Professor Mario I. Aguilar elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHist.S)
Professor Mario I. Aguilar has been elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHist.S) in recognition for his extensive work on Latin American ecclesiastical and theological history (A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile – 9 volumes and The History and Politics of Latin American Theology – 3 volumes), his work on the history of Tibet since 1391 (The Rising of the Dalai Lamas in Tibet: From the First to the Fourth 1391-1617 and The Jesuits in Tibet at the time of the VI and VII Dalai Lamas) and his biographical work of Pope Francis (Pope Francis: His Life and Theological Thought). The RHS was founded in 1868 and it speaks for the interests of history and historian. It consults with and makes representations to government and the funding councils on their behalf; it engages with the professional keepers of the nation’s material heritage such as the National Archives and the British Library to develop the raw materials and resources available for historical scholarship; and its works closely with other historical bodies – such as the Historical Association– to further the serious public discussion of history. The Patron of the RHS is Her Majesty the Queen.