No one has answers to the ongoing Covid-19 situation but this blog suggests some questions that we might ask ourselves and invites your feedback too re History in Higher Education.
As many of you will remember, last year the RHS ran their LGBT+ Histories and Historians survey. Professor Frances Andrews provides an update on the working group’s progress.
There is nothing new in our lack of trust in information and facts. But how does this affect archives and researchers? Julia Sheppard, Chair of the British Records Association, considers some of the questions that have arisen in recent events.
Institutions in England, Wales or Northern Ireland explore creative approaches to tackling underrepresentation of specific protected groups in a collaborative programme called “Increasing Diversity”.
New Camden Volume: The Letters of Paul de Foix: French Ambassador at the Court of Elizabeth I, 1562–1566
The Letters of Paul de Foix: French Ambassador at the Court of Elizabeth I, 1562–1566 (2019) is a continuation of David Potter’s previous volume, A Knight of Malta at the Court of Elizabeth I (2014).
The Royal Historical Society launches its new Early Career Membership category today. Katherine Foxhall, RHS Research and Communications Officer, and Imogen Evans, Administrative Secretary, share their thoughts on why this is needed.
This ‘Race Update’ introduces resources that have been circulated by the Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG) and other bodies that could be used in a range of settings such as staff and student induction, training sessions delivered in schools or teaching.
Bringing sugar to the metropolitan plate has a long and complicated history, involving labour migration across continents, instances of plantation brutality, slavery, and other forms of unfree labour.
With 2019 well behind us, what are some of the Royal Historical Society’s main priorities for 2020?
Join us for the first IHR Black British History Seminar on Thursday 23rd January at LSBU. The series: ‘Black British History: Concepts, Geographies, Debates’ encompasses Black British History in all its forms. It takes research from those within and beyond the...
In this new series, Dr Shahmima Akhtar, Past & Present Fellow for the Royal Historical Society’s Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History initiative will post on subjects related to race, ethnicity and equality in UK History Higher Education (from reviewing publications to events and initiatives), on a bi-monthly basis. Follow the blog to receive all the updates by email
Historians have always been preoccupied with archives of knowledge – how information is stored and categorised, how it is accessed or restricted, how the integrity of evidence is determined. These are universal questions for those who study the past. They also theoretically underpin the largest and most influential archive of knowledge in human history: Wikipedia. Dr Victoria Leonard considers Wikipedia’s problems – and its possibilities.