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 …

War, race and imagery

James Brookes is a PhD student in the American and Canadian Studies department, where he is writing a dissertation on the visual culture of American Civil War soldiers. He recently completed an MRes thesis on photographic portraiture’s relationship with Union citizen-soldiers. He is a research associate with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. …

Race and rights: screening of Fruitvale Station

By Hannah-Rose Murray, PhD student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. She is a research associate with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, and a co-convener of the October Dialogues 2015. Her PhD focuses on transatlantic abolitionism and African American resistance against racism in nineteenth century Britain. In celebration of Black History Month …

A Time to Break Silence – Martin Luther King and 2001: A Space Odyssey

Patrick Henderson is a first-year PhD student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies and a research associate with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. He is currently researching the influence of American popular culture on Jamaican communities in New York City, having recently completed his MA thesis on Underground Resistance, Afrofuturism and …

“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 …

The October Dialogues 2015: Britain’s first conference on the Black Lives Matter movement

Hannah-Rose Murray is a PhD student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. She is a research associate with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, and a co-convener of the October Dialogues 2015. Her PhD focuses on transatlantic abolitionism and African American resistance against racism in nineteenth century Britain. For Black History …

Highlights from ‘Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners’ with David Olusoga

On Monday 12 October, we were joined by David Olusoga, historian and broadcaster to explore ‘Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners’, named for the BBC documentary David presented earlier this year. We also heard insightful talks from Katie Donington, Centre for Research in Race and Rights (who worked with David on the television programme) and Dr Susanne …

#BlackLivesMatter: Black History Month at the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R)

In this blog post, Timo Schrader and Rosemary Pearce, Centre for Research in Race and Rights Directors, discuss their programme of events this October. In 1965, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, both the United States and the United Kingdom signed fundamental Civil Rights acts into law: the Voting Rights Act in the …

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners

Katie Donington is currently a Research Associate on the Antislavery Usable Past project in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at The University of Nottingham, and is Co-director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. In this blog, she looks forward to an upcoming event with David Olusoga on Monday 12 October. …

Events for Black History Month 2015

Black History Month kicks off this week, marking the start of a month of celebrating black history, art and culture at The University of Nottingham and beyond. We’ve got a range of events taking place on campus and in the city, ranging from music and spoken word to public lectures. Almost all are free. Get …