Black Studies Association

Blackness in Britain 2015

'The Black Special Relationship'

African American scholarship and its impact on Black intellectual life in Britain

30 -31 October 2015

Birmingham City University

Confirmed Keynotes:

Professor Patricia Hill Collins

Associate Professor Barnor Hesse

Professor Gus John

Professor Denise Ferreira De Silva

In addition to keynote presentations from internationally renowned scholars such as Professor Patricia Hill Collins, Associate Professor Barnor Hesse, Professor Gus John and Professor Denise Ferreira De Silva, the BSA are inviting academics and activists to submit papers for the proposed panel debates which address topics and themes such as (but not limited to): Black feminist activism and scholarship; Pan-Africanism in Britain; Community organising and activism; Blackness, sexualities and sexual politics; The legacy of 'New Ethnicities';  Neoliberalism, colonialism, imperialism; Education; Faith, theology, religion and blackness; Black space, black geographies;  African centred thought; and African diasporic borders.

Read more...for call for papers, 250-word abstracts should be submitted by 1st May 2015