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
Michell Chresfield (University of Birmingham) ‘Who Belongs?: Race, Identity, and the Making of America’s Triracial Isolates’.
12 February 2020, 4.00 PM
Olivette Otele (University of Bristol), ‘Colonial Histories and the Challenges of Scholarly Activism’
25 February 2020, 6.00 PM
James Dawkins (University College London), ‘Shared History / Conflicting Memories – Remembering the Slave-owning History of the Dawkins Family, 1664-1833’
22 April 2020, 4.00 PM
- Centre for Black Humanities Research Fund 8 October 2019
- Professor Madhu Krishnan has been awarded an ERC Starter Grant from the European Research Council. 23 September 2019
- Reframing Slavery: Dr Dorothy Price works with Helen Legg, new director of Tate Liverpool to acknowledge Britain’s part in the slave trade 9 July 2019