Tackling discrimination in football – our conversation with Brendon Batson & Troy Townsend

On Thursday 15 October, University of Nottingham Sport were delighted to welcome ex-West Brom footballer Brendon Batson and Troy Townsend, Education and Development Manager with Kick It Out, for a conversation about racism and discrimination in football. It was fascinating but often shocking to hear these speakers talk about their personal experiences both on and off …

Tackling discrimination in sport with Brendon Batson and Kick It Out

Hayley Bennett, Education Officer at Kick It Out, discusses our upcoming event with Brendon Batson, former footballer, Professional Footballers’ Association trustee and adviser to the FA, and Troy Townsend from Kick It Out. Black History Month has historically been the most important month in Kick It Out’s calendar. From our formation as ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of …

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. …

A Pulitzer Prize Winner on Campus

Hannah Jeffery is an MRes student in American & Canadian Studies, where she is writing a dissertation on the aesthetic and political legacies of the Black Panther Party. In this post, she looks forward to welcoming Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Winner of Pulitzer Prize in History, for our final Black History Month lecture. Ever since 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 …

Nas at Lovebox, 20 years of Illmatic

To mark Black History Month, Nottingham MRes student Jasmine Gothelf (American & Canadian Studies) reviews a recent performance by the African American artist Nas in Britain, and discusses the ongoing political relevance of hip hop to contemporary African American life. To hear about another black activist’s visit to Britain, please join the American & Canadian …