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Student Decolonising Work

Have a look at the exciting decolonising work our students are doing:

Library Books

Decolonising Language in History

'Decolonising Language in History' was written by our Decolonising the Curriculum intern Emilie Tenbroek in summer 2021. The History Department's Decolonising Working Group hopes that it will initiate discussions in the Department, and beyond, about the use of language in academic texts.

Decolonising Language in History [PDF, 362.6kB]

Decolonisation Resources

This resource list was compiled by our Decolonising the Curriculum intern Nkechi Managwu in spring 2022. It is meant to serve as a guide for both students and lecturers wishing to explore the many ways to decolonise the curriculum.

Decolonisation Resources [PDF, 206.9kB]

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The Hereford Mappa Mundi videos were made by our undergraduate student Eva Macdonald as part of her Laidlaw Scholarship in 2021. They contain interviews with leading academics at Durham and beyond who reflect on race and ‘othering’ in the Middle Ages. In Eva’s own words, ‘constructed from a crucible of expulsion, exploration, and intellectual innovation, the Hereford Mappa Mundi is a prime example of the many wonders of the medieval world. Indeed, when offered the opportunity to conduct an extended piece of research as part of my Laidlaw Scholarship, I jumped at the chance to delve further into this particular 13th century world view. Moreover, through discussion with renown academics from all over the globe, these videos highlight pivotal contemporary debates on how historians approach the study of race in the medieval period and beyond.’

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