We were really pleased to get such a range and high quality of submissions, and I'm really looking forward to hearing all the papers, and the lively discussion I imagine they will generate.
Have a look, and register for your place before the end of September to get the early-bird discounts. You can purchase tickets via the online store Registration form. Read more about the event on the Institute of Commonwealth Studies events page.
Hope to see you there!
Workshop: What's Happening in Black British History? A Conversation
Institute of Commonwealth Studies, The Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, London
Thursday 30 October 2014
10.30-11.00 Registration: tea & coffee
11.00-11.30 Keynote address
11.30-1.00 Session One: New Directions in Black British History
Chair: Clive Webb (University of Sussex)
Christian Hogsbjerg (Independent Scholar) ‘The Two Souls of Black British History: Homage to Peter Fryer'
Renée Mussai (Autograph ABP) 'Archival Lacunae: The Black Chronicles / The Missing Chapter'
Adrian Stone (Independent Researcher) ‘My Genealogical Journey: using Genealogy, Family History and DNA to tell Black British History’
2.00-3.30 Session Two: People of African Descent in the Archives
Chair: Clive Davis (Freelance Journalist)
Hannah Ishmael (Black Cultural Archives) ‘Ephemera and Black History’
Vanley Burke (Independent Archivist and Photographer) and Lisa Palmer (Newman University, Birmingham), ‘Guerrilla Archiving and the Black Presence in Birmingham’
Kathleen Chater (Independent Scholar) ‘Researching Black British History before the Windrush: sources and challenges’
3.30-5.00 Session Three: Spreading the Word: New Developments in the Communication of Black British History
Chair: Yvonne Thomas (Roehampton University)
David Olusoga (BBC) ‘Television, Radio and the peculiar challenges of Black History’
Abdul Mohamud (Hampstead School) and Robin Whitburn (Institute of Education) ‘Doing Justice to the teaching of Black British History in the Classroom’
Milton Brown (Kirklees African Descent Community (KADC) Media Productions/Kirklees Local TV) and Paul Ward (University of Huddersfield) ‘The Co-production of Black British History’
5.30-6.30 Round Table Discussion and Conclusions (in the Senate Room)
Chair: Michael Ohajuru
Panel: Caroline Bressey, Kathleen Chater, Sean Creighton, Miranda Kaufmann, S.I. Martin, Tony