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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion @ Warwick History

The Department of History is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We believe

that this endeavor is central to maximising creativity and innovation in research and education within the

department.

Our Values
  • Making anti-racism, religious tolerance, anti-sexism, and anti-bigotry central to a culture of excellence in the department
  • Valuing differences in others and the contribution they make
  • Working and studying within the University on a co-operative basis
  • Demonstrating a commitment to upholding the University's policies on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Support Services & Reporting
Equality and Diversity Working Group (EDWG)

This History Department's EDWG supports the University's Dignity at Warwick Policy, adhering to the principles of inclusiveness and widening participation, and by ensuring a welcoming and productive environment, where there is equality of opportunity, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity. Our main responsibilities include: raising awareness of equality and diversity issues; identifying obstacles and problem areas; taking action to address these priorities; and monitoring the progress of actions taken.

  • Membership: Dr. Katayoun Shafiee (EDWG Lead)
  • Athena SWAN

The department is committed to addressing unequal gender representation across the academic discipline and professional and support functions. It is currently working toward a new Bronze Award submission for the Athena SWAN, which is a project for the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in higher education and research, aiming to increase significantly the number of women recruited to top posts.

Departmental Seminars, Reading Groups, and Teaching

Historical thinking about past and ongoing forms of inequality and exclusion is a central component to ED&I @ Warwick History. The department values the integration of diverse perspectives from within Britain and around the world in both teaching and research. Many of our modules, seminars, and reading groups incorporate the experience and history of BAME subjects as central historical agents. The department has also created an excellent Reading List for students (and staff) interested in understanding the histories of Black Lives Matter and answering the call of activists to become more educated on these issues.

  • Americas Research Seminar
  • Early Career Writers Group
  • Feminist History Group
  • Food History
  • Global History and Culture Centre seminar and reading group
  • History of Medicine
  • History Research Seminar
  • History of Science and Technology Hub
  • History of Violence
  • Medieval Seminar Series
  • Oral History
  • Queer History