the new RHS Teaching Portal

The Royal Historical Society launches its new online Teaching Portal today. Ken Fincham and Peter d'Sena, former and current RHS Vice Presidents for Education, who have led the portal's working group, explain more: The Royal Historical Society is well-known as an...

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RHS Race, Ethnicity and Equality Roadmap for Change II

RHS Race, Ethnicity and Equality Roadmap for Change II

Header Image: The sculpture "A Surge of Power (Jen Reid)" by British artist Marc Quinn stands on the plinth in Bristol where the statue of the seventeenth-century merchant and slave-trader Edward Colston had been since 1895. The statue of Colston was removed by...

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Half-Meetings: Indian Emotional Responses to World War Two

Half-Meetings: Indian Emotional Responses to World War Two

Two-and-a-half million men from undivided India served the British during the Second World War. Their experiences have been little remembered, either in the UK where a European/US-centric memory of the war dominates, or in modern South Asia where nationalist histories...

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Climate in the History Curriculum

Climate in the History Curriculum

In September, Amanda Power spoke to the RHS Education Policy Committee about putting climate into the history curriculum. In this post for the RHS blog, which draws on that presentation, she considers how we might develop history curricula to integrate climate, and...

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Tracing Digitized Lives – Convicts and Old Age

Tracing Digitized Lives – Convicts and Old Age

Interest in crime history, amongst academics and the public, has increased with the development of digital repositories and large-scale projects such as The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online, Digital Panopticon and Convict Voyages. In this post for the RHS blog,...

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LGBT+ and Queer Histories – Getting Started

LGBT+ and Queer Histories – Getting Started

This resource is one of several to accompany the RHS LGBT+ Histories and Historians Report, published on 28 September 2020. This page offers some starting points - quick reading (and listening) suggestions and examples of online resources for those who want to begin...

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