What’s Happening in Black British History? A Conversation – WHBBH2 – 19 February Liverpool

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


Black British History in Primary Schools:

an interview with Augusta Kaufmann

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



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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