We are delighted to confirm that the History of Education Society, UK has joined the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme initiated by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society and History UK in 2019.
The move follows similar decisions by the Women’s History Network and Society for the Study of Labour History. Collectively, their support will greatly enhance the scheme’s capacity to support activities and events run by BME historians or on subjects relating to BME history.
Professor Stephen G. Parker, the President of the HES, explained that:
The History of Education Society, UK is pleased to be able to support the BME Activities and Events Scheme. It’s a great initiative, the objectives of which are consonant with the Society’s charitable aims of promoting the history of education and history education from a diverse range of perspectives. The Society looks forward to hearing more about the projects which are funded, the difference these make to our understanding of the past, and the impact of this upon the present.
The Social History Society calls on other scholarly societies to join the scheme. Please contact our Honorary Secretary, Dr Georgina Brewis (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you would like to find out more. Together, we can begin to change history.