Confronting the University's Legacies of Slavery and Colonialism
About the Decolonised Transformations Project
The Decolonised Transformations Project at the University of Edinburgh was formed to move beyond description and deliberation of racial inequality towards action and institutional transformation. The Research and Engagement Working Group (REWG) has been commissioned by Principal Peter Mathieson to develop an academic report on the University’s historical links to the histories of slavery, colonialism and the production of racial science, and produce evidence-based recommendations to address structural racism at the University of Edinburgh today. This initiative is the product of coordinated efforts throughout the university to ensure that our faculty and students reflect the talent and brilliance of all communities, and benefit from the presence, approaches and methodologies of racially and ethnically diverse thinkers. The REWG report aims to ensure that recommendations and related policies will also provide opportunities to reflect the diversity of individuals who have made positive global and local contributions.
This website is a platform for displaying the materials created by the REWG and associates, including blog articles, podcast episodes and the promotion of events by the REWG, as well as communities of reparatory justice interest (CORJIs).