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Important message from the Royal Society of Arts

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For over 260 years the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce) has been relentless in its pursuit of social progress. Our mission, 21st century enlightenment, pays tribute to our founders and the pioneering spirit which inspired them. Economic History Society members can take advantage of a fast-track application and a reduced joining fee to join the RSA Fellowship, a global network of like-minded people united by a shared set of values. Previous RSA Fellows include Karl Marx and Adam Smith, who was a member when he published The Wealth of Nations. Fellows of the RSA have access to the brightest new ideas, innovative projects, a diverse network of like-minded people, and a platform for social change. If you are interested in finding out more contact Adam Timmins, Head of Fellowship Development.

To encourage EHS members to apply for fellowship of the RSA, the RSA is waiving its one-off charge of £75.00 and will fast-track-applications.  Interested members should contact Adam Timmins.

RHS Report: Race, Ethnicity & Equality

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Royal Historical Society report highlights need for greater diversity in UK History.

A new report published today by the Royal Historical Society (RHS) highlights racial and ethnic inequalities in the teaching and practice of History in the UK. It draws attention to the underrepresentation of ‘Black and Minority Ethnic’ (BME) students and staff in university History programmes, the substantial levels of race-based bias and discrimination experienced by BME historians in UK universities, and the negative impact of narrow school and university curriculums on diversity and inclusion. 

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