Early Career Historians

Women Graduates Waving, University of Glasgow

We are strongly committed to improving the conditions of Early Career Historians and to this end we have been working with History Lab Plus, the network of post-doctoral historians based at the IHR. In 2012 History Lab Plus and the RHS carried out an Early Career Survey of 200 ECRs, both pre- and post-doctoral, which showed concern about working conditions, especially for temporary teaching posts.

The outcome was a short Code of Good Practice for Employing Temporary Teaching Staff, endorsed by History Lab Plus, RHS Council, the Higher Education Academy and History UK, which we hope will be helpful to History Departments at HEIs throughout the UK.

Read more at History Lab Plus