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Library Unlimited: Diversity in reading lists

Projects at other institutions

There are lots of toolkits and blogs looking at the process of diversifying reading lists which have already been collated by academics at other institutions.

Here is a selection of some of the best which are publicly available. If you come across a great resource, please let us know at so that we can add it to this list.

Useful resources from other institutions

As you consider adding new material to diversify your reading lists, you will probably need to move beyond established academic publishers’ offerings. Here are a few resources you may want to use to look for academic materials by world wide authors:

  • The University of Kent has curated an excellent padlet of BAME publishers and booksellers
  • The Afropean website, which is edited by 2020 Jhalak prizewinner Johny Pitts, was set up in 2013 to "shed light on art, music, literature, news and events from the Afro-European diaspora."
  • Project Myopia is a website set up by two postgraduate students which describes itself as being "devoted to diversifying university curricula"

Useful links

  • NUS - A briefing on liberation, equality and diversity in the curriculum.
    The briefing outlines basic facts about inclusivity in the higher education curriculum and highlights resources and best practice in the sector.

  • HEA Inclusive Curriculum Design Guide
    The Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE) commissioned a guide to support the sector to think creatively about inclusive curriculum design from a generic, as well as a subject specific perspective. The guide contains advice from 26 subject areas:
  • Race Ethnicity and education
    Peer-reviewed journal on racism and race inequality in education. The journal publishes research that explores the dynamics of race, racism, and ethnicity in education policy, theory and practice.
  • Exact Editions:  Black Lives Matter
    A freely available Black Lives Matter learning resource, featuring a rich collection of handpicked articles from the digital archives of over 50 different publications.

  • The Jisc list may also be useful to join