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Conference materials: Historian in the classroom – Yasmin Khan: the Raj at War

This workshop was based on a collaboration with the historian Yasmin Khan. The substantive focus was a comparative study of the British and Indian Home fronts during the second world war. However, we were also keen to give access to the ways historians construct their historical claims. The 12-minute film was made to allow Yasmin Khan to talk directly to students about her methods, her issues with evidence and her claims. We are clear that this represents one way of approaching the construction the past – and consideration needs to be given to enabling students to see other approaches by historians but also other places they encounter the past.

The resources – including the video clip and associated teaching materials – are available here.