Hidden Histories Seminar Series – October 2021
To celebrate Black History Month, our inaugural session in the series will explore black literature movements and visual representations of black figures.
SOAS Decolonising Working Group (DWG)
A seminar series curated by the Library Decolonisation Operational Group, led by Farzana Qureshi, Dr. Ludi Price, Amma Poku and Angelica Baschiera
Hidden Histories seeks to highlight stories from African, Caribbean and Asian communities in the UK and beyond, bringing to light a shared vision of decolonising knowledge production, and documenting the unique voices and experiences of diasporas in Britain and across the world.
Tuesday 26th October at 5pm-6.30pm (BST)
Venue: Online (Zoom – Register)
Title: Black British Publishing – Past to Present
To celebrate Black History Month, our inaugural session in the series will explore black literature movements and visual representations of black figures. The event will be a panel discussion with Aurella Yussuf and Hudda Khaireh from Thick/er Black Lines – an interdisciplinary research-led artist collective that applies contemporary art theory, cultural studies and social practices to rewrite histories – and Dr. Marl’ene Edwin, Deputy Director of the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
The event will be chaired by Dr Ida Hadjivayanis (Lecturer in Swahili, SOAS)
About the panellists:
Aurella Yussuf is a writer and art historian. Her writing has appeared in Frieze, Hyperallergic, Artskop and other art publications. She has worked with organisations including Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Photoworks, Hauser & Wirth, Glasgow School of Art, and more. Aurella is a founding member of interdisciplinary art collective Thick/er Black Lines and the convener of Kitchen Table Crit, a monthly peer forum for Black artists, critics and curators.
Hudda Khaireh is an independent researcher and artist with a background in Public International Law. Her practice focuses on the position of Black people globally and has shared work at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern and Uncommon Space at Tate Britain, Printroom Rotterdam, Chisenhale Gallery and DIY Cultures. Hudda is a part of the Black Feminist artist- collective, Thick/er Black Lines as well as an associate of Numbi Arts and OOMK Zine and a founding member of the Somali Museum.
Thick/er Black Lines is an interdisciplinary research-led artist collective. The group applies contemporary art theory, cultural studies and social practices to rewrite histories. Thick/er Black Lines was initiated by Rianna Jade Parker, Aurella Yussuf, Hudda Khaireh and Kariima Ali.
Dr. Marl’ene Edwin is Deputy Director of the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies at Goldsmiths and is currently engaged in research in creolistics and oral literature. She is also the convenor of the postgraduate module: Literature of the Caribbean and its Diasporas and teaches on the MA in Black British Literature.
To register click this link.