Scholar Activism in the 21st century Conference in London, June 22-23, 2018

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June 22, 2018 to June 23, 2018
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, British History / Studies, Contemporary History

A  conference on "Scholar Activism in the 21st Century" will be taking place on June 22-23, 2018 at the British Library in London, and will examine how scholars, activists, and students can work together for social change. The conference will put scholars into conversation with activists to discuss how scholars and activists can work together, put recent social movements such as The Black Lives Matter Movement into scholarly and historical perspective, and highlight some ways in which scholars and activists in the US, UK  and beyond are working together and engaging in efforts for social justice. There will be several interactive workshops, including workshops on decolonizing education. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who will speak on “The Black Lives Matter movement in the Age of Trump.” Professor Heather Thompson, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer prize, will also speak at the conference. The conference is co-sponsored by the British Association for American Studies, the Sussex Centre for American Studies, the British Library, and the US Embassy in the UK.   To see the full programme and register, see 

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For any questions, please contact Melissa Milewski, Lecturer in American History, University of Sussex

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