Upcoming Collections events

Be Inspired: Carleton E. Watkins: The American eye - Alasdair MacLeod

[In-person] Discover how Watkin’s aesthetic and innovations changed the course of photographic history.

Be Inspired: Arabian Sands - Alexander Maitland

[Cancelled] Alexander Maitland will tell the story of Wilfred Thesiger's first crossing of the Empty Quarter.

Be Inspired: Cross-Channel entanglements - Dr Emily Hayes

[In-person] Emily will explore the connections between the Society and the Société de Géographie de Paris over the later 19th century.

Be Inspired: The relief models of Sir L. Dudley Stamp - George Tobin

[In-person] George’s talk will explore the fascinating collection of relief models held at the Society which represent a significant component of Stamp’s life work.

Latest news

Updates on our CDA students

Over the past few months, the Society’s five current PhD students have continued to carry out their research on the Collections, as well as a number of associated activities related to their projects.

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.

International Archives Week 2021

This week has marked International Archives Week, an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage.

Dreading the Map

As part of the CARICUK research project, an event discussing the original artwork Dreading the Map, which is currently installed in the Society’s Map Room, is taking place on Monday 24 May.

Creative approaches to race and (in)security in the Caribbean and the UK

The Society is delighted to be a partner of the Creative approaches to race and (in)security in the Caribbean and the UK (CARICUK) research project, which aims to transform discussions about race and anti-racism in UK higher education institutions.

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.