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What’s Happening in Black British History? VII Workshop

Senate House, University of London Thursday 26th October 2017

10.00- 10:30 Registration: tea & coffee

10.30- 11:30 Keynote Speaker  David Olusoga

11.30- 13:00  Session One: Broadcasting Black British History

Chair: Jyoti Mheta

Catherine Fletcher (Swansea University) Broadcasting and the historian

James Van Der Pool (BBC TV Producer) The Making of BBC 2’s series Black and British: Forgotten History

Colin Grant (BBC Radio Producer) The perils of mimicry and minstrelsy in broadcasting

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Session Three: What do young people see happening in Black British History?

Chair: Thabo Stuck (The BRIT school, Croydon)

The three speakers are students at the BRIT school

Black History in the curriculum and school.
Past & Present: Black History in the local community.
Cultural Appropriation 

 15:00 – 16:30  Session Two: Imagination and Reality: Africans in Sixteenth Century Britain

Chair: Michael Ohajuru

Miranda Kaufmann (Institute for Commonwealth Studies) ‘An Untold Black Tudor story: Edward Swarthye, alias negro” 

Cassander L. Smith (University of Alabama) Black Africans in the British  Imagination: English Saviors and Black Legend Rhetoric in 16th Century Guinea.

Imtiaz Habib (Old Dominion University, Virginia) What Mary Phyllis Said: An Inquiry into the Politics of the meaning of Black Voices in the English Archives.

16: 30- 17:00  Tea/coffee

17:00 – 17:30 Final Thoughts and Conclusions Panel

Chair: To Be Announced

Panel: To Be Announced

17:00 – 18:30 Reception

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Pleased to announce date and venue for What’s Happening in Black British History VII  WHBBH7

Senate House, University of London

Thursday 26th October 2017

Keynote speaker  – David Olusoga