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Decolonizing the Curriculum Workshop

The Frederick Douglass Centre Opening Programme

  • Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • Time: 14:00-16:00
  • Venue: Room G36, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Newcastle University

This workshop offers a brief history of the Decolonizing the Curriculum movement. It emphasises its origins in the Global South and subsequent student movements in the Global North.

L to R: Dr Christina Mobley, Dr Keith Magee

Dr Christina Mobley, Keith Magee

This workshop will share ideas about decolonizing the curriculum: what it means, why it is necessary, and what concrete steps can be taken in the short and long-term, at the unit/School and institutional levels. We will present an overview of early decolonization efforts at institutions globally, their successes and challenges. Our goal is to begin a dialogue across units, schools, and disciplines about decolonization in higher education.

The workshop will be led by Dr Christina Mobley, Lecturer in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and an expert in the cultural history of slavery in Africa and the African diaspora. It will include contributions from Kenneth B Morris Jr, Co-Founder and President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and Dr Keith Magee, Director of the Social Justice Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.