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Empowering Black History

The African History Project is a new specialist school of Black history, culture and thought. Our mission is to design and deliver world-class courses that inspire students, spark debate and champion the study of Black political, social, economic and intellectual history.

We work with historians, educators, writers, poets and artists to design and deliver world-class tuition in all aspects of Black history. Drawing on our shared expertise, our courses allow students to understand more about Africa, her ideas, her politics, her religions and above all her people, both on the continent and in diaspora.

Online Courses

Our online courses aim to bring the study of African history to as wide a range of people as possible. Working with educators with over a decade of experience developing online courses, we are using technology to widen access to Black historical narratives at the highest of levels.

Schools Programme

Our Schools Programme combines teacher training, curriculum planning and resources design to guide and support schools and teachers in the integration of Black histories into their syllabuses.

High Quality Resources

Our resources deliver information in an engaging and effective way, guiding students through the syllabus while encouraging their development of critical thinking and historical analysis skills.

Effective Lessons

Our lessons have been designed by experienced teachers and tutors in consultation with historians to ensure that they are engaging, critical and informative.

Department of African History

Courses in this department explore the modern histories of Africa from 1500 to the mid-20th century. Comprising three chronological course, the courses takes a regional approach to the study of Africa meaning that in each course students will explore developments across the whole continent.

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Department of Black Political Thought and Culture

Our thematic studies address social, economic and political histories allowing students to consider Pan-African and global approaches to Black histories. Our courses provide opportunities for interdisciplinary practice, looking at the impact of sociological, psychological, economic and literary developments on the development of Black consciousness as well as the contribution made by Black thinkers to global social and political developments.

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Department of Education

The campaign to insert Black narratives into national curricula has been decades long and has made several advances. As educators ourselves, we understand that a number of structural hurdles continue to exist that prevent Black histories from garnering anything close to adequate consideration. Our aim is to support teachers to expand their teaching of Black histories beyond the consideration of slavery and issues of immigration to a deeper understanding of the development of Black ideas of self, community and politics.

Our team of historians and educators has extensive experience in running professional development programmes in Europe, Africa and Asia. Our courses aim to empower teachers in the delivery of Black histories. We believe teachers are overwhelmingly committed to giving their students as well-rounded an education as possible and our aim is to support them in this endeavour. Offering both online and face-to-face training, educators all around the world will be able to access our content and begin to enhance their curricula with the insertion of Black narratives.

Example courses
  • Masterclass in Black History Month Programming
  • Masterclass: Lessons from 2020 – Responding to Black Human Rights Violations Internally and Externally
  • Masterclass in Curriculum Planning for the Inclusion of Black Histories
  • An Introduction to Black Histories for Educators
  • An Introduction to Black Historiography and Evidence Sourcing for Educators
  • Advanced Subject Knowledge – African Histories
  • Advanced Subject Knowledge – Caribbean Histories
  • Advanced Subject Knowledge – African-American Histories
  • Advanced Subject Knowledge – Black-British Histories
  • Cultural Sensitivities and the Teaching of Black History
  • Black Narratives Beyond the History Syllabus – Science, Literature and the Study of Religions
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