20 October

'Doing' African and Caribbean History: Challenges, Theory and Practice

*This first class will NOT be held at St. Peter's Centre. This class will take place at WATCH, Victoria Street, Hillfields.

1. History Matters Conference. Watch here.

2. Read: Guerra, Lillian, 'Why Caribbean History Matters', Perspectives on History (March 2014).

3. Read: 'The Utopian Worldview of Afrocentricity: Critical Comments on a Reactionary Philosophy'.

27 October

'Race' and Slavery in the Caribbean and Africa—an Overview

Powerpoint Available Here

1. Explore this website: Understanding Slavery.

2. Watch: Colonialism in 10 Minutes-The 'Scramble for Africa'

3. Watch, Stuart Hall's 'Race the Floating Signifer'. Available on Youtube in 5 parts: Link to Part ONE.

Trigger WARNING: Video includes some violent and explicit language and images


Watch: PBS 'The Power of An Illusion'.

4. Look at some of the other resources available on the Additional Resources page.

Additional Info:

Brazil Enslaved--Images

3 November

Resistance, Memory, and the Haitian Revolution (guest speaker: Gurminder Bhambra)

1. Read Chapter One of Michel-Rolph Trouillot's Silencing the Past. 

2. Have a look at this website on the Haitian Revolution

10 November

Colonialism and The Scramble for Africa

Powerpoint available here

1. Watch the short film Colonialism in 10 Minutes: The Scramble for Africa

Additional Information:

Open letter written by prominent African-American historian, politician George Washington Williams to King Leopold II in 1890

17 November

African and Caribbean Immigration and Settlement in Britain and Coventry (focus post-WWII)

*This class will be held at the Modern Records Centre, where we will consult archival documents. Transportation from St. Peter's will be provided

1. Explore the website: Black Presence- Black and Asian History in Britain, 1500-1850

2. Watch a few of the interviews given by Windrush 'Pioneers'

24 November

Pan-Africanism and Black Political Thought

Powerpoint available here

1. Read: Hakim Adi and Marika Sherwood,Political figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (Read at least 1 biography featured in this book).

2. Read: Adam Elliot-Cooper, 'When did we come to Britain? You must be mistaken, Britain came to us'.

1 December

Critical Race Theory: Challenging Structural Inequalities

Powerpoint available here

8 December

Evaluation and Next Steps

Powerpoint available here