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Tue, 30 Apr

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Coventry

Why Isn't the Whole World Developed?

Reframing our colonial history: Why isn’t the whole world developed? Come to the University of Warwick to discover the impacts of colonisation on modern society and economy. This event is brought to you by CAGE Research Centre and Discover Economics. Aimed at: KS4 - 5 students

Why Isn't the Whole World Developed?
Why Isn't the Whole World Developed?

Time & Location

30 Apr 2024, 12:45 – 15:30

Coventry, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

About the event

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Workshop

At its height in 1922, the British Empire was the largest empire the world had ever seen, covering around a quarter of Earth's land surface and ruling over 458 million people. Over 100 years later, what legacy has British colonisation left across the world?

Come to the University of Warwick to discover the impacts of colonisation on modern society and economy: they run deeper than you might think.

At this workshop, we’ll challenge you to think about colonial history differently. You’ll discover how data – like census records and trade documents – can reveal interesting and often surprising information about the long-term effects of colonisation.

Focusing on the impacts of British colonisation on Africa and India, you’ll find out how to use historical data to test assumptions and theories, how to interpret your findings and how to draw up and present your conclusions.

During the event, attendees will be invited to present a ‘data story’ on one of the topics discussed, arguing why the data is important for reframing our understanding of colonial history. The most persuasive data story will be awarded the CAGE Prize for Economic History.

Audience

Year 10-13 students studying history, economics, politics, sociology. State school only.

Group size

Each school can bring 10 students and 2 staff members.

Lunch

A cold finger buffet will be provided – please detail any dietary requirements when registering

Book your place here - Places are limited so please book soon to avoid missing out.

About CAGE: CAGE is a research centre based in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. We conduct independent policy-driven research informed by history, culture and behaviour.

About Discover Economics: Discover Economics is a campaign to increase diversity among economics students. Discover Economics is part of the Royal Economics Society. We also have funded workshops that can be delivered in your school. Contact us for more information.

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