What’s Happening in Black British History (WHBBH) Workshop

Date / time: 25 November, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

What’s Happening in Black British History (WHBBH) Workshop

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 11.30am – 6.00pm

IInstitute of Commonwealth Studies

Workshop, ONINE

Registration now OPEN. Go to:  https://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23313

11.30 am      Education and Public Engagement

‘Researching the teaching and learning of British slavery in post-colonial contexts’, Yvonne Sinclair (Manchester Metropolitan University).

‘A case study of the Hutchison Family: Imperial Connexions – The Gold Coast and Britain’, Carina Ancell and Alan Kunna (Newham Sixth Form College).

‘Rethinking Museums – Processes of Decolonization in Museums in Germany and the UK’, Susanna Jorek (University of Leipzig).

‘Celebrating African Caribbeans in Sussex Past And Present’, Tony Kalume (Director: Diversity Lewes).

Chair: Philip Murphy

Q & A

1.30 pm         Lunch

2.30 pm         Digital Humanities and Databases

“The Trans-imperial experiences of 18th century British Black mariners and the Black Mariner Database”, Charles R. Foy (Eastern Illinois University).

‘Black Convict Lives on Cockatoo Island: Decolonising the Digital Archive’Katy Roscoe (University of Liverpool).

‘The Visualizing Abolition Project’, Daniel Domingues (Rice University).

 Chair: TBC

Q & A

4.00 pm           Art and Culture

‘Chilling In The Shambles: Three regular medieval guys chilling out and shaking up the imagination of historical possibility in a rural English town’, Melissa Hill (Sevenoaks Chilling project).

‘Benjamin West’s “Allegory of Britannia”’, Mark McCarthy (Institute of Historical Research).

Discomfort: Truth and Representation in British Galleries’Alice Proctor (Uncomfortable Art Tours).

Chair: TBC

Q & A

5.30 pm          Concluding remarks

Convenors: Philip Murphy, Michael Ohajuru, Miranda Kaufmann and Joanna Brown.