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: https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/general-history-events-news-at-26-january
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
A Black History Britain BBC2 Series
Further details of David Olusoga’s planned series can be seen at