Friday, 3 May 2013

Black and Asian Britain seminars

 Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in conjunction with the Black & Asian Studies Association

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.

Friday May 10, room G37 (Ground Floor)
Hakim Adi (University of Chichester) , Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939
Dr Adi will discuss his forthcoming book, which examines how and why a Pan-Africanist approach was adopted by the Comintern in relation to Africa and the African Diaspora, and highlights the agency of African, African American and Caribbean activists in determining and implementing this approach.

Tuesday, June 11, room  Room G37 (Ground Floor)
Charles Foy (Eastern Illinois University) , Black seamen in the 18th century
My Black Mariner Database of 23,000 18th century Black seamen working on European, American and African vessels demonstrates that freedom in the Black Atlantic was fluid, depending upon location and time.

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