Research

RHS Fellow Dr Diya Gupta publishes new article in History Workshop Journal

Dr Diya Gupta (Royal Historical Society) and Dr Anna Maguire (Queen Mary University of London) have published a new article, ‘Teaching Empire and War: Animating Marginalized Histories in the Classroom’, in History Workshop Journal.

‘Teaching Empire and War’ considers how historians can best teach ‘forgotten’ histories of war and empire in the classroom, responding to urgent needs to ‘decolonize’ the curriculum and pedagogic practice. The article reflects on an exercise in pedagogical experimentation – a ‘widening participation’ project based upon a series of workshops – to demonstrate a more global and ‘messy’ understanding of the role of empire in the First and Second World Wars and their commemoration.

Diya is the Society’s Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History. Anna is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of History at Queen Mary University of London.

Copies of the complete article are available here.