Shahmima Akhtar joined the Royal Historical Society in July 2019 as Past and Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History. Over the next two years Shahmima will work with the Royal Historical Society and the Institute for Historical Research … Continue reading A Cultural History of Irish Identity on Display
On 22 April 2019 the nation officially acknowledged the first annual Stephen Lawrence Day. The day served as a day of remembrance, reflection and educational impact concerning the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence, a Black teenager murdered in a racist attack in 1993 while awaiting a bus in Eltham, South London. Here, Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry explains the significance of the Lawrence family’s work, and introduces the new Stephen Lawrence Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, opened officially by Baroness Doreen Lawrence on 9 May 2019.
The Royal Historical Society has released a landmark report on race in UK History. Continue reading RHS Race Report
The RHS has announced a follow-up to our landmark 2015 Gender Equality report. Continue reading 2nd Gender Equality Report
Building on our work on gender equality for historians in UK Higher Education, the RHS has established a Race, Ethnicity & Equality (REE) Working Group to examine the challenges facing black and minority ethnic historians in UK HE. Below, Dr … Continue reading Race, Ethnicity & Equality Group