Black British History |


What’s Happening in Black British History? X


Ken Edwards Building 

University Road, The University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Thursday 2ndMay 2019

10.30- 11.00 Registration: Tea & Coffee

11.00-11.30 SESSION ONE: New Books

         Chair: Miranda Kaufmann (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

Chris Zembe Black British History: New Perspectives from the Roman Times to the Present Day, ed. Hakim Adi (ZED Books, March 2019)

Kate Morrison The Book of Secrets(Jacaranda, April 2019)

Rob Waters, Thinking Black: Britain, 1964-1985 (University of California Press, December 2018)


11.30-13.20 SESSION TWO: Archeological Evidence of Africans in Britain

Chair:  Jose Carvajal Lopez (University of Leicester)

Naoise Mac Sweeney (University of Leicester) From Carthage to Cornwall: Africans in Ancient Britain

Mathew Morris (University of Leicester Archeological Services) Africans in Roman Leicester? New evidence for ancient multiculturalism 

Rebecca Redfern (Museum of London) Bioarchelogicq I al Evidence for population diversity in Medieval London

Jessica Scorrer and Katie E Faillace (Cardiff University) Skeletons of the Mary Rose: The Evidence for North Africans aboard a Tudor warship


13.20- 14.00 LUNCH

14.00- 15.50 SESSION THREE: The Dual Heritage Experience in Britain

            Chair: Jordan Harris (University of Leicester)

Liam McCarthy (University of Leicester)Racism, Violence and Sex: An alternative history of the American ‘occupation’ of Leicester in the Second World War

Sue Bishop (University of Leicester)Redefining the Domestic Politics of British ‘Blackness’? ‘Mixed’ Black Caribbean and white British romantic relationships in postwar Leicester

Annabelle Gilmore (University of Sheffield)Walking the Line: Parallels of mixed-race identity in the eighteenth and twenty-first century

Paul Ian Campbell (University of Leicester)Cultural resistance’ and shifting notions of blackness in local football in Leicester c 1970-2010: What is Cavaliers FC resisting now?


15.50- 16.10 TEA/COFFEE

16.10-17.10 KEYNOTE followed by Q&A Kennetta Hammond Perry (Director, Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, De Montford University, Leicester)

KEYNOTE podcast

17.10- 18.00 Final Thoughts and Reflections on the Day

Chair: Michael Ohajuru(Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

We will invite the audience to contribute their thoughts too, so be ready!

18.10- 19.00 Drinks Reception(Attenborough Arts)