Urban Roots of Creative Black Culture: Gender, Music and the Body

February 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm [AST -04:00]
Event Location:
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
United Kingdom
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

A co-sponsored event from the University of Birmingham, "Decolonising the Archives, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers and the Society for Caribbean Studies."

This public event brings together an international team of African-Caribbean researchers to think about gender, the city and creativity in African and Caribbean culture. What have been the histories of black culture in the city and how has black culture shaped the city? What have been women’s and men’s distinctive contributions to musical and dance forms? What roles have race and racism played in building that contribution? And what can we say about the future of black culture in the UK?

The event includes film extracts on black dance and culture from the archives, a keynote address from Professor Carolyn Cooper and a discussion panel. 

Registration is now open and its free to attend.