Race Update offers short pieces 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. It is aimed at those actively engaged in race equality work, for example, professional services staff, postgraduate students, academics.
The updates will include appraisals of reports, identifying core strategies, key examples and case studies – cutting through the jargon. It will provide summaries on new developments in the field, ranging from recent to more established literature. The blogs will offer both a synopsis of each output and an analysis, which is designed to assist staff and students to assess the relevance of any item for their own work. It is dedicated to race and equality issues and will be accompanied by a regularly updated bibliography to get insights on, and to stay abreast of, anti-racist activity in university-based History.
It offers collective resources to bring together BME staff and students and white allies in the history sector through analysis on key topics and issues. Race Update can be accessed as blog posts filed under the category “Race Update” on the RHS Historical Transactions blog and also as an email briefing.
Recent Posts in Race Update
Race Update 6 – ‘Ethnicity, Race and Inequality in the UK: State of the Nation’ Report by Runnymede, Ethnicity UK, Policy Press
Ethnicity, Race and Inequality in the UK: State of the Nation is a partnership between Runnymede and the CoDE at the University of Manchester. It is edited by Bridget Byrne, Claire Alexander, Omar Khan, James Nazroo and William Shankley and includes fourteen academics...
Following the government decision to cancel summer examinations, this year’s GCSE and A-Level grades will be predicted by teachers and normalised by a nationally applied formula.
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.
Institutions in England, Wales or Northern Ireland explore creative approaches to tackling underrepresentation of specific protected groups in a collaborative programme called “Increasing Diversity”.
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.
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
If you have been following the RHS, you will know that we have been involved in pressing to make History a more equal, inclusive and welcoming space. Our 2018 Race, Ethnicity and Equality Report committed the RHS to reporting on its progress a year on, and today we publish our Roadmap for Change Update.