Gender (in)equality in the Humanities?


This session will be led by two DPhil students, Hannah Kinney (History) and Julia Hamilton (Oriental Studies), and we wish to encourage graduate students and early career researchers, and those in full-time and part-time study, to participate. Please sign up via doodle if you plan to attend (this will help us know how many people to expect):

In this working lunch we will discuss the blatant and subtle ways in which gender inequality is manifest in Higher Education and the Humanities specifically . The Royal Historical Society’s 2015 report ‘Gender Equality and Historians in UK Higher Education’, [], will serve as the starting point for our discussion but participants are encouraged to bring other reports or articles that highlight examples of inequality in their own discipline. We will conclude the session by creating a list of achievable action items that could be implemented at Oxford to address inequality in our own academic communities.
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Women in the Humanities

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Audience: Open to all