Skip to main content

Two TAMU Professors Elected Into the Royal Historical Society

English professors Margaret Ezell and Donald Dickson were elected as fellows for the United Kingdom's foremost historical organization, Royal Historical Society.

RHS logoThis story, originally posted here, has been revised to include the recent election of Department of English professor Margaret J.M. Ezell .

By Alix Poth ’18 

The Royal Historical Society (RHS) of the United Kingdom recently elected Texas A&M University Department of English professors Margaret J.M. Ezell and Donald Dickson as fellows for the organization.

The RHS was founded in 1868 and remains the foremost society in the UK for historians promoting scholarly study of the past. The organization is “a learned society with charitable status that is increasingly at the forefront of policy debates about the study of history.” RHS champions the interests of the historical profession and the place of history within culture.

Fellows are named for making “an original contribution to historical scholarship, normally through the authorship of a monograph, a body of scholarly work similar in scale and impact to a monograph, or the organization of exhibitions.” The process includes being nominated by a fellow and being approved by the Council of the Society.

Texas A&M’s professor R.J.Q. Adams of the Department of History, also a fellow of the RHS, says the RHS has been “the premier organization in Britain and, in the English-speaking world, of professionals of all disciplines who publish in the many varieties of history. Election to fellowship is widely recognized as an honor of the highest order.”

Fellows were announced by the Honorary Secretary at the lecture of the RHS on July 5. Read more about the Royal Historical Society fellowship here.