Call for Panels: Conference on Intersectional Challenges in Afroeuropean Communities, 7-10 July 2021

The 8th biennial conference of the Afroeuropeans Network will take place at Vrije Universiteit Brussel [University in Brussels, Belgium], 7-10 July 2021. The key focus of the discussions at this international, interdisciplinary gathering will centre on 'Intersectional Challenges in Afroeuropean Communities.' CONFERENCE THEMES (AND 'STREAMS') Throughout the four-day programme a wide range of panel presentations,... Continue Reading →

British Black Art in the 1980s: Visualising the Political Aesthetics of Sufferation, Resistance and Liberation

PRELUDE: Reflections from Stuart Hall about the history and significance of the British 'Black Art' movement during the 1980s: "This new 'horizon' produced a polemical and politicised art: a highly graphic, iconographic art of line and montage, cut-out and collage, image and slogan: the 'message' often appearing too pressing, too immediate, too literal, to brook... Continue Reading →

Navigating the Dreams of an Icon: The Cy Grant Archives at the LMA – a new heritage initiative for 2016/17

The Cy Grant Trust – working in partnership with the education charity Windrush Foundation  and London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) – recently received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to catalogue the archives of the writer, actor, musician, barrister and equalities campaigner, Cy Grant (1919-2010). Cyril Ewart Lionel Grant (known as 'Cy') was born in Guyana... Continue Reading →

Memory and Museums at “AfroEuropeans V” (University of Münster, Germany)

Earlier in September I was pleased to present a conference paper at AfroEuropeans V: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe (University of Münster, 16-19 September 2015) – the fifth biennial network event exploring socio-political issues and spatialities relating to histories of migration, diaspora formation, economic interdependencies and cultural links between Africa and Europe. My contribution... Continue Reading →

“American Policing: Lessons on Resistance” – Discussions at the Schomburg in New York

‘American Policing: Lessons on Resistance’ is the title of a panel discussion that took place at the Schomburg in New York on 18th February 2015 as a follow-up conversation to their recent town-hall-style debate on ‘American Policing: The War on Black Bodies’. The session featured wide-ranging commentary on issues related to police brutality, racial discrimination, ‘stop and frisk’/’stop... Continue Reading →

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