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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RHS Transactions Journal – A New Approach to Submissions

RHS Transactions Journal – A New Approach to Submissions

For more than a century, the papers read at the Royal Historical Society’s London meetings have been published in the Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. RHS Literary Director, Professor Andrew Spicer, introduces a new approach and new submission process to...

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Meet the RHS President – Professor Emma Griffin

Meet the RHS President – Professor Emma Griffin

On 27 November 2020, Professor Emma Griffin formally began her term as the new President of the Royal Historical Society. Here, Emma reflects on taking up this position in a period of great uncertainty for the historical profession. It was just over thirteen months...

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Meet the RHS Council – Rebekah Lee

Meet the RHS Council – Rebekah Lee

For a new blog series to start 2021, we asked some of the new RHS councillors and office holders to introduce themselves... Dr Rebekah Lee is a Senior Lecturer at the History Department, Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests concern the social and...

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