Black Humanities

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 
Programme fee

What's included?

We offer a 10% discount for early-bird applicants who apply by Friday 1 March 2024 and to students from International Partner Universities and Study Abroad student mobility partners.

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. 

Entry requirements

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

Why choose a Bristol Summer?

We provide accommodation, meals, and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.

Contact us

You can email or phone us if you have any questions about the course or your eligibility.

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