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Race Ethnicity and Equality in UK History report published

last modified Oct 22, 2018 09:03 AM

Today, 18th October 2018, the Royal Historical Society has published 'Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource for Change.' The report can be downloaded here:

Building on contextual statistical research and analysis of the quantitative and qualitative data from a survey which generated 737 responses from historians across the UK, this report documents the underrepresentation of 'Black and Minority Ethnic' (BME) students and staff in university History programmes, the substantial levels of race-based bias and discrimination experienced by BME historians in UK universities, and the negative impact of narrow school and university curriculums on diversity and inclusion. It offers advice and guidance for academic historians on effecting change in order to create a profession, historiography and curriculum which is more diverse and inclusive.

This report, co-authored by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram of the History Faculty in Cambridge, will be discussed within the Faculty in the coming weeks with the aim of building on work already underway to widen the curriculum, reform the Tripos and attract as diverse a range of historians as possible to study, research and teach in Cambridge.'

The report has been widely covered in the press, see:

The Times, THES, Independent, The Telegraph, Wonke, Daily Mail

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