14 October 2020, 10.30am - 6.00pm
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
10.30 am Political Activism and transnational solidarity
‘Early pan-African endeavours in the black Atlantic world, 1890-1912’, David Killingray (ICwS).
‘Militant Diaspora: The International African Service Bureau and the Caribbean Labour Rebellions’, Kesewa John (University of Chichester).
‘The West Indian Federation and the Caribbean diaspora in Britain’, Ellie Kramer-Taylor (KCL).
‘Racism as structural violence: The case of British African-Caribbean People’, Shireen Mushtaq with Aiman Iqbal and Arooba Ali (Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan).
‘Black Sections in the Labour Party 1983-7: Apartheid, Colonialism and understandings of anti-racism in Britain’, Dr Robin Bunce (Homerton College, University of Cambridge).
Q & A
Chair: Philip Murphy (ICwS).
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm New Books
Stephen Bourne (Under Fire: Black Britain in Wartime).
Kathleen Chater (Henry Box Brown: From Slavery to Show Business).
Shirly J. Thompson (discussing House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons by Kadie Kanneh-Mason).
3.30 pm Representing Black Women
‘Girl/Ship: Challenging Geographic, Historical, and Formal Historical Methods in Black British Studies’, Samantha Pinto (University of Texas at Austin).
‘Claiming Mary Seacole’, Jordan Harris (University of Leicester).
‘Josephine Morcashani: A Briton Performing Black Femininity on Stages across Europe’, Jeff Bowersox (UCL).
Q & A
Chair: Joanna Brown (Royal African Society).
5.30 pm Concluding remarks
Convenors: Philip Murphy, Michael Ohajuru, Miranda Kaufmann and Joanna Brown.
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