18 September 2014, 1.30 - 5.00pm

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL

Event Programme



Professor Mark Cornwall

"Traitors and the Meaning of Treason in Austria-Hungary's Great War"

Friday 26 September 2014 at 6.00pm

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL

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18 September 2014

1.30 - 5.00pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL

Many thanks to all those who have completed The RHS Gender Survey for historians working in Higher Education. We are now analysing the responses with a view to making recommendations to improve gender equality in the sector. To help achieve this, we are holding a special RHS seminar to discuss the survey's findings and the key issues it identifies. Most of the afternoon will be devoted to workshops which will discuss the policy recommendations. These discussions will then form the report..

Chair: Nicola Miller (Chair of the RHS Research Policy Committee and Professor of Latin American History, UCL)

Keynote Speakers: Peter Mandler (RHS President and Professor of Modern Cultural History, Cambridge); Jinty Nelson (Emeritus Professor, KCL and former RHS President); Bronach Kane (Lecturer in History, Bath Spa University)

Event Programme

The seminar is free, but space is limited and it is important to book your place in advance. Please click on the Eventbrite link to reserve your place:



The Society's reponse to the HEFCE consultation on the

use of Metrics in the next REF




The Society intends to issue in the autumn an information sheet on Open Access policy for the next REF, to parallel the one already posted here on RCUK's Open Access policy. IN the meantime, for an update on Open Access policies, please see Peter Mandler's article 'Open Access: A Perspective from the Humanities' in Insights, July 2014, available (on Open Access!) at


Report from the seminar on Open Access licenses convened by the Wellcome Trust in association with the Society.


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