Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Black and Asian Britain seminars

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in conjunction with the Black & Asian Studies Association present:
Black and Asian Britain seminars
Senate House, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1
6 to 7.30 pm,

Everyone is welcome. You do not have to pre-book/register. (Contact:

27 September (G34 - Gordon Room) Kate Donnington 'Feeding the ghosts': George Hibbert, the West India Docks and the memory of British Slave Ownership.' This paper will explore the ways in which George Hibbert has been represented in the West India Dock area. It will consider the relationship between the representation and memory of slave ownership in Britain.

18 October (The Court Room, 1st Floor) Kwame Nimako, ‘The Legacy of Atlantic Slavery: the Unfinished Business of Emancipation’. Abolition is a legal act, and this has taken place; emancipation is a social, political and economic process, and has not yet been achieved. Taking the Dutch situation as a point of departure, I offer an assessment of how current struggles over recognition, remembrance and commemoration remain at the forefront, as revealed, for example, in the 2007 bicentenary in Great Britain, and in the preparations for the 150th anniversary of the abolition of Dutch slavery which will occur in 2013. (Book will be on sale at £15)

15 November ( G32 - Russell Room, Room) Michael Ohajuru, ‘An Introduction to the Black Presence in Renaissance Europe’ as exemplified by the Black Magus's image found on a 16th Century Rood Screen from Devon. (Now in the Victoria & Albert Museum's Collection (W.54-1928). How did the image reach Devon and what might it have meant at the time?

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