Over the past few years, calls for decolonization have addressed academia and also reached Belgian universities. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests of June 2020, the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) and the (Francophone) Rector Council (CRef) decided to set up a joint ‘Interuniversity Working Group on the Colonial Past’, henceforth the Working Group. The Working Group was asked to reflect on the role universities can play in the decolonization of academia in particular, and of society in general. The Working Group consisted of one scholar for each participating university who each operated as a single point of contact with all relevant actors within his or her own institution.3 The Working Group’s initial members authored this contribution.
|Journal||Belgisch tijdschrift voor nieuwste geschiedenis=Revue belge d'histoire contemporaine|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|