Making Slave Trade Legacies visible in British heritage venues

Susanne Seymour is Associate Professor in Geography and a Deputy Director of the Institute of the Study of Slavery at the University of Nottingham. In this blog she reflects on the important though challenging task of integrating histories of slavery in heritage venues ahead of our film screenings and discussion next week. That there exists …

Making Waves – the life stories of black, British citizens from African-Caribbean communities

Patcee Francis, filmmaker and director of Making Waves, discusses the documentary ahead of our public screening and Q&A on Wednesday 14 October. Making Waves is a new film from Syncopate Media and comparing the lives of young black people growing up in the 1980’s with those growing up today. Nearly 40 years after the 1976 …

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 …

Talking ’bout a revolution — social and political change

Talking History — a conversation between two giants of early 20th century political history — will be screened next week as part of Black History Month. Filmed in 1983, Talking History places two of the twentieth century’s most influential historians, political and cultural commentators in conversation with each other.  Their discussion offers insights into the political context of the …

Young Soul Rebels on the big screen

Abigail Ward, Associate Professor in the School of English, will be introducing and discussing Young Soul Rebels at a special Black History Month screening of the film on Tuesday 21 October. She shares her thoughts on the film in this guest post.  For this year’s Black History Month, I am introducing a screening of Isaac …