Teaching the Tudors on a two-way street

Teaching the Tudors on a two-way street

John Cooper was runner-up in the 2020 RHS Jinty Nelson Award for Inspirational Teaching and Supervision. Here, he reflects on the rewards of dialogue and exchange in the classroom.

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Race, Prostitution and the British Empire

Race, Prostitution and the British Empire

In what ways did colonialism redefine and enforce concepts of sexual behaviour, and how do historians best recover the lives of those affected? For the ‘Writing Race’ series, Sudeshna Chatterjee considers the governance of commercial sex work in British India.

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RHS Gladstone Book Prize – the 2021 Shortlist

RHS Gladstone Book Prize – the 2021 Shortlist

The 8 shortlisted books for the 2021 RHS Gladstone Prize were announced on 19 May. The Gladstone Prize is awarded annually for a first book not primarily related to British or Irish history. Winners of the 2021 Society’s Gladstone and Whitfield book prizes will be announced in July.

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RHS Whitfield Book Prize – the 2021 Shortlist

RHS Whitfield Book Prize – the 2021 Shortlist

The 6 shortlisted books for the 2021 RHS Whitfield Prize are announced on 17 May. The Whitfield Prize is awarded annually for a first book within a field of British or Irish history. Winners of the 2021 Whitfield and Gladstone prizes will be announced in July.

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‘The women had saved the situation’: Indian women’s work in war and famine

‘The women had saved the situation’: Indian women’s work in war and famine

The work undertaken by lower caste Indian women during Second World War is both surprising and shocking. In the fourth post in the ‘Writing Race’ series, Urvi Khaitan reveals how many thousands of women worked above and below ground in mines or for the Labour Corps to support the allied war effort. Today their contributions and hardships remain little known.

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Why Public History matters for a multi-ethnic Britain

Why Public History matters for a multi-ethnic Britain

In this third post for our new ‘Writing Race’ blog series, Serena Cheyenne — a recent MA graduate in Public History — recalls her own educational experience and argues for the opportunities provided by publicly-accessible digital technologies.

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Creating an Online Community: A Pre-Pandemic Initiative

Creating an Online Community: A Pre-Pandemic Initiative

Applications for the RHS’s 2021 Teaching Awards are now open. In this post Professor Marjory Harper — winner of the 2020 RHS Jinty Nelson Award for Inspirational Teaching and Supervision in History — reflects on planning an online Master’s Programme in Scottish Heritage.

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Meet the RHS Council – Professor Simon MacLean

Meet the RHS Council – Professor Simon MacLean

In the third in a short series of posts, we invite some of the Society’s new councillors and office holders to introduce themselves. Professor Simon McLean is Professor of History at the University of St Andrews.

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