‘Black Visions’: African Diaspora Politics feat. Professor Hakim Adi
|Dates:||10 May 2018|
|Times:||14:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Symposium|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
An afternoon symposium on the history of African diaspora politics jointly organised by the History Division, the Political Cultures Research Group, and the Race, Roots & Resistance Collective. Professor Hakim Adi (University of Chichester) will deliver a public keynote entitled ‘Pan-Africanism or Black Internationalism? A History’. The keynote will be followed by a panel showcasing the related scholarship of University of Manchester staff and students.
Speaker Bio: Hakim Adi is a Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester. He is a leading scholar of the African diaspora experience in Britain with a particular emphasis on Black radical and pan-African politics. Adi has authored several books on these themes, including West Africans in Britain 1900-60: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism, and Communism (Lawrence and Wishart, 1998); The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited (New Beacon, 1995); Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (Routledge, 2003); and Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939 (Africa World Press, 2013).
In addition to his groundbreaking research, Adi has also played a vital role in spotlighting and addressing racial inequalities within the history profession. In 2014, Adi founded History Matters, a group of Black historians, educators, and third sector organisations concerned with the underrepresentation of students and teachers of African and Caribbean heritage within the discipline of History. He also works with the Young Historians Project, an initiative designed to promote the development of young historians of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain.
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