Dismantling master narratives in the history classroom

Although I began my doctoral studies in 2014, the seed was planted for the idea five years earlier, in 2009. It came in the form of a statement by then Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a news conference of the 2009 G20 summit, where without batting an eye he declared, “We also have no history of colonialism…”

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Disrupting hegemonic whiteness in the higher education classroom

There is currently revived interest across disciplines and educational institutions to ‘decolonise the curriculum’ (Arshad, 2020). There are many layers to this, from diversifying reading lists to unpacking racist underpinnings of key concepts, from deconstructing representations of history to hiring more Black and Minority Ethnic staff.