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Decolonizing History - A Six-Month Event Series

Hosted by the

Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University

Why are the histories of certain peoples and places prioritized over others? How do these historical erasures contribute to social injustice today? In this unique series, titled “Decolonizing History,” the Lepage Center seeks to advance the public interest by asking questions about how history is written, taught and understood. The series will challenge how historical knowledge is produced and offer diverse and inclusive ways to study and interpret the past.

 

September 2020

Decolonizing the Curriculum:

 Challenging Eurocentric Teaching and Learning

 

Part I

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

A Conversation with Dr. Manjeet Ramgotra

Who is at the center of our curricula and who is at the margins? Join us for an open and honest conversation that examines how education and learning have historically played a role in prioritizing certain peoples and places over others. Dr. Manjeet Ramgotra is a Lecturer in Political Theory at SOAS University of London and advocates for the inclusion of more women and people of color in university curricula.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Villanova University.

Event held via Zoom.

manjeet ramgotra

 

Part II

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

"Decolonizing the Curriculum": A Roundtable Conversation

Who is at the center of our curricula and who is at the margins? Join us for a roundtable webinar conversation, part two in our month-long series, that examines how education and learning have historically played a role in prioritizing certain peoples and places over others across a wide range of time periods, topics, and geographic areas. 

Featuring:

Moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Kolsky, Faculty Director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Villanova University.

Event held via Zoom.

speakers

 

Part III

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

A Conversation with Dr. Maghan Keita

Who is at the center of our curricula and who is at the margins? Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Villanova's Maghan Keita to recap September's previous two events and engage in an open dialogue with students, faculty, staff and community members. Dr. Keita is Professor of History and Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Villanova University.

Event held via Zoom. RSVP here (required).

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October 2020

Decolonizing Land

 

 

November 2020

Decolonizing the Church

 

 

January 2021

Decolonizing Empire

 

 

February 2021

Decolonizing Museums

 

 

March 2021

Decolonizing Decolonization