Black History Events & News at 26 January

Friday 26 February. Closing Date for Proposals for 4th What’s Happening in Black British History Workshop  

See details under 7 April.

Saturday 5 March. Domesticating the Exotic, Exoticising the Domestic: Global Movements of Goods and Practices c.1750-1850

See details in the blog posting:

Friday 11 March.  The Other Grainger Market: James Grainger’s The Sugar Cane (1764) and the Caribbean Slave Trade

Talk by Brycchan Carey (Kingston Univ). See blog posting

Thursday 7 April. 11am-6pm. 4th What’s Happening in British Black History Workshop

The organisers write:

‘Plenty is happening in Black British History- according to the Mail on Sunday, the OCR GCSE course ‘Migration To Britain c. 1000 to c. 2010’ which we heralded at WHBBH3 has been condemned as ‘pro-immigration propaganda’. The #RhodesMustFall campaign in Oxford is provoking widespread debate about Britain’s colonial legacy, as well as the significance of our public monuments; and a new BBC Two History series ‘A Black History of Britain’, presented by David Olusoga, is planning to erect over twenty specially designed ‘BBC Black History plaques’ to record and celebrate people and events that are pivotal to this history.’

The workshop will be divided into three panels consisting of three presentations lasting for 15-20 minutes, followed by a round-table discussion. While any subject is welcome  Bristol, local and regional or family histories from Bristol and the South-West are particularly welcome.

The workshop is being co-sponsored by the University of the West of England (UWE) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Proposals for presentations are sought from researchers, educationalists, artists, writers, archivists and curators etc. Please submit a title and a brief description either in writing (in which case, of no more than 300 words) or in some other form (for example a clip or podcast) to Dr. Miranda Kaufmann at by 26 February.

Proposals for a complete panel would also be welcome. A panel should have a coherent unifying theme, and the proposal should include the abstracts of three related presentations and the names and affiliations of the presenters. We would also be interested in providing A-level students, undergraduates or graduate students with an opportunity to give presentations on projects relating to Black British History.

There will be a reception at 6pm. Registration fee of £20 (£10 for students/unwaged) to cover the costs of lunch and refreshments. A limited number of travel bursaries will be available to independent speakers on application. Requests to register should be sent to

A Black History Britain BBC2 Series

Further details of David Olusoga’s planned series can be seen at


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 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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