DeCol - Decolonising the Curriculum Student-Staff Collective Brighton University

Students and staff in the School of Humanities and beyond working in partnership to transform colonial sites of knowledge and power

Decolonising Resources Across Disciplines

Decolonising School rescources I share here a list of resources covering different subject areas that I compiled last year as part of my University role as the Academic Lead for Decolonising the Curriculum (2020-21). You can find here different toolkits… Continue Reading →

CMNH Symposium: Anti-Racist Research in the Age of Black Lives Matter

This free event is on the Windrush day next Tuesday 22 June with a keynote lecture by Stella Dadzie who will be discussing her latest book A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance. Other speakers include Mike Anderson, Cathy… Continue Reading →

Why I joined this Decol collective

I am currently a student in my final year, studying the History of Art and Design. As a mixed Asian British student, I have become consumed with ideas of how to work on the decolonisation of our curriculum. This is… Continue Reading →

Protesting in Brighton

On Saturday 15th August, I attended Brighton and Hove’s third Black Lives Matter protest. Equipped with masks, placards and affirmations of strength and solidarity, we took to the streets of Brighton to remind our city that the Black Lives Matter… Continue Reading →

Blog image – Yinka Shonibare, ‘The British Library’ – by Lara Perry

The image that frames this blog is a detail photograph of an artwork called ‘The British Library’ by artist Yinka Shonibare, from 2014. Yinka Shonibare is a British and Nigerian artist who has worked throughout his career to explore issues… Continue Reading →

Whose responsibility is it to decolonise?

I was fortunate to interview Kate Aughterson, the module leader for Women’s Writing and Feminist Theory on the third year English Literature BA, about the diversity of authors and texts included on the module and her activity as module leader… Continue Reading →

Why do I want to decolonise our curriculum?

I have just handed in my dissertation to complete my BA in English Literature. Choosing the topic wasn’t easy and I knew it would have to come to me in a moment of obvious inspiration, rather than hours spent toiling… Continue Reading →

Will The Sun ever set on the British Empire?

If the prey do not produce their version of the tale, the predators will always be the heroes in the stories of the hunt –  Igbo proverb It is presumed by many that the ‘backwards’ assumptions of the past were… Continue Reading →

“Nothing’s Changed” written by Veneta Neale, performed by Michael R. Bowes on YouTube This is a poem by Veneta Neale, our group member and MA Creative Writing student. The poem “Nothing’s Changed” was written as a response to the 2009 London riots. Inspired by the Godfather of British Dub poetry, Linton Kwesi… Continue Reading →

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