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Researching Black British History

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  • Discover the fantastic collections available for researching Black British History and learn more about research techniques and challenges.

    In this 2-hour workshop, History staff and postgraduate students at The University of Manchester will discuss their current projects, partnership with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, archives at a local and national level, and how to conduct oral history interviews.

    All welcome, and please book in advance.


    • Xavier Banson, MA History student whose dissertation is entitled ‘Conflict and Community: Social and Cultural Interactions between African and Caribbean Populations in Black Britain, 1989-2010.’

    • Zalirah Cooper, second year PhD student working on thesis entitled ‘Black British History in the North of England: 1970’s-1980’s.’

    • Dr Eloise Moss, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History.

    • Jessica White, third year PhD student working on thesis entitled ‘Motherhood, womanhood, and selfhood: constructing female identities in the inner city, 1970-2000.’

    This event is part of a programme of events celebrating Black History Month. For more information about the planned activities, please visit the website.


    This event will take place online.

    To book your place, please register via Eventbrite.

    The joining details will be emailed on the day of the event.

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