Professor Chris Marsh, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, has been elected to the Royal Historical Society (RHS) Council.
Professor Marsh – who has been at Queen's since 1992 and is currently Professor of Cultural History – co-ordinates the work of the School's postgraduate Teaching Assistants, thereby supporting early-career historians, which is also an important aspect of the work of the Royal Historical Society.
Speaking of his RHS position, Professor Marsh said:
"I am very pleased to have been elected to the Council […]. My colleague Professor Sean Connolly was on the Council for many years, and I hope to continue the fine work that he has done in ensuring that there is a strong line of communication between the historians at Queen's and the Royal Historical Society."
Elaborating on his Council role, Professor Marsh explained:
"As a Council member, I will be expected to attend meetings in London five times a year and to participate in some of the regular visits that the RHS makes to a variety of universities in order to understand the state of the discipline and work towards its development.
"I am greatly looking forward to working with a group of Council members from various parts of the UK, all of whom are giving of their time and expertise without any financial remuneration."