Heather Agyepong, ‘Too Many Blackamoores’ http://www.heatheragyepong.com/toomanyblackamoors#1
5th Black British History Workshop (WHBBH5)
Senate House, London
Thursday 27 October, 11am to 6pm
Deadline for proposals for papers 15 July
The key speaker will be associate professor of sociology at Birmingham University Kehinde Andrews, the course convenor of the very first undergraduate honours course in Black Studies at a British university.
New Research and Panel Sessions
The aim of the series is to foster a creative dialogue between researchers (academic and independent), educationalists (mainstream and supplementary), artists and writers, archivists and curators, and policy makers. It seeks to identify and promote innovative new research into the history of people of African origin or descent in the UK, and facilitate discussion of the latest developments in the dissemination of Black British history in a wide variety of settings including the media, the classroom and lecture hall, and museums and galleries, thus providing an opportunity to share good practice.
Proposals for papers and presentations on a wide variety of themes relating to the history of people of African origin or descent in the UK. These might cover subjects such as:
- new approaches to teaching Black British History;
- the silencing/exclusion of Black British voices;
- the history of political/community activism;
- Black people in cultural and sporting history of Britain;
- issues around gender including the role of women and members of the LGBT communities.
The workshop will be divided into three panels, followed by a round-table discussion. Each panel will consist of three presentations lasting for 15-20 minutes.
Proposals for a complete panel are also welcome. The 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.
Opportunities will be provided to A-level students, undergraduates or graduate students with an opportunity to give presentations on projects relating to Black British History.
Please submit a title and a brief description of your presentation either in writing (in which case, of no more than 300 words) or in some other form (for example a clip or podcast) with an indication of which panel you envisage contributing to, to Dr. Miranda Kaufmann at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 July 2016.
There will be a 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 Olga Jimenez at email@example.com.
The day will close with a Reception from 6pm.
The Black British History website which has been set up as part of the WHBBH initiative is at
If you are actively involved in work on British Black History please add your details to the Directory.