ICWS@70: Black British History Workshops (WHBBHX)

Date / time: 2 May, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

ICWS@70: Black British History Workshops (WHBBHX)

What’s Happening in Black British History? X WORKSHOP, University of Leicester

Thursday 2nd May 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: tbc, ; Naoise Mac Sweeney (University of Leicester) From Carthage to Cornwall:Africans in Ancient Britain; Mathew Morris (University of Leicester Archeological Services) Africans in RomanLeicester? New evidence for ancient multiculturalism; Rebecca Redfern (Museum of London) Bioarchelogical 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)
  • 17.10- 18.00 Final Thoughts and Reflections on the Day. Chair: Michael Ohajuru (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
  • 18.10- 19.00 Drinks Reception (Attenborough Arts)

Registration at: https://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19243