Really looking forward to the fifth in our series of Black British History workshops!

It will be held on Thursday 27th October 2016, from 10.00-7.15 in the Wolfson Room,  at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House.

Our keynote speaker will be Kehinde Andrews, a lead member of the team delivering the UK’s first BA course in Black Studies at Birmingham City University.

We’ve got some great panels too. The first Beyond Mary Prince: Black Women in Dialogue will be delivered by students from  the MA course in Black British Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Then we’ve got Recovering and Engaging the Public with Black British Histories- where we’ll hear from those who are finding histories to bring to the public, in exhibitions at the Black Cultural Archives and Epping Forest, and in novels and interactive presentations for young people. The third session, Identity and Involvement in Doing Justice to Black British History in Schools will be brought to us by a group of teachers involved with the excellent Justice2History project, who some of you might remember from WHBBH1.

It’s going to be great. You can read the full agenda below, and Register here.

Hope to see you there!

WHBBH5 Agenda

Thursday 27th October

Wolfson Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House.

10.00- 10.30 Registration: tea & coffee

10.30-11.00 Keynote address: Professor Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University)

11.00-12.30 Session One: Beyond Mary Prince: Black Women in Dialogue
Chair: Deirdre Osborne (Reader in English Literature and Drama, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Kareena Chin (MA Student, Goldsmiths), Mary Prince, Censorship and Publication
Heather Marks (MA Student, Goldsmiths), Women and Windrush
Heather Goodman (MA Student, Goldsmiths), Millennial Voices Janet Sebastian
Vanessa Igho (MA Students, Goldsmiths) The MA in Black British Writing: From Fiction to Fact

12.30-1.15 Lunch

1.15-3.00 Session Two: Recovering and Engaging the Public with Black British Histories
Chair: Professor Philip Murphy (Director of the Institute of Commonwealth )
Munira Mohamed (Learning Manager, Black Cultural Archives) and Monique Baptiste-Brown (Communications and Marketing Manager,Black Cultural Archives), Reclaiming heritage: Black Cultural Archives’ methodology for curating living heritage and evaluating the recent co-curated exhibition, Rastafari in Motion
Kate Morrison (Writer & Visiting Scholar, Book, Text and Place 1500 – 1750 Research Centre, Bath Spa University) ‘Go back & fetch what you forgot’: building a fictional character from the archives
Grace Quansah (Director, WAPPY: Writing, Acting & Publishing Project for Youngsters)Empowering Young Voices to Explore Heritage
Sophie Lillington (Museum & Heritage Manager, Epping Forest, City of London Corporation),Down in the Forest: a first foray into Black History

3.00-3.30 Tea/coffee

3.30-5.00 Session Three: Identity and Involvement in Doing Justice to Black British History in Schools
Chairs: Abdul Mohamud and Robin Whitburn (Justice2History)
Sharon Aninakwa, (Head of History at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College, Harlesden) Black Women in History and the School
Thabo Stuck (History teacher, The BRIT School for performing arts, Croydon). Becoming a ‘Choreographer’: challenges to doing justice to history
André Burton (PGCE student, Institute of Education, UCL) The importance of Black British History and the struggle for education in 21st century London

5. 15-6.15 Final Thoughts and Conclusions Panel
Chair: Dr Miranda Kaufmann (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

6.15-7.15 Reception

Registration is now open Register here

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