Dr Ewan Gibbs introduces his new book, ‘Coal Country’, the latest title in the RHS series, New Historical Perspectives. Ewan’s is the first of four NHP titles in 2021 with forthcoming books also profiled here.
What happens when a university Digital History module goes online during lockdown? You might think this digital switch would be straightforward for ‘born digital’ students. But as Dr Jessica van Horssen explains, experimenting remotely with digital tools for research and communication poses its own challenges.
When is historical research ‘political’? When is it ‘too political’? Professor Peter Mandler calls for professional curators and academics working on ‘contested heritage’ to do their jobs without government interference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent data protection laws have implications for academic researchers. Here, Dr Katherine Foxhall explains how the new rules support research, and some of the key elements that historians should be aware of.