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.

As part of our 150th anniversary year in 2018, we published a second report onĀ Gender Equality in UK History, which is available here. This followed our 2015 report, which sparked considerable debate and has been widely cited in ongoing debates about gender in higher education.

The reports have identified a series of barriers to gender equality, both formal and informal. They also include a set of recommendations for action and good practice, both in colleges and universities and across the profession in journals, learned societies and conferences.