Race, Ethnicity & Equality

In 2018, the Royal Historical Society established a Race, Ethnicity & Equality (REE) Working Group to identify barriers to equality and diversity in the discipline of history, spearhead positive change in the environments in which historians of colour in the UK work, and enhance the wider practice and discipline of History by increasing the presence of racial and ethnic minorities in university-level teaching, research and public engagement.

In October 2018 we published a landmark report on Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History, which you can download here.

The report has sparked considerable public debate, and we are delighted that it has been the subject of meetings and discussions at History departments across the UK.

If you are interested in hosting an event related to the Report please download the Royal Historical Society’s Race, Ethnicity & Equality event form.


RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Working Group Members:

Dr Sadiah Qureshi (University of Birmingham) – Co-chair
Dr Jonathan Saha (University of Leeds) – Co-chair

Ms Shahmima Akhtar (RHS / IHR)
Dr Adam Budd (University of Edinburgh)
Professor Margot Finn (RHS President / UCL)
Professor Laura Gowing (KCL)
Dr Alix Green (RHS Hon. Dir. Communications/University of Essex)
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza (Goldsmiths)
Dr Meleisa Ono-George (University of Warwick)
Professor David Olusoga
Professor Olivette Otele (Bath Spa University)
Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry (DMU)
Mr John Siblon (City and Islington College)
Dr Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge)
Dr Patrick Vernon
Dr Rob Waters (QMUL)