David Olusoga OBE - From Bristol to Manchester: history and memory in our cities
|Dates:||5 October 2021|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
A panel discussion hosted by David Olusoga OBE, Professor of Public History
About this event
The tearing down of the statue of Edward Colston in June 2020 prompted national and international conversations about public memorials. Is it ok to remove statues in our public spaces? How do we decide? Who should be part of the conversation?
Hosted by David Olusoga, Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, this event will explore events in Bristol since the removal of the Colston statue and the outcome of a recent Manchester City Council led consultation into statues and public memorials in the city.
We will address the role of policymaking in public art and how to create an inclusive approach to this hotly debated topic.
Panellists will include Ray Barnett, Head of Collections and Archives at Bristol Museums, Dr Sadia Habib of The University of Manchester, Dr Joanna Burch-Brown of The University of Bristol, and Rowan Hasan and Samiir Saunders of Manchester Museum’s Our Shared Cultural Heritage Young Collective.
The event will feature poetry readings from Samihah Mudabbir and Amina Beg, also of the Our Shared Cultural Heritage Young Collective.
This event will be held in person and livestreamed. If you would like to attend online, please visit the live-stream event booking page.
Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity
Race, Roots and Resistance Collective
Our Shared Cultural Heritage Young Collective
Travel and Contact Information
The Whitworth (Grand Hall)