Historyradio.org: The debate over suppressed history, with Dag Herbjørnsrud

By Saskia Kerkvliet|September 15, 2018|In the Media|0 comments

15 September, 2018 Dag Herbjørnsrud (born 1971) is a Norwegian historian of ideas, author, and founder of Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas, and a former political columnist for Al-Jazeera’s English website. “A controversial row is dividing Norwegian and European historians and researchers these days: decolonization of academia. What does it actually mean? Some seem to think that it is a matter of giving credit where credit is

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The Telegraph: Cambridge to ‘decolonise’ English literature

By Saskia Kerkvliet|October 24, 2017|In the Media|0 comments

24 October, 2017 by Camilla Turner “Cambridge University’s English Literature professors could replace white authors with black writers, following proposals put forward by academic staff in response to student demands to ‘decolonise’ the curriculum. “For the first time, lecturers and tutors would have to ‘ensure the presence’ of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) writers on their course, under plans discussed by the English Faculty’s Teaching Forum. “The University denies there are

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