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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Past Time: A Learning Resource about Victorian Prisons

Past Time: A Learning Resource about Victorian Prisons

Historians and specialists in Arts in criminal justice settings have developed a learning resource to bring prison history and archival materials alive through creative methods. In this guest post, Hilary Marland describes the process of collaborating with a theatre...

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Working for Historians—notwithstanding COVID-19

Working for Historians—notwithstanding COVID-19

Although the Royal Historical Society, in keeping with government guidance, has closed its physical office for the time being, RHS President Margot Finn outlines the ways in which we continue to work for historians in and beyond the UK. COVID-19 has inevitably...

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