Professor Mary Vincent, lecturer in Modern European History and Head of the Department of History, has been elected as one of the Vice Presidents of the Royal Historical Society (RHS). Mary will take up her post from January 2014.
Based at University College London, the RHS is the foremost body for those engaged in the study of the past. It has over 3000 Fellows and Members from around the world who are all engaged professionally in researching and presenting public history, whether this is in archives, libraries, museums or the heritage industry.
The RHS is governed by a Council consisting of the President, seven Officers, six Vice Presidents and twelve elected Councillors. Vice Presidents are elected by the Society’s Fellows and usually serve for a term of three years.
Under the supervision of the Council, the Society sponsors a wide range of events across the country. It is also an important historical publisher and works to ensure that the interests of history and historians are represented by both the government and funding councils.
The Royal Historical Society Website: www.royalhistoricalsociety.org/
Mary Vincent’s staff profile: www.sheffield.ac.uk/history/staff/mary-vincent