Upcoming Collections events

Be Inspired: Shackleton’s ghost writer: are authorship standards always important? - Art Gertel

[Online] Art will discuss issues of authorship, looking at Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance voyage and the publications that came after it.

Be Inspired: Sir Clements Markham President of the RGS: success or failure? - Isobel Williams

[Online] Isobel will discuss the life and career of Sir Clements Markham, former President of the Society.

Be Inspired: The Cape of Flowers: a forgotten corner of the Portuguese Empire - Cliff Pereira

[Online] Cliff will explore Lusitanian cultural legacies in the Cape of Flowers.

Latest news

Apply now for a new PhD on our Collections exploring the role of the West India Regiments

Applications are now open for a PhD studentship on the Society’s Collections, as part of our Collaborative Doctoral Awards programme.

Apply for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships

We are delighted to announce applications for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships are open.

Hidden Histories of Exploration

We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Hidden Histories of Exploration.

Society statement on the global Black Lives Matter protests

The Society stands in solidarity with Black communities globally against racism and inequality, and joins the global calls to reaffirm that Black lives matter following the shocking and tragic death of George Floyd.