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(File:RHistS logo.jpg|thumb|Royal Historical Society emblem)The Royal Historical Society (abbr. RHistS;{{citation needed|date=May 2019}} founded 1868) is a learned society of the United Kingdom which advances scholarly studies of history.The society was founded and received its royal charter in 1868. Until 1872 it was known as the Historical Society.Library of Congress authorities In 1897, it merged with (or absorbed) the Camden Society, founded in 1838.Taylor Milne 1968, p. 49n. It is now based at University College London.

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In its origins, and for many years afterwards, the society was effectively a gentlemen's club. It now exists to promote historical research worldwide, representing historians engaged in professional research and presenting history in the public domain.The society provides a varied programme of lectures and one-day and two-day conferences covering various kinds of historical issues. It convenes in London and from time to time elsewhere throughout the United Kingdom.The society's membership comprises honorary vice-presidents (management), fellows (entitled to use FRHistS or formerly FRHistSoc as post-noms), corresponding fellows, members and associates.www.royalhistsoc.org List of Fellows Its archives at Senate House include many records of international as well as British history. The society encourages, promotes and sponsors (by way of grants) historical research, academic or otherwise. Publications include its monographic series Studies in History, its annual Transactions (first published as Transactions of the Historical Society, 1872,Vol. 1 ([1872])-v. 10 (1882) ; new ser., v. 1 (1883)-new ser., v. 20 (1906) ; 3rd ser., v. 1 (1907)-3rd ser., v. 11 (1917) ; 4th ser., v. 1 (1918)-4th ser., v. 32 (1950) ; 5th ser., v. 1 (1951)-5th ser., 40 (1990) ; 6th ser., 1 (1991)- (British Library catalogue) and the Camden Series of editions and translations of texts; as well as digital publications, such as the Bibliography of British and Irish History.The society, in consultation with the Historical Association and with the History at Universities Defence Group,WEB,weblink History UK (HE) - Articles - Making History, www.history.ac.uk, 6 April 2018, liaises with HM Government and the British Library as well as The National Archives.

Presidents

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See also

{{Category see also|Fellows of the Royal Historical Society}}

References

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Bibliography

  • BOOK, Alexander, Taylor Milne, A Centenary Guide to the Publications of the Royal Historical Society 1868–1968, and of the former Camden Society 1838–1897, London, Royal Historical Society, 1968, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks,

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