The Royal Historical Society established Historical Transactions, an open-access online blog in 2018, as part of the commemoration of the Royal Historical Society’s 150th Anniversary,. The aim was to complement our traditional forms of History publication, by publicising the work of the Society and showcasing the research and ideas of our Fellows, Members, and other historians.
Many of our pieces are commissioned by invitation. We also encourage submissions for engaging, accessible posts (of c.500-1000 words) that reflect the full diversity of methodological approaches, personal perspectives, time periods and geographical focus within current historical research, teaching and professional practice.
In brief, your piece should:
- be engagingly written for a broad non-expert audience, and free from unnecessary complicated terms and jargon;
- include hyperlinks to websites, open access resources, blogs or academic articles;
- contain around five suggestions for “Further Reading”;
- avoid footnotes wherever possible;
- include 2-3 images that are in the public domain, belong to you or have permission granted for use online.
If you would like to contribute a post to the Historical Transactions blog, please contact us with your idea by filling in the form below and we will get back to you. For more information about the themes we are particularly interested in, please read this call for contributions before submitting your form.
In addition, the RHS has compiled a set of guidelines for the authors of blog posts, available to download here.
Please note that we receive a high number of proposals and we cannot accept all of them. All posts are commissioned subject to editorial approval and space, and agreed schedules may change at short notice. Preference may be given to early career researchers who have received RHS funding and to Members and Fellows of the Society.