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History students asked to “create a colony” for assignment

An honours history course at the University of Edinburgh students were told to establish trading companies and colonies that competed with other Atlantic powers. The main focus of the course…

The Woman King – A Depiction of Black Pride or an Uneducated Step Backwards

“Terrific”, “Inspirational” and “Rousing” are only some of the descriptors applied to Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King (2022). With a star-studded cast that includes academy award-winner Viola Davis, alongside British…

Teach out: Edinburgh’s role in the slave trade

Last week, Edinburgh University’s History Society and African Caribbean Society hosted a Teach Out, called ‘How Slavery Changed a City: Edinburgh’s Slave History’. Speakers Professor Sir Geoff Palmer OBE, Professor…

The University of Glasgow’s move to abolish its historical connections to the slave trade

Content warning: mention of rape The University of Glasgow has announced a programme of reparative justice after the publication of two years’ worth of research regarding the institution’s historical connections…