What’s Happening in Black British History? IX
Senate House, University of London
Thursday 8th November 2018
10.00- 10.30 Registration: Tea/Coffee
10.30-10.40Welcome:Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Chair:Anders Ingram (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)
KwakuDisrupting African British Histories? (BTWSC/African Histories Revisited)
Kandace Chimbiri The Story of the Windrush(Golden Destiny)
Jeff Green Black Americans in Victorian Britain(Pen and Sword)
Ryan HanleyBeyond Slavery and Abolition: Black British Writing, c.1770–1830(CUP)
11.15- 12.45Session One: Dramatising Black British History
Chair: Miranda Kaufmann
Ade Solanke (University of Greenwich/ Spora Stories) The Court Must Have a Queen: Staging African Tudors at Hampton Court.
Rex Obano (playwright, screenwriter and actor) Listening to Black British Historical Drama: “The Moors of England” on Radio 3
Hassan Abdulrazzak, Lauren Johnson and Nadia Nadif(Independent historian/playwright /actress) (Re)creating Catalina, the Forgotten Moor of Tudor England.
1.45- 3.35Session Two:Windrush: 70 years on
Chair: Patrick Vernon
Peggy Warren (independent Researcher) and Joan Welsh (Research Participant) ‘Engaging with my history makes me free to be me’: Black British and Black Caribbean Women’s stories of escaping professional exploitation and limitations in the NHS
Clare Anyiam-Osigwe (filmmaker and director) Windrush Stories: then and now
Wendy Webster (University of Huddersfield)The Windrush Generation and the Second World War
Beverley Cooper-Chambers (De Montfort University, Leicester) Fictive Kin, Windrush families and Television drama – a new approach.
4.00- 5.30Session Three:Guided Tours of Black British History
Chair: Michael Ohajuru
Janet Couloute (University of Leicester) Are you part of the exhibit? The experience of a Black Gallery Guide and the Promotion of Forgotten Art Histories
Lisa Williams (Edinburgh Caribbean Association) Black History Education in Edinburgh
Tony Warner (Black History Walks) Black History Walks: Health and Education
5.30 -6.30 Final Thoughts and Reflections on the Day
Chair: Michael Ohajuru. Panel: Miranda Kaufmann, Patrick Vernon, Anders Ingram. We will be inviting the audience to contribute their thoughts too, so be ready!
6.30 -7.30 Reception and Book Launch of Kwaku Disrupting African British Histories?