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Teaching Race and the British Empire

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Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre

British Library

96 Euston Road

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NW1 2DB

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Secondary History teachers are invited to a special CPD event at the British Library exploring the West India Regiment in the 18th to 20th centuries as a lens through which to examine colonial history, empire, the slave trade, and military history.

Speakers include:

  • Keynote speakers Abdul Mohamud and Dr Robin Whitburn, founders of Justice To History and history educators at UCL Institute of Education

  • Melissa Bennett, PhD student at Warwick University working on the Africa’s Sons Under Arms Project and Higher Education Coordinator at Museum of London

  • Thabo Stuck (BRIT School) and Ciara McCombe (Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College)

  • Dr Elizabeth Cooper, Curator for Latin American and Caribbean Collections at the British Library


The event will enable teachers to build on their knowledge of teaching race and empire in the classroom through object-based learning, extend best practice in developing students’ skills in historical enquiry and interpretation, and take away practical ideas for lessons. There will also be networking opportunities and refreshments provided.

The event is aimed at key stage 3, key stage 4 and A Level History teachers.

The event is part of Africa's Sons Under Arm, a collaborative research project between Warwick University and the British Library, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It uses the history of the West India Regiments to explore armed people of African descent serving within the wider British army. This will bring improved understanding of the nature of racial thought from the 18th to 20th centuries.

For more information on the project and to view online resources: www.bl.uk/west-india-regiment/about-the-project

The event is FREE of charge but booking is required.

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