All nations have controversial histories, yet leaving these histories unexplored can contribute to misunderstandings, divisions and intolerances in the present. The events of recent years, which have included large-scale global protests against legacies of slavery and colonialism, serve to underpin this point.
It is now 14 years since the publication of the Historical Association’s TEACH Report, which sought to outline the challenges and opportunities relating to teaching ‘Emotive and controversial’ history. While much of this is still apposite, we need to take stock of how scholarship has shifted and the impact of contemporary public discourses on both the study and teaching of these topics.
This Round Table will explore a number of issues and look at how they are taught and what strategies are used in schools and universities, as well as public perceptions of more controversial histories.
Friday – 18.15-19.15 – FK3RT