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Workshop on the Royal Historical Society's Report: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History

Monday 10 June 2019, 12.00PM to 5:00pm

Workshop on the Royal Historical Society’s Report, Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History

10 June, 12:00-5:00pm

The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York (Map)


In 2018 the Royal Historical Society published a report Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource for Change which highlighted ‘racial and ethnic inequalities in the teaching and practice of History in the UK’. This workshop, organised by the Department of History, University of York and is co-hosted by the Royal Historical Society, will reflect on this report.

We are delighted that Jonathan Saha (one of the report’s authors) will be introducing the report. The second session of the afternoon reports on the work undertaken in the humanities at Leeds on implicit bias by Fozia Bora and Alaric Hall. In the final session we will be hearing about diversity work in museums, as well as some student and staff perspectives. There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation.

This workshop is free and is open to all. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Please register using the Eventbrite page so that we know numbers for catering and any requirements.


12:00-1:00           Lunch 

1:00-2:00             Jonathan Saha (University of Leeds) will introduce the RHS report and will then be in
                               conversation with Sanjoy Bhattacharya (University of York)

2:00-2.20             Coffee & Tea

2:20-3:20             Fozia Bora (University of Leeds) and Alaric Hall (University of Leeds), ‘Implicit Bias
workshops at The University of Leeds — notes on delivery and feedback’

3.20-3.40             Coffee & Tea

3.40-4.40             Panel Discussion

Olivia Wyatt (University of York), tbc
Catherine Oakley (Lead Researcher on the Castle Capital Project at York Museums Trust), ‘Diversity Work in Museum Practice’
David Huyssen (University of York) ‘Teaching with the RHS Race Report’

4.40-5.00             Closing Remarks


Getting Here:     Please see the following link for information on travel and parking.

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The Treehouse is on the first floor of the Berrick Saul Building and is accessible via the lift or stairs next to the main entrance. On the first floor, you will need to cross an open plan workspace to reach the Treehouse, which is over the bridge opposite the stairs.  The room is fully wheelchair accessible and a hearing loop is available.

Location: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Admission: Free to attend, but registration is required

Telephone: 01904 322983