BAIS Statement on Harassment

The British Association for Irish Studies does not tolerate any kind of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse at our events or in the wider academic community. We ask that all members of BAIS, from Professors to postgraduate researchers, promote a climate of respect and tolerance which is free of intimidation or inappropriate conduct. We are committed to fostering a positive community of scholars and supporting academics at every stage of their careers. We want to create and sustain a culture of mutual value and respect within the field of Irish Studies. We ask that all events which receive funding from us subscribe to these values of zero-tolerance and treat statements from complainants with due seriousness.

If you wish to report any incidence of inappropriate behaviour at a BAIS-sponsored event, please contact the Chair and Secretary of BAIS. Any complaints will be handled sensitively and with the preservation of anonymity, if wished. We also encourage anyone who has been harassed or abused at non-BAIS Irish Studies events to contact the appropriate Institutions or event organisers, although we recognise that this can be a difficult process.