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What’s Happening in Black British History? XI

Workshop Agenda

University of London Garden Halls, 1 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EN 

Thursday 14th November 2019

10.00-10.30 RegistrationTea & Coffee

10.30-12.00    Session One In Memoriam of Ian Duffield and Imtiaz Habib: A Retrospective

Chair Miranda Kaufmann (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

Panelists Barbara Bush, Audrey Dewjee, Duncan Salkeld. Marika Sherwood

12.00-12.45    Session Two New Publications

Chair Catherine Clarke (Institute of Historical Research) 

Stephen Bourne (Independent Historian): Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War
Rodreguez King- Dorset (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) Black Classical Musicians and Composers, 1500-2000
Miranda Kaufmann (Institute of Commonwealth Studies): New Black Lives in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Robin Walker (Independent Historian) Black History Matters

12.45-15.15      Lunch

13.15-14.45     Session Three Queer Black British History

Chair tbc

Shaun Wallace (Arc of Triumph Arts) Creating A Space: Black Queer Artistic production in the UK 1980-Present.
Veronika Mackenzie (Director, Reel Brits Productions and Independent Historian) A Necessary Intervention – BAME LGBTQ+ Political Activism in 80’s UK
Sue Lemos (University of Warwick) ‘Becoming Visible’: The Black Lesbian Movement in Britain

14.45-15.15 Tea/Coffee

15.15-17.00     Session Four Engaging with the Community 

Chair Avril Nanton (Avril’s Walks and Talks)

Melissa Bennett (Museum of London) and Iyamide Thomas (The Krios Dot Com) Displaying Diaspora Histories in Museums: The Krios of Sierra Leone
Jasmine Breinburg and Frankie Chappell (Young Historians Project) A Hidden History: African Women and the British Health Service, 1930 – 2000
Olivia Wyatt (University of York) Caribbean women and the Leeds “riots” of 1975 and 1981
Machel Bogues (Independent Consultant) Engaging Young Londoners through the Bernie Grant Trust’s Marginalised No More Project

17.00-17.45 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!

18.00-19.00     Drinks Reception