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
Telling the Story of Sport: Narrating Sport in a Global Context
2 April 2020, 9.30 AM
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
Symposium: What is the Reparative History of Race? Co-hosted with the Department of History
5 May 2020, 3.30 PM
- New book published by Centre director Dr Josie Gill 20 February 2020
- University of Bristol appoints new black history professor 1 November 2019
- Centre for Black Humanities Research Fund 8 October 2019