October 19, 2016, by Claire Henson
Black History Month in The Department of History
Dr Onni Gust talks about the Department of History’s collaborative contribution to Black History Month 2016.
Black History Month highlights the experiences, activities, achievements and ideas of Black people in the history of Britain and the wider world. It serves as a reminder of the contributions of Black people to society and to their agency in effecting historical change.
Black history is a fundamental part of British history, yet it is often under-represented in both academic and public history. This year’s theme, ‘Resetting the Mind-set’ addresses the ‘unconscious bias’ of historians of all periods and the erasure of Black lives and experiences from mainstream history. With this in mind, the Department of History are displaying thirty one posters for each day of the month, which feature public historians, theorists, artists and activists who have informed and changed history as a discipline. This mini-exhibition documents some of the contributions of Black people to History as a discipline.
You can view the posters in the atrium of the History Department, Lenton Grove, University Park and via the Department’s website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/history/news-events/bhm-2016.aspx.