April, had to be postponed due to the COVID-19. We hope to hold this meeting in Spring 2021. In the
meantime, because of the on-going uncertainty about when it will be safe to stage large gatherings,
we would like to hold a workshop via Zoom on Wednesday 14 October.
The recent Black Lives Matter protests have given added urgency to the longstanding focus of this
workshop series. They have also pointed to the international connections between campaigns
against racism and oppression in the UK and elsewhere in the world. We would like to make
particular use of the capacity of internet platforms to link scholars from around the world to explore
Black British History in a comparative context.
Our workshop on 14 October will therefore focus on the transnational context of Black British History. We are keen to receive proposals from researchers who have examined this history in relation to developments elsewhere in the world, for example black liberation movements in Africa,
the Caribbean, the US and Europe. We would be particularly interested to hear from scholars
outside the UK who have studied aspects of Black British History either as their main focus or as part of a comparative study. We are also keen to hear from those in the education or cultural sectors
who have produced teaching materials, exhibitions and documentaries exploring these comparative
perspectives. In addition, we are interested in exploring the links between Black British and
Imperial/Colonial History, and the different ways in which European colonial powers have dealt with
the legacies of Empire.
As in our previous workshops, we are seeking proposals for presentations lasting for around 15-20
minutes. Please submit a title and a brief description of your presentation (no more than 300
words) as an attached Word document also stating your name, contact details, and, if you have
them, Institution and Twitter handle to Philip Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 7
September 2020. In addition, we would be happy to consider proposals for a complete panel
relating to the theme of the workshop above. The panel should have a coherent unifying focus,
and the proposal should include the abstracts of three related presentations and the names and
affiliations of the presenters.