Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brookes Professor joins The Royal Historical Society Council

Wednesday, 06 January 2016


Professor Andrew Spicer has recently taken up the post of Literary Director of the Royal Historical Society (RHS).

 Founded in 1868, The Royal Historical Society is a UK society that works with professional historians to advance the scholarly study of the past. The aims of the RHS include: promoting the vitality of historical scholarship through support for research and publication, advocating best practice in history teaching in universities and schools, and providing a forum for all historians to meet and exchange ideas.

As a Literary Director of this prestigious organisation, Andrew will have responsibility for editing the Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, a substantial annual volume, which presents wide-ranging reports from the front lines of historical research by both senior and early career scholars.

Andrew will also be involved in the publication of the Camden Series. These are editions of sources and important unpublished texts for historians, which are published with an expert commentary. He will also be engaged in supporting early career historians and will join the judging panel for the Whitfield Prize. This annual prize is awarded for the best first work on British or Irish history that appeared in the previous year.

Speaking about his recent appointment, Andrew said:

“ I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed to this role, and very much look forward to being able to make a contribution to the profession.”