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RHS Race, Ethnicity and Equality Roadmap for Change II

RHS Race, Ethnicity and Equality Roadmap for Change II

Header Image: The sculpture "A Surge of Power (Jen Reid)" by British artist Marc Quinn stands on the plinth in Bristol where the statue of the seventeenth-century merchant and slave-trader Edward Colston had been since 1895. The statue of Colston was removed by...

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Half-Meetings: Indian Emotional Responses to World War Two

Half-Meetings: Indian Emotional Responses to World War Two

Two-and-a-half million men from undivided India served the British during the Second World War. Their experiences have been little remembered, either in the UK where a European/US-centric memory of the war dominates, or in modern South Asia where nationalist histories...

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Climate in the History Curriculum

Climate in the History Curriculum

In September, Amanda Power spoke to the RHS Education Policy Committee about putting climate into the history curriculum. In this post for the RHS blog, which draws on that presentation, she considers how we might develop history curricula to integrate climate, and...

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Tracing Digitized Lives – Convicts and Old Age

Tracing Digitized Lives – Convicts and Old Age

Interest in crime history, amongst academics and the public, has increased with the development of digital repositories and large-scale projects such as The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online, Digital Panopticon and Convict Voyages. In this post for the RHS blog,...

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LGBT+ and Queer Histories – Getting Started

LGBT+ and Queer Histories – Getting Started

This resource is one of several to accompany the RHS LGBT+ Histories and Historians Report, published on 28 September 2020. This page offers some starting points - quick reading (and listening) suggestions and examples of online resources for those who want to begin...

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LGBT+ Histories – Reading List

LGBT+ Histories – Reading List

LGBT+ and queer histories are vast and varied. This list gives a sense of the range and diversity, across time and space, of the LGBT+ histories already available. It represents some of the readings the members of the RHS LGBT+ working group would recommend - from...

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LGBT+ Archives, Networks and Heritage

LGBT+ Archives, Networks and Heritage

This page lists some academic and professional groups and networks for LGBT+ historians, and histories, museums, archives and major collections of LGBT+ history. These range from small community projects to large national institutions. If you would like to recommend...

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Gender-Neutral Pronouns

Gender-Neutral Pronouns

Using correct pronouns for non-binary and trans people is a simple indication of acknowledgement and respect. Gendered appearance does not reliably tell you about a person’s gender. Checking which pronouns to use, and then doing so consistently, is an easy way to...

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