Convenor of New Historical Perspectives

The Royal Historical Society seeks a senior scholar to become Convenor of the Editorial Board of its New Historical Perspectives series. Published in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research, New Historical Perspectives will publish innovative historical work by early career scholars. Monographs, edited essay collections and conference proceedings, and longer and shorter form works will all be published simultaneously in both print and digital formats, with the digital version made available on Open Access, free of charge to author and reader alike.

The Convenor and the Editorial Board will work closely with authors and editors, and with RHS staff, helping early career scholars to revise, edit and publish scholarship of the highest standard. This may include the organisation of ‘manuscript workshops’ in which authors will receive detailed feedback from a panel of experts, and other publishing workshops and events for early career authors.

It is envisaged that the Convenor will serve a term of four years.  The Convenor will be an ex officio member of the Society’s Publications Committee (which meets three times a year in London) and will convene meetings of the Board (which will usually meet twice a year).  The Society pays all reasonable travel expenses to its meetings. 

For more information about the series, see Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Andrew Spicer (, and those wishing to put their names forward may send a c.v. and a brief cover letter to Prof. Spicer at that address by Monday 14th March.

Published on: 
12 Feb 2016