Roadmap for Change Update: The RHS Race, Ethnicity and Equality Report One Year On

11 December 2019

In October 2018, the Royal Historical Society published a report on Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History, which surveyed the state of the discipline for BME staff and students in particular. It found that Undergraduate level History was overwhelmingly white in terms of students, that the numbers were even lower when it came to Postgraduate level History and that ‘History academic staff are less diverse than H&PS student cohorts, with 93.7% of History staff drawn from White backgrounds, and only 0.5% Black, 2.2% Asian and 1.6% Mixed’.

This report committed the RHS to reporting on progress after a year. Today we publish our Roadmap for Change Update. This new report summarises how individuals, universities, learned societies and other institutions have responded to the 2018 report and its findings.