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GHCC Reading Group on Decolonisation
- Dalia Gebrial, 'Rhodes Must Fall: Oxford and Movements for Change', in: Gurminder K. Bhambra, Kerem Nişancıoğlu, and Dalia Gebrial (eds.), Decolonising the University (London: 2018), pp. 19-36.
- Helen Carr and Suzannah Libscomb, What is History, Now? How the Past and Present Speak to Each Other (London: 2021), prologue.
- David Abulafia, 'Save our history from the unthinking ideologues who want to distort the past', Telegraph, 29 August 2021. See also: https://historyreclaimed.co.uk/
At this first meeting of our reading group on decolonisation we'd like to start a discussion focused on three questions: 1) what do we see as the key issues for us as historians to address in debates about decolonisation? 2) what different positions exist and what do we see as their problems and merits? 3) where would we like to focus our energy as a reading group and discussion forum? For the latter, please see this document with suggested readings from which to make a selection, and to which we invite you to add further recommendations of your own.