Tough Talk 3: Decolonising History: Method Or Fact?

Thursday 7 October 2021

This ‘Tough Talk’ asks historians: is ‘Decolonisation’ a ‘method’/’school’ of historical interpretation or what trained scholars do anyway?


Caroline Elkins is Professor of History, Harvard University (@Harvard_History), and author of the acclaimed Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya (2005) which exposed Britain’s intentional destruction of historical archives.

Priya Satia (@PriyaSatia) is Raymond A Spruance Professor of International History, Stanford University, and author of Time’s Monster: How History Makes History (2020).

Kim Wagner (@KimAtiWagner) is Professor of Global and Imperial History, Queen Mary University of London, and author of Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre (2020).



David Arnold is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Warwick (@WarwickHistory), and author of Burning the Dead: Hindu Nationhood & the Global Construction of an Indian Tradition (2021).

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