10 July 2018

Carey Olsen chairman awarded Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society

Carey Olsen chairman John Kelleher has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS).

The RHS, which is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary year, acts as a champion for the interests of the historical profession and of the place of history within culture and society.

To be elected as a Fellow by the RHS council, individuals need to have made 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 editing of journals and other works of diffusion and dissemination grounded in historical scholarship.

Dr Kelleher's notable scholarly work includes the seminal 'The Triumph of the Country. The Rural Community in Nineteenth-Century Jersey' (2018) and a host of articles and essays on Jersey law and history published in the last 25 years. He is also deputy editor of the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review.

"It is an honour to be elected a Fellow of such a highly respected learned society. The Royal Historical Society is increasingly at the forefront of policy debates about the study of history in the UK and is rightly regarded as the principal organisation representing British historical scholarship both at home and abroad," said Dr Kelleher.

The RHS has a worldwide membership of more than 4,000 engaged in researching and presenting history. It is predominantly a voluntary organisation, led by a revolving council whose members offer a dedicated service ensuring the smooth-running and development of the society.

Dr Kelleher's RHS Fellowship follows his election as president of the Law Society of Jersey last year.