Black Britain Virtual Speaker Series

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October 4, 2021 to December 6, 2021
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, British History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies

The British, Irish and Empire Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin's fall 2021 semester theme is Black Britain. For further information, please contact Marian Barber at All panels are at noon Central Time (18:00GMT). Our panels are as follows.

Monday, 4 October, 6 p.m. GMT, noon CDT

Zoom registration required:

The Contours of Race in Britain Past and Present

Shahmima Akhtar, Royal Holloway University of London

Liam Liburd, University of Durham


Thursday, 21 October 10, 6 p.m. GMT, noon CDT 

Forgotten Lives: The Individual and the Archive in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Black British History

Gretchen Gerzina, University of Massachussetts, Amherst

Ryan Hanley, Exeter University


Friday, 29 October, 6 p.m. GMT, noon CDT

Early Modern Black Britain: Now and Then

Tamara Lewis, Southern Methodist University

John Meyer, University of Texas at Austin


Friday 12 November, 6 p.m. GMT, noon CDT 

Race, Ethnicity and the Visual Arts in 21st Century Britain

Eddie Chambers , University of Texas at Austin

Richard Hylton, SOAS, London


Monday, 6 December, 6 p.m. GMT, noon CDT

Borders, Deportation and Discrimination

Luke De Noronha, University College London

Andrew Thompson, Oxford University

Contact Info: 

Philippa Levine, Director, Program in British, Irish and Empire Studies, University of Texas at Austin