Fra : 06 November 2018 19:00

Til : 06 November 2018 21:00


Wergelandssalen, Litteraturhuset i Oslo

Black Britain

Sadiah Qureshi on black British histories.


It was once said that ‘There Ain’t No Black In The Union Jack.’ Recent years have however seen an explosion in the number of studies of and publications on black British histories, including David Olusoga’s Black And British (Macmillan, 2016), and BBC Series of the same title.

University of Birmingham’s Senior Lecturer Sadiah Qureshi is a leading historian of black British history. Her award-winning monograph Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire, And Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2011) was a pioneering study of human exhibitions and their linkages to ‘race’ and empire in nineteenth-century Britain. Qureshi is currently writing a monograph about the linkages between settler colonialism and genocide in the making of the Anthropocene entitled Vanished: Episodes in the History of Extinction.

In an event co-organized by Sindre Bangstad, Fredrik Giertsen and the Norwegian Centre Against Racism (ARS), she is coming to Oslo and Norway for the first time to talk about her seminal work on black British histories and about what it means to be a feminist historian of South Asian background in British academia in conversation with Sindre Bangstad (KIFO) and Fredrik Giertsen (regular literary columnist, Dagbladet). She will be introduced by Prof Espen Ytreberg of the Department of Media And Communications at the University of Oslo, the author of the monograph En forsvunnet by: Jubileumsutstillingen på Frogner 1914 (Forlaget Press, 2014)

The event is funded by the Fritt Ord Foundation. Please note that the event will be in English, and that it will not be livestreamed. Early arrival is advised. Free of charge.