Early Black Lives Special Seminar

Portrait of John Ystumllyn

To mark Black History Month and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography's Early Black Lives release, a special seminar will take place 13.30-16.00pm on 16 October in the Common Room, Faculty of History. 


The seminar will feature presentations by some of the authors of the new ODNB entries, followed by a Q&A. Speakers include Dr Miranda Kaufmann, historian, journalist and author of Black Tudors: The Untold Story (2017); Dr Onyeka Nubia, novelist, historian and author of Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins (2013); Dr Katherine Paugh, Associate Professor of North American Women's History at Oxford and author of The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine and Fertility in the Age of Abolition (2017); and Dr Anders Ingram (History Faculty and ODNB), who will speak about the Early Black Lives initiative and its intentions more broadly. 

Chair: Dr Faridah Zaman. 



1.30 -  1.50 Anders Ingram: 'Black British History in the ODNB'

2.00 -  2.20 Katherine Paugh: ‘The Life of Mary Hylas: The Age of Abolition from an Afro-Caribbean Woman’s Perspective’.

2.30 -  2.50 Onyeka Nubia: 'Under the hegemony of post-colonialism creating a precolonial lexicography'

3.00 - 3.20 Miranda Kaufmann:  'Diego the Black Tudor circumnavigator and putting Black British Lives centre stage'  

Tea/coffee will be provided.


This event is co-hosted by the Race Equality Working Group and OUP. For enquires, please contact faridah.zaman@history.ox.ac.uk