SHS nominee Professor Lynn Abrams appointed to REF panel

The assessment panels have now been announced for REF 2021, and we are pleased by the appointment of one of our nominees, Professor Lynn Abrams, to the History panel.

Lynn Abrams is Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow and Head of the School of Humanities. She is a leading scholar in the field of modern gender history and has published on the histories of childhood and child welfare, femininities and masculinities, Shetland women, Scottish men, oral history, and postwar womanhood. She started her career at Lancaster University, then the HQ of the Social History Society, and is a regular face at our annual conference.

It is excellent news that Lynn has been appointed, and more broadly social and cultural history is well-represented on the 10-member panel. Amongst the other members are Professor Pratik Chakrabarti, whose work includes the cultural history of water in the global south, Professor Clare Langhamer, who has written widely on love and emotion in modern Britain, Professor Mary Vincent, who works on various social and gender dimensions of the Spanish Civil War, and Professor Alexandra Walsham, an expert on the religious and cultural history of Protestant and Catholic Reformations in Britain.

You can see the full membership of Sub-Panel 28: History by clicking here.