Why do we study the past? One reason is to understand the present, and how the things we think of as ‘normal’ developed out of
The Railway Work, Life & Death project has been using crowd-sourcing and working with volunteers to co-produce research questions and topics. In this post for the RHS, the project team of Karen Baker, Mike Esbester and Helen Ford share a great example of how large numbers of people can collaborate on an historical topic which might appear on the surface to be quite niche: accidents involving British and Irish railway workers.
How can historians respond to the demands of a career that can be both environmentally – and emotionally – unsustainable? In this post for the RHS, Toby Green and Simon Sleight introduce their working paper on “Historians and Sustainability”.
Four hundred years ago, in 1619, the first African slaves landed in the United States. The 1619 Project has made an important contribution to our
It has been a year since the publication of the RHS’s Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource for Change (2018). In this post, Shahmima Akhtar, Past and Present Fellow, reflects on the work that has been done in this area, and our hopes for the future.
What’s it like to head up a History department? What challenges and opportunities do History HoDs face, and what’s the best way of responding to