Join Bristol’s world-leading Centre for Black Humanities as we examine the histories, creativity and intellectual legacies of Africa and its diasporas in current debates around race and the humanities.
|Programme dates||Sunday 16 June to Saturday 6 July 2024|
|Credits||Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive 10 academic credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 3 US semester credits.|
|Early-bird application ends||Friday 1 March 2024|
|Closing date for all applications||
End of Thursday 2 May 2024
Places are limited and offers for programme places are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who it's for
This programme is open to international students from any academic background with an interest in learning about the rich and diverse artistic and intellectual histories of Africa and its diasporas.
What you will learn
You’ll be hosted by our unique and world-leading Centre for Black Humanities in Bristol, a city with roots deep in the histories of Transatlantic slavery and colonialism, radical thought and resistance.
Our interdisciplinary summer school invites you to explore the cycles and circuits that connect our city to national and global dialogues around race and the humanities.
You’ll engage with key thinkers and issues across a range of fields – from film, visual culture and music to history and literature.
We’ll begin by asking ‘What is Black Humanities?’ before going on to address themes such as history and memory, Black feminisms and the cultural and intellectual legacies of Black radical thought.
Through these sessions you will gain critical insight into pressing social questions – from the current resurgence of the Black Lives Matter Movement to debates around the legacies of the Transatlantic slave trade and the demonisation of Critical Race Theory.
During this summer school you will:
- learn about the rich history of cultural and intellectual innovation across Africa and its diasporas through an interdisciplinary and humanities-based lens;
- develop key transferrable research skills from critical reading and viewing to hands-on experience in archives;
- engage key cultural sites in the city of Bristol and its environs;
- understand how important debates in society today are deeply rooted in histories of race and radical thought;
- engage with important thinkers and texts in the Black Humanities;
- examine historical constructions of race and racialised identities;
- develop presentation, communication and teamworking skills.
You can read the course description, aims, intended learning outcomes, and teaching and assessment information in our Unit Catalogue.
Find out more about your summer experience by viewing our Black Humanities Programme Outline 2023 (PDF, 183kB). Note that this programme outline is from 2023; the 2024 provision may vary.
If you need to view the programme outline in another format, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for this summer school:
|Study level||Currently studying at undergraduate level|
|Subject requirements||Studying an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences degree|
|Academic requirements||GPA equivalent to 60–63% on the UK scale, C on the ECTS scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale|
|English language requirements||
If English is not your first language, you need to meet the English Language Requirement Profile C.
|Age||18 or over|
We provide accommodation, meals, and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.