Following the success of our conference at Sheffield University in September we are  very pleased to announce an academic blog series which will take further some of the issues raised during our discussions.
The series will be hosted by the University of Sheffield History Department’s very well-respected and widely read  History Matters blog and is an exciting opportunity to bring the concerns of our diverse fields of indigenous studies to wider audiences.
We are seeking blog contributions which explore some of the themes of our conference: indigenous knowledge; rethinking histories; teaching, learning and preserving endangered languages; indigenous identities, to name a few…
Some guidelines:
  • Blogs might be based on the research which was presented at the conference or may be tied to current affairs or upcoming anniversaries
  • Blogs should be around 500 to 600 words with paragraphs no more than 6 lines
  • The History Matters audience is very diverse – from academics to public historians to teachers and even school students – so your blog should aim to be accessible and engaging for a non-specialist! 


If you would be interested in writing a short piece for our series, please get in touch with the Digital Media Assistant James Chetwood (


Page last updated 4 January 2017.