Following the success of What’s Happening in Black British History? A Conversation – WHBBH1– in October,
#WHBBH2 will be held at the University of Liverpool
Thursday 19 February (11am-6.30pm followed by a reception)
A half term date again because the organisers hope to have as many teachers and students attending as possible.
For this second workshop papers are requested in the following areas:
- Gender, particularly histories of Black British women and the LGBT community;
- Education, with a particular emphasis on how to improve the coverage of black British history in schools, colleges and universities. Presentations from those actively involved in creating teaching resources would be particularly welcome;
- Sport, as a microcosm of the broader politics of race and the construction of black identities;
- Creative and Cultural Interpretations of Black British History, considering how these histories can be communicated in Art, Literature & Music;
- Emancipation, examining the agency of Black people in challenging physical and mental slavery and oppression.
- Local History, and specifically the history of Liverpool.
The WHBBH2 Call for Papers can be downloaded from
The submission deadline is 10 January – so send your paper proposals to Miranda.
For a report on WHBBH1 see Miranda Kaufmann’s blog at
Augusta Kaufmann, who is Head of History and Lead Teacher for Years 5 & 6 at a large state primary school has new ideas about how to get Black British History into classrooms – see