Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice: Seminar Four

This seminar was funded and hosted by CRASSH at the University of Cambridge. For more information, please visit:  http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/decolonising-the-curriculum-in-theory-and-practice In the fourth talk of the ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’ series, the focus turned to lessons from South Asia. The panel touched upon three different topics; scholarly traditions developed in India around decolonizing knowledge (Dr Subir Sinha),…Read more Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice: Seminar Four

Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice: Seminar Three

This seminar was funded and hosted by CRASSH at the University of Cambridge. For more information, please visit:  http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/decolonising-the-curriculum-in-theory-and-practice The third seminar in the powerful “Decolonising the curriculum” series looked inward at how our own minds perpetuate colonial ideologies.  “All research is autobiographical,” Prof Debbie Epstein, a Professor of Cultural Studies in Education in the…Read more Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice: Seminar Three

Defeating Colonial Erasure: One Face at a Time

Liberal thinkers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries justified colonial conquest by stressing the need for a civilising mission. Yet in order to civilise, they needed a blank canvas. So the history books were written, and the colonies were born: void of any history, culture, morality or intellect. Centuries on, the portraits on our walls reinforce this colonial imagination.…Read more Defeating Colonial Erasure: One Face at a Time

Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice: Seminar Two

This seminar was funded and hosted by CRASSH at the University of Cambridge. For more information, please visit:  http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/decolonising-the-curriculum-in-theory-and-practice The second event from the “Decolonising the Curriculum” seminar series has made it clear that ‘decolonising the curriculum’ is not a ubiquitous struggle but can hold a plethora of meanings ranging from cultivating understanding amongst students…Read more Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice: Seminar Two

Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice: Seminar One

This seminar was funded and hosted by CRASSH at the University of Cambridge. For more information, please visit:  http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/decolonising-the-curriculum-in-theory-and-practice Question: Can we change the structure of universities? From the outset it was obvious that this event was not an opportunity to present ‘decolonising the curriculum’ as an easy answer to all the struggles universities face…Read more Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice: Seminar One

Decolonising the Curriculum: A Long Overdue Conversation

The Decolonising Curriculum in Theory and Practice seminar series kicked off yesterday at the University of Cambridge to a great turn-out. This provocative and important series has been convened by Drs Arathi Sriprakash (Education), Adam Branch (POLIS), Monica Figueroa (Sociology) and Manali Desai (Sociology). This initiative has been  funded by the Centre for Research in Arts…Read more Decolonising the Curriculum: A Long Overdue Conversation