Race, Ethnicity & Equality

The Royal Historical Society has 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.

During our 150th anniversary year in 2018 we published a landmark report on Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History, which is available 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 such an event you can download the Royal Historical Society’s Race, Ethnicity & Equality event form here.


RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Working Group Members:

Suzanne Bardgett (Imperial War Museum), Co-Chair
Dr Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge), Co-Chair
Dr Fozia Bora (University of Leeds)
Professor Margot Finn (President, Royal Historical Society/UCL)
Dr Adam Budd (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Alix Green (RHS Hon. Dir. Communications/University of Essex)
Dr Miranda Kaufmann (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
Dr Christopher Kissane (Royal Historical Society/LSE)
Dr Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths)
David Olusoga
Dr Sadiah Qureshi (University of Birmingham)
Dr Jonathan Saha (University of Leeds)
John Siblon
Dr Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge)
Patrick Vernon


Image: Imperial War Museum AP 14372D, 1943.