Centre for Black Humanities
Researching the histories, art and thought of people of African descent
Our centre seeks to foster the broad range of research currently being done in the Faculty of Arts around the artistic and intellectual work of people of African descent.
We aim to create an international hub for Black Humanities research in the heart of Bristol.
Current interdisciplinary projects include work on Black British Art, African small magazines, and UK Hip-Hop, ethics and social justice, slavery and its legacies, and race and genetics in contemporary fiction.
We are committed to reaching audiences outside the traditional university through a diverse programme of film screenings, reading groups, performances and research collaborations with local communities. Such activities enable our research to generate impact in other areas including the cultural industries and higher education policy.
Image: Lubaina Himid Venetian Maps: Ceramicists, Acrylic on Canvas, 1997. Photo: Rochadale Arts & Heritage Service.
Find out more about the Centre for Black Humanities
Dr James West (Northumbria University), ‘Write Me In!: African American Third Party Candidates and the 1968 Presidential Campaign’
13 February 2019, 4.00 PM
Dr James McNally (Bristol), ‘From St. P to Southern Meadows: Towards an Afro-Bristolian Hip-Hop Perspective’
19 February 2019, 4.30 PM
Professor Hazel Carby (Yale University), ‘Difficult Times’, Inside Arts Lecture 2019
12 March 2019, 5.00 PM
- City Conversation III: Making Real Change, 26th September 2018 26 September 2018
- Black History Month Short Course 22 August 2018
- Centre for Black Humanities in the news 3 July 2018