Archive | October, 2016

Black History Month Event : Join The Citizenship, ‘race’ and belonging (CRaB) research network on Monday 31st October for several talks.

The Citizenship, ‘race’ and belonging (CRaB) research network cordially invite you to join us on Monday, 31st October (refreshments from 5:30, talk at 6pm) in DS 2.14 for the following talk:   Black Preachers in Georgian Portsmouth   Portsmouth is not the first place that springs to mind when we imagine the eighteenth-century black British presence. But, as ‘the world’s greatest naval port’, it served as one of the main entry points for African and African-American sailors travelling to Britain. When they arrived among the dirt, noise and drunkenness of the industrialising port city, some of these individuals took it upon themselves to save the souls of Portsmouth’s ‘poor sinners’.   What did these pioneering figures make of Pompey, and how were they treated by the locals when they arrived? What exactly did they preach here? And how did they carve out a life for themselves during an age of slavery? In celebration of black history month, this paper explores the experiences of three key black preachers in Georgian Portsmouth.   *Ryan Hanley is Salvesen Junior Fellow in History at New College Oxford. He is the author of several articles on black intellectuals in eighteenth-century Britain, and is co-editor, with […]

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CFP : HESCALE – Histoire, Économie, Sociologie des Cinémas d’Afrique et du Levant

HESCALE – Histoire, Économie, Sociologie des Cinémas d’Afrique et du Levant Call for Papers International Conference – Strasbourg (France) –15, 16, 17 March 2017 Producing films in/with Africa and the Middle East      Maghrebi, Arab, Mediterranean and African cinemas have become favoured areas of research, particularly with respect to the political, cultural, social and aesthetic issues communicated by the films in the context of their national and international reception. By contrast, the production and circulation of these films have not attracted attention beyond the work of a few isolated researchers and films critics. While Africa is often wrongly perceived as being a desert for films, it now boasts several flourishing national cinemas, even besides Nollywood. Indeed, Africa has never produced as many films as it does today. These films are very popular in certain parts of the world while unknown if not rejected in others. Meanwhile in the Middle East, countries without any film cultures or film traditions, are attempting to redefine relationships of power with respect to the production and circulation of films. Furthermore, the digital revolution, and its economic and cultural impact have transformed the processes of film production, distribution and circulation. While recent interest in Nollywood […]

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