IHR Seminars November
Thursday 3 November. 6pm. Refusing to listen to her voice: The Commonwealth, Mrs Thatcher and South Africa. Sue Onslow (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
Monday 14 November. 5.15pm. Negotiation and Conflict in West Africa: The Portuguese Fort of Ajudá and the Social History of Afro-European Relations in the Bight of Benin. Carlos Silva, Jr. (Universidade Federal da Bahia)
Tuesday 15 November. 5.15pm. The Imperialism of decolonization?: Oxford, Cambridge and the Colonial Service. Sarah Stockwell (King’s College London)
Friday 18 November. 5.15pm. A Silver River in a Silver World: Dutch merchants in the South Atlantic, 1640s-1740s. David Freeman (Kansas City University)
Monday 21 November. 5.30pm. High Hopes – Labour and the rise and fall of High Rise housing. John Boughton (Municipal Dreams blog),
Tuesday 29 November. 5.15pm. Greyscale and Colour: The Hues of Nation and Empire c. 1945-1960. Lynda Nead (Birkbeck, University of London)
These seminars take place at Senate House, Malet St/Russell Square.
Monday 7 November. 5.15-7pm. African Influence in Renaissance Theatre
‘The idea of ‘Race’ is a socially constructed phenomenon. In Shakespeare’s works there are ideas of difference, some of these are negative, others are positive. Many academics emphasise the negative and ignore the positive, assuming these negative notions mean that people in sixteenth-century England were all racist. After all were not Englishmen enslaving Africans, was not a Letter written on 11 and 18 July 1596 to expel Africans from England? Onyeka challenges the way we perceive England in the sixteenth century. A deeper exploration of literature, politics and laws demonstrates that not all references to people of African descent were derogatory. Attitudes towards African people in Tudor England were not habitually negative and our desire to see it as such is more to do with now and Victorian revisionism – than then. During this event actors will be reading excerpts from
Young Othello for the first time.’
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Bumper BBH Events Listing from Kwaku
Black History Walks Events Listing
SKN Nottingham Seeks Voting Help
HLF and British Black History
Arthur Wharton Heritage Project
Back in 2010 the HLF funded the Arthur Wharton Heritage Project in Yorkshire, about the life of the footballer from the Gold Coast in Victorian and Edwardian period.
The project has a website at
The following in PDF format can be downloaded from Academia.edu
Trade, war and revolution The role of violence in the origins of Latin American capitalism (1776-1820)
Naija Marxisms: Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria
Appreciation of W. E. B. Du Bois
The Journal of Negro History
The Journal of Negro History founded by the US historian Carter G. Woodson. It contains many articles of relevance to those interested in British Black History and Slavery and post-slavery in the British West Indies.
Here are examples from Vol 31 (1946)
William Wells Brown as an Historian
George Washington Williams, Historian
Obituary of Herbert S H Macaulay
Arthur Holt, An Anglican Clergyman, Reports on Barbados, 1725-1733. (re- Society for the Propagation of the Gospel’s slave plantation at Codrington College). He speaks for Negro rights, bitterly protests against the slave regime, and crushed by the planter aristocracy he applied in 1732 to be transferred to North America.
Vol 44. 1959
Empire or Anarchy: The Jamaica Rebellion of 1865
The African Gentlemen, A Chapter in the Slave Trade
Barbadoes The Last Years of Slavery 1823-33
It would be very useful if a student would compile a complete index of articles of relevance to us in Britain.
I have a copy of each volume for sale at £10 each plus postage: firstname.lastname@example.org