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WHBBH3 Agenda Released

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What’s Happening in Black British History? III


Institute of Commonwealth Studies, The Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, London

Thursday, 29 October 2015

10.30-10.45       Registration: tea & coffee

10.45-11.30       Keynote address Eric Huntley

11.30-1.00         Session One Challenging the Conventional Narratives

Looking at Our Past Through Fiction: Engaging Young Readers With Black British History

Catherine Johnson (Author and Educationalist)

A More Interesting Narrative: Moving beyond Equiano and Slavery in the study of Eighteenth-Century Black British Writing

Ryan Hanley (New College, Oxford)

Black British history is happening – but to what end?

David Killingray (ICwS),

1.00-2.00           Lunch

2.00-3.30           Session Two Teaching Black British History

The new GCSE course on migration to Britain: Black British history on the official exam curriculum

Martin Spafford (Retired history teacher)

Inclusive Curriculum: Learning to see the diversity of Britain

Dema Wonga (Narrative Eye)

Doing justice to the teaching of Black British history in the classroom

Robin Whitburn (Institute of Education) and Abdull Mohamud (Institute of Education)

3.30-4.00           Tea/coffee

4.00-6.00           Session Three New Perspectives on the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

The murderer, the servant, and Lady Mary Grey: Victorian Africans and the historical record

Jeffrey Green (Independent Historian)

Re-framing the Nation

Jan Marsh (National Portrait Gallery)

God and Coffee: The Forgotten Story of the Reverend Thomas Birch Freeman, Botanist

Advolly Richmond (Independent Researcher)

6.00-6.30           Final Thoughts and Conclusions

Chair: Michael Ohajuru

6.30-7.30           Reception

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