For the public:
Making History: Christian Cole, Alain Locke and Oscar Wilde at Oxford
Where: Longwall Library at Magdalen College, Oxford
When: from now until October 21 2019
Further information: https://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/news/32822/
Early Black Lives Special Seminar
Where: Joan Thirsk Common Room, Faculty of History, George Street OX1 2RL
When: Wednesday 16 October, 13.30 - 16.00
To mark Black History Month and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography's Early Black Lives release, a special seminar will take place 13.30-16.00pm on 16 October in the Common Room, Faculty of History.
The seminar will feature presentations by some of the authors of the new ODNB entries, followed by a Q&A. Speakers include Dr Miranda Kaufmann, historian, journalist and author of Black Tudors: The Untold Story (2017); Dr Onyeka Nubia, novelist, historian and author of Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins (2013); Dr Katherine Paugh, Associate Professor of North American Women's History at Oxford and author of The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine and Fertility in the Age of Abolition (2017); and Dr Anders Ingram (History Faculty and ODNB), who will speak about the Early Black Lives initiative and its intentions more broadly.
Chair: Dr Faridah Zaman.
1.30 - 1.50 Anders Ingram: 'Black British History in the ODNB'
2.00 - 2.20 Katherine Paugh: ‘The Life of Mary Hylas: The Age of Abolition from an Afro-Caribbean Woman’s Perspective’.
2.30 - 2.50 Onyeka Nubia: 'Under the hegemony of post-colonialism creating a precolonial lexicography'
3.00 - 3.20 Miranda Kaufmann: 'Diego the Black Tudor circumnavigator and putting Black British Lives centre stage'
Tea/coffee will be provided.
This event is co-hosted by the Race Equality Working Group and OUP. For enquires, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Towards a Wider Life’: Norman Manley in Britain and Jamaica
Where: Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DW
When: 19 October 3:00pm
Jesus College, the History Faculty & the School of Geography and the Environment cordially invite you to an event celebrating the presence of Norman Manley at Jesus College. Enjoy an afternoon of talks plus a theatrical performance by Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Collective.
BME Staff Network 2019 Black History Month Lecture:
Professor Paul Gilroy ‘How should we write the history of antiracism in Britain?’
When: Friday 25 October at 5.30pm
Where: Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College
Lecture and discussion 5.30 - 7pm, followed by reception
Chineke! Championing Change and Celebrating Diversity in Classical Music
When: Wednesday 30 October 2019, 6pm (conversation and Q&A) and 7pm (concert)
Where: New College Antechapel
TORCH is delighted to host the first visit to Oxford by Chineke!
Founded in 2015 by the double bass player, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, Chineke! provides career opportunities for black and minority ethnic (BME) musicians. Chineke!'s mission is ‘championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’ and it has achieved this through performances by the professional Chineke! Orchestra which comprises a majority of BME musicians, and the Chineke! Junior Orchestra for aspiring young BME players aged 11 to 22.
The musicians in the Chineke! Chamber Ensemble are all principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra and they bring a varied programme to the Oxford which, as in all their concerts, features works by BME composers alongside more familiar repertoire. The concert will be preceded by a talk and Q&A session with Chineke!'s founder and Artistic Director, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, in conversation with Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey.
Celebrating Black History Month
‘Carte blanche à/to Olivette Otele’
This event is convened by Professor Catriona Seth (All Souls).
Black History Month speaker event
The education and migration activist Dami Makinde of We Belong: (https://www.webelong.org.uk/staff)
Where: Trinity College, Oxford
When: Friday 25 October at 5pm
Further information: https://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/
Liberation Library @ Wadham College
Where: Wadham College
When: Dates tbc
Students and Library staff at Wadham College have organised the purchase and display of ‘Liberation Books’ for the library. Literature ranging from ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’, to more recent work from Akala: ‘Natives: Race and class in the ruins of empire’, will be on display in the college library.
Further information: https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/
BAME panel discussion
Hosted by Professor Patricia Kingori, Associate Professor in Global Health Ethics at the Nuffield Department of Population Health
When: November (exact dates tbc)
Further information will be available from: https://www.some.ox.ac.uk/
Further details of Black History Month SU-led events and content are available here:
Oxford SU Black History Month Blog: https://www.oxfordsu.org/blog/blackhistorymonth/
Oxford and colonialism then and now
Why teaching migration, belonging and Empire should be supported and fully funded in secondary schools
Co-authored by Jason Todd, PGCE History Tutor in the Department of Education, Oxford, the report calls on the government to support and fully fund the teaching of migration, including Empire, in secondary schools though.
Oxford and colonialism: then and now
Working Group on Oxford University and Colonialism led by Laura Van Broekhoven and Kalypso Nicolaidis.
The Working Group is currently overseeing a project, funded by the University’s Diversity Fund, which aims to bring together – specifically through a website - activities taking place at Oxford with regards to addressing the relationship between our University and colonialism and how this has affected (and continues to affect) the collegiate University’s architecture, admission and recruitment processes and curriculum throughout. In doing so, its ambition is to encourage debates around issues of colonialism in the University, and explore the boundary between past and present-day colonialism and coloniality.
Common Ground. For event details follow: @CommonGroundOx on twitter
Events have included a week long symposium with a discussion in the Pitt Rivers Museum on “How Oxford Benefitted from Exploitation”.
The Uncomfortable Oxford project
Run by doctoral students offering walking tours in the city. The tours cover topics of imperialism, inequality, slavery, gender history, religious diversity, violence and memorialisation.
Tour details are available here: https://www.uncomfortableoxford.co.uk