On Tuesday 19 November, at 6pm, we launch our Difficult Histories & Positive Identities report at Broadway House, Westminster.
Difficult Histories & Positive Identities offers a unique, interdisciplinary and cross-sector insight into how problematic aspects of the past can be engaged with in ways that create meaningful experiences of political and social belonging for people of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives.
It presents a series of practical, policy-focused recommendations for intervention and change.
Insight and recommendations
This Cumberland Lodge Report marks the culmination of a 12-month project to explore the legacy of difficult histories in relation to contemporary identities and forms of belonging. It draws on wisdom and experience from academics, educationalists, museum curators, NGO representatives, policymakers and young people from across the UK.
Our report summaries key themes and best-practice recommendations that emerged from our independent research and a roundtable conference at Cumberland Lodge in February 2019. These ideas were reviewed and refined at an expert consultation we convened with conference representatives and further specialists, in June 2019.
The report's author is Cumberland Lodge freelance research associate Dr James Wallis, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.