Royal Historical Society LGBT+ Report (2020): a panel event


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Wednesday 10 February 2021
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In September 2020, the Royal Historical Society released the fourth in a series of reports on equality, diversity and inclusion in the historical profession. Following on from two influential reports on gender equality and one on race & ethnicity, this report focused on the experiences of LGBT+ historians at all career stages, and on the status of LGBT+ and queer historical research and teaching in the UK. The report revealed much progress on LGBT+ equality, but significant areas where improvements could be made. The report made several major recommendations and was released with accompanying online resources, which are intended to grow over time.

Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and supported by the university's LGBT+ Staff Network and the LGBT+ committee of the Student Union, this event explores how we at Sheffield should respond to this report's recommendations. Speakers include the Immediate Past President of the Royal Historical Society Professor Margot Finn, chair of the LGBT+ working group of the RHS, Professor Frances Andrews, and representatives of LGBT+ Sheffield staff and students. The University of Sheffield's Provost, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Senior LGBT+ champion Professor Gill Valentine will provide an opening address.

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