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
The historian Eileen Power died on 8 August 1940. In today’s blog post, Dr Laura Carter examines the historical legacy of Rhoda Power, Eileen’s younger sister (pictured above). In the decades following Eileen’s death, Rhoda continued to shape popular social history in Britain in quite distinctive ways that have been overshadowed by Eileen’s immortalisation as the emblematic twentieth-century woman historian.
The Many-Headed Monster is one of the longest-running and most successful of academic historical blogs. It was founded, and is still run, by Dr Laura Sangha (Exeter), Dr Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck), Dr Jonathan Willis (Birmingham) and Dr Mark Hailwood (Bristol), four early-modern historians who met while studying postgraduate degrees at the University of Warwick in the mid-2000s. To mark the Monster’s seventh birthday, we asked the team to reflect on their motivation, the editorial challenges and, most importantly, the secret of the blog’s continued success…