Our work on Decolonising DMU is grounded in a developmental conceptual analysis, through which it serves as a basis for our activities in each strand. As a result, it also supports discussion about why the work is important. Therefore, the team have produced a working position paper, which is available here.
The paper is part of the team’s commitment to dialogue about this work, including its historical, cultural and material basis. It sets out how the project emerges from previous struggles over the idea of the University and of the production and purposes of knowledge. It relates this to the idea of dignity and the dignity of difference, and uses this to set out a series of questions for those working and studying in higher education. Finally, an extensive reading list is provided.