Examining selected 'difficult' aspects of the UK's social history, in relation to identities and forms of belonging.

This project involved 12 months of work, including initial interdisciplinary research to inform a briefing document, a multi-sector residential conference, a smaller expert consultation to review and refine findings from the conference, and the publication of a final report, which was launched in London in November 2019.

Drawing on the combined experience of academics from a wide range of disciplines, policymakers, charities, business leaders, community practitioners and activists, and young people, from across the UK, we explored how aspects of the past can be engaged with in ways that bring about meaningful experiences of political and social belonging, for people of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives, in the present.

This work built on our March 2013 conference on 'Teaching Difficult Histories', a summary report from which is also available below.

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