Looking back on Centre for Research in Race and Rights events

This year’s Black History Month events, run by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights in collaboration with the American and Canadian Studies Department, were a great success, reaching a variety of communities in Nottingham and provoking important discussions. Below are reviews of the various events held. October Dialogues: ‘Unspeakable Things Unspoken’: Transatlantic Slavery …

Black History Month 2016 – thank you!

Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Network, reflects on another successful year celebrating Black History Month. As we come to the end of Black History Month 2016, I look back with a sense of pride over all of the activity that has taken place across the month. Huge thanks go out to all those …

Thoughts on The Evolution of an Emcee – with Akala

Yesterday, I attended The Evolution of an Emcee talk at The University of Nottingham’s Arts Centre given by guest speaker, Akala, an award-winning British rapper and poet. The MC talked in depth about the importance of understanding the impact Afro-Caribbean cultures have had on the music industry and how the way in which Africa is continually …

Black History Month Colloquium

Dr Meghan Gray from Physics and Astronomy talks about how the School is celebrating Black History Month by reflecting on how to reach traditionally underrepresented groups. Pathways to impact. Public outreach. Student recruitment. Research Excellence. Most academics will relate to the familiar feeling of trying to juggling multiple balls when setting priorities for academic work. …

Black History Month at the Centre for Research in Race and Rights

Hannah Jeffrey, a PhD student in American Studies with research interests such as the Black Power Movement and Emancipation and Abolition, introduces the events being hosted by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights for Black History Month 2016. Whilst 2015 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the US Voting Rights Act and UK Race Relations Act, 2016 …

Welcome to Black History Month 2016!

Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Network, introduces the University’s exciting programme for Black History Month 2016. For the fourth year running, the University is celebrating Black History Month. The programme showcases activities and events across our schools, departments and professional services. All these events are open to everyone – so come along, whether you’re …

Events for Black History Month 2016

Once again, the University has organised a range of events to celebrate Black History Month throughout October. From public lectures to film screenings, musical events and more, there’s plenty going on – so make sure you get these dates in your diary! Take a look at our gallery of events and find booking links below. We’ll …