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Welcome to week two

Welcome to Week Two! Last week we identified the colonial structures that endure in universities, historicised contemporary calls to decolonise the curriculum, and considered the ongoing responsibilities of institutions. This …

Welcome to Week 4

In this video, lead educators Dr Marie-Annick Gournet and Professor Madhu Krishnan introduce you to Week 4. This week, we turn our attention to the arts and humanities. You will …

Decolonising Scientific Language

Language is a great communicator, but can also be a great barrier, particularly when it comes to issues around decolonisation. In the scientific world, English is, not surprisingly because of …

Introduction to Week 3

Steve Eichhorn, Shaun Olok-Jacobs, and Ceara Webster introduce week 3 where we present the decolonisation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We cover a range of topics in this week, …

Imperialism, Enslavement and Memory

In this video Dr Marie-Annick Gournet (one of the lead educators for Week 4 of this course) talks to Professor Olivette Otele, Professor of Slavery and the Memory of Enslavement …

What is a Reparative history of race?

In 2018, the Royal Historical Society, the UK’s largest association of researchers and teachers of history, published a Race, Ethnicity & Equality Report. The report found a series of systemic …

Literary Cultures and the Canon

Much ‘traditional’ education in literary studies emphasises the importance of the canon. There is a tendency to discuss the canon as a fixed selection of the ‘best’ works available to …

The Imperial Origins of Literary Studies

Although it is today considered a core discipline of learning, the study of English literature is relatively new as an area of inquiry. The origins of the discipline are deeply …