The aim of the series is to foster a creative dialogue between researchers, educationalists (mainstream and supplementary), artists and writers, archivists and curators, and policy makers. It seeks to identify and promote innovative new research into the history of people of African origin or descent in the UK and facilitate discussion of the latest developments in the dissemination of Black British history in a wide variety of settings including the media, the classroom and lecture hall, and museums and galleries, thus providing an opportunity to share good practice.
We welcome proposals for papers and presentations on a wide variety of themes relating to the history of people of African origin or descent in the UK. This time we are particularly interested in featuring Queer Black British History, the role of Food in Black British History, and projects that digitise Black British History, making it more accessible to the public online.
We would be delighted to hear from researchers, educationalists, archivists and curators or others interested in offering a presentation, lasting for 15-20 minutes. Please submit a title and a brief description of your presentation either in writing (in which case, of no more than 300 words) or in some other form (for example a clip or podcast) to Dr. Miranda Kaufmann at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 16th September 2019.
In addition, we would be happy to consider proposals for a complete panel. The panel should have a coherent unifying theme, and the proposal should include the abstracts of three related presentations and the names and affiliations of the presenters. We would also be very interested in providing A-level students, undergraduates or graduate students with an opportunity to give presentations on projects relating to Black British History.
The day will run from 11am to 6.00pm, followed by a Reception. There will be a registration fee of £24 (£12 for students/unwaged) which includes lunch and refreshments. Thanks to new sponsorship from the Institute of Historical Research, we are now able to offer a small fee and travel bursaries to those speakers without institutional affiliation or support, and you can register at https://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events/event/20183