Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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LSE maps historical slavery in London

London is one of the wealthiest cities in the word, built on empire, imperialism, colonisation and immigration. The post-world war history of the UK and London is an important influence when understanding the political economy of development, global trade and international power structures. 

The Department of International Development has created an online map to highlight the historic legacy of the slave trade in London. On your next visit to London they encourage everyone to challenge preconceptions of the grandeur of London as one of the wealthiest cities in the word. Students new to LSE were encouraged to take some time to visit historic sites and reflect on their significance.

LSE would love for this map to continue to evolve and grow. If you have any new sites, stories or photographs you would like to contribute please contact [email protected].

They have also created an accompanying blog which recommends routes to visit.