BLACKNESS IN BRITAIN
An interdisciplinary Black Studies conference
Thursday 12th September 2013
Newman University, Birmingham
People of African ancestry have a long history and tradition in the United Kingdom. This history has been hallmarked by a number of struggles for recognition and against discrimination. In the present context of global uncertainty, and the reshaping of the British welfare state, as well as the UK’s attempts to reposition itself in relation to Europe, it is essential that we examine the place of the Black population and the challenges that lie ahead in the future.
Academia should play a central role in researching and entering into the necessary debates about the future of Black Britain, however our voices have largely been marginalised within the British academy. The aim of this conference is to bring together academics who are engaged in the essential work of researching the past, present and future condition of the Black population in Britain. We also hope that this will be the first conference of many and aim to build a network of Black academics in the UK.
Confirmed keynotes for the conference are:
- Dr Tracey Reynolds, London South Bank University
- Dr Robert Beckford, Canterbury Christ Church University
- Dr Anthony Reddie, Aston University
We received an overwhelming response to the call for papers and would like to thank everyone who sent in an abstract. We are currently working on the conference programme, which will be available shortly
There are now a limited number of spaces available for the conference. If you would like to attend please fill in the registration form below and return firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.