Upcoming Collections events

Be inspired: Lucy Atkinson: one of the greats in the pantheon of travellers - Nick Fielding

[In-person] Learn more about one of the greatest women explorers of all time, Lucy Atkinson, who travelled on horseback over 40,000 miles in some of the most remote and hostile regions of Central Asia and Siberia.

Be inspired: Animals in the Royal Geographical Society’s archives - Dr Catherine Oliver

[Online] Drawing on research in Wiley Digital Archives, Catherine’s talk explores the contributions of animals to geographical knowledge and the traces they have left in the Society’s Collections.

Be inspired: Geraldine Rendel’s trans-Arabian journey in 1937 - William Facey

[Cancelled] Hear from William Facey discussing Geraldine Rendel, the first non-Muslim European woman to travel openly in Saudi Arabia.

Be inspired: Airmindedness redux: growing tourism and worldliness through aeromobility in Africa

[Online] Dr Bradley Rink’s will discuss how archival marginalia such as inflight magazines and other travel paraphernalia from the dawn of the jet-age in Africa were used to promote intra-African and global tourism.

Latest news

Collaborative doctoral studentships: call for proposals

We are delighted to announce that the call for proposals for AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Awards to start in 2022 is now open.

Congratulations to Felix Driver, Lowri Jones and Vandana Patel

Congratulations to Professor Felix Driver, Dr Lowri Jones, Vandana Patel and their research team who have received the President’s Medal of the Society for the History of Natural History, for their work on the research project Hidden Histories of Exploration.

Wiley Research Fellowships: Catherine Oliver and Karen Rann

This month we caught up with Catherine Oliver and Karen Rann to discuss their research, why they applied for the Fellowship and what they’re hoping to find in the digital archives.

Wiley Research Fellowships: Emily Hayes and Sandra Hayward

This month we caught up with Dr Emily Hayes and Sandra Hayward to find out more about their projects as part of the Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowship.

Wiley Research Fellowships: Alicia Colson and Sherezade Garcia Rangel

This month we caught up with Dr Alicia Colson and Dr Sherezade Garcia Rangel to find out more about their projects as part of the Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowship.

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.

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.