I'm really looking forward to the keynote from historian and author Professor Gretchen Gerzina on Why Black British History Matters: An American Perspective. You may have heard her recent BBC Radio 4 series, Britain's Black Past- still available to listen to on iPlayer.
We've got an action packed programme as usual, with sessions on: Beyond the Margins: Diverse Black Histories in Britain; Fathers’ Migration Stories and Black British Experiences of War.
Have a read of what's on offer and then book your place here.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
10.30- 11.00 Registration: tea & coffee
11.00-12.30 Session One: Beyond the Margins: Diverse Black Histories in Britain
Chair: Alan Rice (IBAR)
Alan Rice (IBAR), Vagrant Presences and Reparative Histories: Lost Children, The Black Atlantic and Northern Britain
Corinne Fowler (University of Leicester), How Writers Can Public Raise Awareness of the Black Histories of Britain's Countryside and Why It Matters
Theresa Saxon (IBAR), Ira Aldridge in Britain
Raphael Hoermann (IBAR), “The fate of St. Domingo awaits you”: The Haitian Revolution and the Haitian Gothic with White and Black British Radicals, 1804-1819
12.30-1.30 Session Two: Fathers’ Migration Stories
Chair: Miranda Kaufmann
Hannah Lowe (Kingston University) Ormonde: Post-War Caribbean Migration through Poetry
SuAndi and Jackie Ould (AfroSolo UK) My Father Always Wore A Dunhill Hat
1.30- 2.30 Lunch
2.30- 4.00 Session Three: Black British Experiences of War
Chair: Sean Creighton
John Siblon (Birkbeck College), First World War Memorials of African, Asian and Caribbean Colonial servicemen in Britain
Melissa Bennett (University of Warwick), Deciphering photographs of black military bodies prior to World War One
Lauren Darwin (African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire), “You black men are not wanted in this country”: Exploring the dichotomy between the experience of Black sailors before, during and after World War One in Hull.
4.30- 5.30 Keynote address: Professor Gretchen Gerzina ((University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Why Black British History Matters: An American Perspective
5.30- 6.30 Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Chair: Michael Ohajuru
Panel: Alan Rice, Elizabeth Burke, Gretchen Gerzina
6.30 -7.30 Reception