We'll kick the day off with what is becoming a regular slot: New Books, where we'll get a glimpse of the latest publications in the field. This time we'll be hearing about: Black British History: New Perspectives from the Roman Times to the Present Day, edited by Hakim Adi; Kate Morrison's A Book of Secrets and Thinking Black: Britain, 1964-1985 by Rob Waters.
Then we'll move on to hear about the exciting new Archeological Evidence of Africans in Britain. Naoise Mac Sweeney will take us From Carthage to Cornwall to learn about the Africans in Ancient Britain; Mathew Morris - the archeologist who found Richard III's body under a Leicester car park in 2013 - will discuss the evidence for Africans in Roman Leicester. Then Rebecca Redfern from the Museum of London will take us to Medieval London, before Jess Scorrer and Katie Faillace discuss the new findings of North African ancestry amongst the Skeletons of the Mary Rose.
After lunch, we'll be exploring the Dual Heritage Experience in Britain, starting with Liam McCarthy on the American 'occupation' of Leicester in the Second World War; then Sue Bishop will talk about Black Caribbean and white British romantic relationships in postwar Leicester; Annabelle Gilmore will discuss Parallels of mixed-race identity in the eighteenth and twenty-first century and Paul Ian Campbell will address the topic through the prism of local football in Leicester c 1970-2010, with a focus on Cavaliers FC.
Last, and certainly not least, we'll have our Keynote, delivered by Kennetta Hammond Perry, the Director, of the new Stephen Lawrence Research Centre at De Mortford University in Leicester, followed by Q&A and the usual final reflections session, where we will invite the audience to contribute their thoughts too.
And the discussion and networking will continue informally at our Drinks Reception - always a highlight!
Really hope you can join us for what looks to be a really thought provoking and stimulating day. You can find the booking form and full agenda here.
If you can't make it, we'll be live-tweeting @BlackBritHist #WHBBHX throughout the day...