Looking Back, Looking Forward – 2020 at the RHS

With 2019 well behind us, what are some of the Royal Historical Society’s main priorities for 2020? Events! As ever we have a full programme of lectures and symposia. For our first lecture of the year, on Friday 7 February, we welcome Dr Andrew Arsan (University...
Historians, wildlife, and habitats

Historians, wildlife, and habitats

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 very different pasts. At a time of mounting concern about the state of the environment, Tom Williamson argues that understanding the...
450 Years since The Dutch Revolt

450 Years since The Dutch Revolt

The 450th anniversary of the start of the Dutch Revolt – the Eighty Years War as it is known in Dutch – is being commemorated in 2018 by a series of events, including an exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. In this blog, Prof. Judith Pollmann reflects on Prof. Geoffrey...