Black History Month 2015 – thank you!

Val Watson, Chair of the BME Staff Network, Claire Henson, Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator and Vincent Wilson, Associate Professor and Reader in Autonomic Pharmacology, reflect on a fantastic Black History Month programme for 2015. As October draws to a close, so too does our programme for Black History Month 2015, which we are proud to say …

Going global: restoring agency to black history

This post is contributed by Joe Merton, Lecturer in Twentieth Century History, Faculty of Arts. His main area of expertise is the social and political history of the twentieth century United States. It is a great privilege to teach black history at university. Few fields of history offer such lively and provocative source material; such breadth; …

“Twitter is the revolution”: recycling Panther protest for #BlackLivesMatter

Hannah Jeffery is a PhD student at The University of Nottingham, working with Professor Zoe Trodd on the AHRC-funded Antislavery Usable Past Project. Her project examines the antislavery usable past in 1960s protest movements, as a model for contemporary abolitionism. In doing this, she seeks to understand how Black Power advocates used the memory and legacy …

Explore Caribbean funeral traditions through an award-winning film

Catherine Ross, Founder and Director of SKN Heritage Museum, will be introducing the museum’s first documentary film, Nine Nights, at a special screening of the film at Nottingham Lakeside Arts on Monday 5 October from 6pm as part of our Black History Month 2015 programme of events. The film has already won an award and …

Welcome to Black History Month 2015 at UoN

Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Network, introduces the University’s exciting programme for Black History Month 2015. This is the third year that the University is celebrating Black History Month, and we are delighted to offer a varied range of events to students, staff and the public this year, including public lectures, music and more. As a …

Black History Month 2014 – thank you!

Claire Henson (Equality and Diversity Officer) and Val Watson (BME Staff Network Chair) reflect on Black History Month 2014… The programme of events for The University of Nottingham’s celebration of Black History Month 2014 has been incredibly busy, rich, diverse, entertaining, thought provoking and ground-breaking. So much to learn, enjoy and discover about Black people who have …

Black History Month 2014 — we need you

We’ve woken up! Black History Month 2014 isn’t that far off, so we’re starting to gather news, profiles and events to feature on this blog in October. Are you arranging an event to celebrate Black History Month — a public lecture, conference, dance-off, workshop or food fayre? Are you a BME researcher or member of …

Staff profile — meet Pvail Singh Puri

The fifth staff profile in our Black History Month series comes from Pvail Singh Puri, IT Support Assistant at the University. All of our staff profile volunteers are part of the University’s BME Network. Where are you from? Nottingham, United Kingdom. Parents are from Punjab the north of India. How long have you been working at the …

Staff profile — meet Samantha Longe Thomas

Throughout Black History Month we’ll be publishing profiles of staff who are members of The University of Nottingham’s BME network. Membership of the network is open to African, Asian, Chinese or Caribbean staff and staff who self-define as belonging to a minority ethnic group. Contact Val Watson if you’d like more information on the network or would like …