17 October 2016
The History Department’s Sarah Barber and Sarah Ann Robin have secured funding under the School-University Partnership Initiative ‘research in a box’ scheme which develops links between university research and school teaching.

Lancaster is one of only 12 universities funded by the Research Councils (UK), under co-ordination from the Centre for Public Engagement.

They will be working with historical material from the 18th-century West Indies to explore new ways in which school pupils can both engage with the heinousness of Britain’s slaving past but yet enable Britain’s ethnically-diverse population to see themselves reflected positively in society and in the schools’ curriculum.

They intend to involve archives and museums as well as actors and writers from Britain’s African-Caribbean community to find new ways of revealing and expressing black history.