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What’s Happening in Black British History? VIII

George Buckley Lecture Theatre, Researcher Hub, University of Huddersfield

Thursday, 10thMay 2018

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Workshop Agenda

10:00      Registration
10:30     Welcome  Prof. Philip Murphy
Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies
10:40     Session One  Black ‘visitors’ to Britain
Chair Miranda Kaufmann
‘The Honour of the Nation’: Black Prisoners of War at Portchester Castle, 1793-1814
Abigail Coppins (English Heritage)
‘With Almost Electric Speed’: Mapping Black Abolitionists in Britain
Hannah Rose Murray (University of Nottingham)
The “English Inning” of Claude McKay, Transnational Writer and Socialist
Owen Walsh (University of Leeds)
12:00 Coffee Break
12:15      Session Two  Black British History on stage
                Chair Michael Ohajuru
Reflections on Black Men Walking
Testament (writer, rapper and world record holding beatboxer)
Movement of the People: A journey through the development of Windrush: Performance and people
Sharon Watson (Phoenix Dance Theatre)
Pablo Fanque: pomp, pageantry and race in Victorian Circus
Joe Williams (University of Leeds, Heritage Corner, Leeds)
 13:30 Lunch
 14:30     Session Three Black British History in Yorkshire
        Chair  Tosh Warwick
Here From Time:  Stories from Yorkshire’s Black History.
Audrey Dewjee (Independent researcher, Diasporian Stories Research Group)
Soldiers of African origin in British Army Regiments in England and Yorkshire, 1700s to 1840s.
John Ellis (Historian and Teacher)
British-born African Caribbean descendants in West Yorkshire, navigating race and identity from the 1960s to present
Milton Brown (University of Huddersfield, Kirklees Local TV)
My Search For Black British History: Black Americans In Victorian Huddersfield
Jeffrey Green (Independent Historian)
16:00 Coffee Break
16:15      Colonial Countryside: Reinterpreting English Country Houses
               Corinne Fowler (University of Leicester)
Session Four  The musical legacies of slavery in Britain
Chair Corinne Fowler
Sound System Culture: Place, Space and Identity in Huddersfield, 1960-1989
Paul Ward (University of Edge Hill)
The Use of the Profits of Slavery to Support Musical Activity in Eighteenth-century Britain and its Colonies
David Hunter (University of Texas at Austin)
Tiger Bay and the roots/routes of black British Jazz
Catherine Tackley (University of Liverpool)
 17:40 Reception/ Opening of Let’s Play Vinyl Exhibition

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