The Toolkit is a collection of practical resources to engage with and work towards the resolution of contestations over physical representations of historical legacies in public spaces.

Transforming Community Spaces

A Toolkit on Equitable Collaboration

By University of Virginia’s Institute for Engagement & Negotiation 2021

Dedicated to communities who are committed to facing their contested spaces, from statues to historic buildings, to names and dedications, the Toolkit supports institutions and communities who are interested in using a commitment to change as an opportunity to go beyond symbolism, to tell more complete and truthful histories, and to act to change the trajectory of their future. This toolkit is under development. Read More

Decolonising DMU Toolkit


By Decolonising DMU 2021

The toolkit is a work a progress and elements will be released as they are created, including: examples of good practice, FAQs, Narratives of staff experiences and a podcast series of discussions with colleagues and students. Topics will be centered around decolonising history and the curriculum. Read More

Decolonising the Curriculum Toolkit

By Contested Histories Admin 2021

A collaborative project involving students and staff at the University of Westminster and beyond. We understand decolonising as an on-going process that involves unravelling our assumptions about curricula, critically examining its content and forms, and imagining new ways of learning together. The project aims to provide students and staff with resources to begin thinking about and engaging in decolonising learning and teaching. Read More

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

Guide to Allyship

By Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network March 2019

A toolkit on how to be an ally in creating a positive & sustainable impact on the lives of Indigenous Peoples living in Montreal. Includes explanation on what the term “ally” means, and why is it used in this toolkit, as well as explanations of other relevant terms. Read More

Learning and Teaching Toolkit

For Programme and Module Convenors

By Decolonising SOAS at SOAS University of London 2018

The toolkit acts as a briefing for programme and module convenors, on what ‘decolonising’ learning and teaching might entail. At its root it is about making what we teach and how we teach it more responsive to the problems of colonial and racialised privilege and discrimination within our teaching practice. Read More

Digital Civics Toolkit

By MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics 2018

A collection of resources for educators to support youth to explore, recognize, and take seriously the civic potentials of digital life. The Digital Civics Toolkit is organized into a five distinct modules that each capture a key practice associated with digital civics: Participate, Investigate, Dialogue, Voice and Action. Read More

The KIT: World Heritage in Young Hands

An educational resource kit for teachers

By UNESCO 2002

Developed in 1998, the World Heritage in Young Hands Educational Resource Kit for secondary school teachers is one of the main tools of the World Heritage Education Programme. It aims to sensitize young people to the importance of preserving their local, national and world heritage. Read More