Gender Equality

Women Graduates Waving. Photo courtesy of Women’s History Scotland

The RHS is committed to ending gender inequality in the historical profession, and has undertaken a number of initiatives on the issue. In 2015 we published a report on Gender Equality & Historians in Higher Education, which has been widely cited in ongoing debates about gender in higher education. We have also run a number of workshops across the UK discussing issues arising from the report.

For International Women’s Day 2016, we published a series of interviews with women historians.

In March 2017 our President Margot Finn and a number of current and former council members collaborated with the Institute for Historical Research and King’s College London on an event celebrating London’s women historians. Videos of the event’s discussions are available here.