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Next Independent Working Class Education Seminar (London) and Public History event
IWCE : planning education for change
Saturday 21st March 10.30 - 3.00
London Brunswick Community Centre, Foundling Court.
See the note on the door for Room 10.
Across from Russell Square tube station.
Meirian Jump, Archivist & Library Development Officer, 'Archives
& Education at the Marx Memorial Library’
Arthur McIvor (Stratthclyde Uni.) on Working Lives, Work in Britain since 1945
Rosa Vilbr, An oral history on Centreprise bookshop/cafe in
history of busworkers in London and the present dispute and "We are fortunate to have Osamu Umezaki from the Osaka Labour
Archive in Japan joining us on Saturday. His
interests include Oral history."
Each presentation is short and a lively discussion is welcome.
We'll also look at the IWCE Manifesto and plan future events in Leicester, Edinburgh and London.
Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H
Room on the 2nd floor- lift and stairs to all
Talk starts promptly at 11.30am
“Making public forgotten black
histories 1750-2014: From ghostly hands to children’s memorials on slave graves”
The talk discusses not only traditional memorials, walking
trails and artworks, but also ghostly legacies of the trade, including human
body parts. Taking the small slave port of Lancaster, England, as a key case
study, the talk draws on recent theoretical work on corporeality, spectrality, Holocaust
studies, trauma, dark tourism, the Black Atlantic and memory studies to
interrogate the meanings of these legacies. It develops the idea of “guerrilla
memorialisation” used historically and in recent responses to the trade.
Professor Alan Rice, University of
Alan Rice is Professor in English and American Studies at
the University of Central Lancashire and co-director of the recently formed
Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) there. He has degrees from
the University of Edinburgh, Bowling Green State University, Ohio and Keele. He
has worked on the interdisciplinary study of the Black Atlantic for the past
two decades including publishing Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic (Continuum,
2003). Alan was academic advisor to the Slave Trade Arts Memorial Project
in Lancaster, was editor in chief of Manchester’s Revealing Histories
Website and a co-curator of the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester’s 2007-8
exhibition Trade and Empire: Remembering Slavery. His latest monograph
is Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the
Black Atlantic (Liverpool UP, 2010) and his latest edited collection is a
special issue of Atlantic Studies on the “Slave Trade’s Dissonant
Heritage” edited with Johanna Kardux (2012). He is also continuing the work on
black abolitionists in Britain started in his co-edited Liberating Sojourn:
Frederick Douglass and Transatlantic Reform (Georgia, 1999) with a new
collection in Slavery and Abolition (2012) with Fionnghuala Sweeney. He
is an advisor to museums in Liverpool, Lancaster and Manchester and his latest
museum publication is a catalogue essay for Manchester’s 2012 We Face
Forward West African Art exhibition. His articles have appeared in a wide
range of journals including, Slavery and Abolition, Atlantic Studies,
Patterns of Prejudice, Journal of American Studies and Research in African
Literatures. He has organised landmark events on issues in Black history in
Britain including a 2013 event commemorating the mutiny of African American GIs
in Bamber Bridge. He has given keynote presentations in Britain, Germany, the
United State and France and in January 2012 he gave the Martin Luther King
Memorial Lecture in Hamburg. He has contributed to documentaries for the BBC,
Border Television and public broadcasting in America as well as appearing on
BBC’s The One Show in February 2013. More information can be found