In recent years, the RHS has undertaken research and published policy reports in the following areas:
- Gender Equality (2015), with a second report in 2018
- Race, Ethnicity and Equality (2018), with two further ‘Roadmap for Change’ reports (2019-20)
- Publishing and Open Access (a series of reports and commentaries, 2018-20)
- LGBT+ Equality (2020)
- Data Protection and Historians (2020)
Research for the Gender Equality and LGBT+ Equality Reports was undertaken by Working Groups of RHS staff, Councillors and external appointees, which were disbanded following publication of their Reports.
The Race, Ethnicity and Equality Working Group has since continued its work with events, publications and the initiatives of Dr Diya Gupta, the Society’s Past & Present Fellow in Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History.