Black History Month 2020
October is Black History Month, with various events being held across the University. Black History Month celebrates and commemorates the history of the African and Caribbean communities and their diasporas.
The Edinburgh Race Equality Network (EREN) is a network for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and allies committed to creating an environment where race is celebrated, and everyone is treated fairly.
EREN are launching their Book Club on the 13th October - please register by Sunday 4th October.
As part of the Scotland’s Black History Month programme in October 2020, the Scottish Graduate Schools of Social Science (SGSSS) and Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) are joining forces to offer a series of ‘Lunchtime talks’ celebrating the history, achievements and contributions of Black and minority ethnic people from across and beyond Scotland.
The talks will take place every Tuesday in October from 1.15pm to 2pm.
RACE.ED is a cross-University network concerned with race, racialization and decolonial studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. They are hosting or showcasing the following events this month.
|5 October||The Hostile Environment, Covid-19 and the Politics of Care|
|6 October||Patrick French - Decolonising the Curriculum - a UK-South Asia Comparison|
|9 October||Climate and Community: Confronting constraints to Black environmentalism|
|9 October||Let's talk about Universities and Reparative Justice...|
|19 October||Arundhati Roy: Screening of Portal to a New World|
|29 October||Behind the Rhodes Statue: Empire and the British Academy (Edinburgh Race Lecture #4)|
Black heroes of mathematics
The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) are co-hosting two days of sessions on the 26th and 27th October, to celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field of mathematics.
External events and sites
You may also be interested in the following:
Online events from London's Southbank Centre:
- 9 - 16th October: Claudia Rankine: Beyond the Culture War
- 15th October, 7.30pm: Phenomenal Women: Black Female Professors
This article on the Black History Month website, written by Catherine Ross, founder of Museumand: The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, highlights the relevance of Black History Month in the UK.