Decolonisation Resources

I wanted to compile a list of online resources around decolonisation, for my benefit as well as yours, so I went looking. And I found that other people already had this idea and did the work. Quite a number of other people, in fact. I found three good long lists that already existed online, and I have put them here in a list of their own.

I haven’t checked all of the resources listed, because there are thousands. Many are open access, freely available online as web pages, videos, podcasts, and suchlike. There are also books, films, artworks, and so on – my Christmas list has grown considerably in the course of this exercise!

The first one I found is from a symposium, held at the University of East Anglia in the UK in 2018, on decolonising the curriculum. This led to a ‘researchathon’ to create a list of relevant resources, which is now an open access list on Zotero. There are over 1,000 resources in this list alone, and many are free to access.

The second is from another UK university, SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), which has a Decolonising SOAS Working Group, set up in 2016. The Group has produced a list of learning and teaching resources, plus events, media coverage, reading suggestions, podcasts, videos and more.

The third is from a conference held in 2019 by Monash University from Australia at their European base in Prato, Italy. This is another long list, divided into non-fiction, fiction and art, activism, community projects, events, publications, and other resource lists – mostly reading lists.

This post may be short but it leads to a wealth of content. Are there other lists I should include? If so, please let me know in the comments.

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