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RESEARCH PROJECTS & NETWORKS

 

The Global Black Freedom Movements Network

The Global Black Freedom Movement Network aims to develop collaborative relationships between scholars of Black-led movements for racial justice. Members of the Network share a commitment to forwarding the field of African diaspora studies in the UK and creating clear pipelines for the advancement of a new generation of Black scholars in history and related disciplines. We are interested in co-producing research with meaningful impact for our partners in the heritage and education sectors.

 

Legacies of Slavery at the University of Manchester Network

The Legacies of Slavery at the University of Manchester Network brings together academics and student researchers, external historical consultants, and curatorial partners to critically examine the historical connections between the University and racial slavery as well as their legacies in the present. The Network promotes student-led research and heritage opportunities via related modules in the History Department and partnership with the John Rylands Research Institute.

 

Grassroots Struggles, Global Visions: British Black Power, 1964-1985

This two-year project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, explores the historical development and significance of Black Power in modern Britain. While accounts of British Black Power tend to adopt a metropolitan focus, this project shifts the lens beyond London to three nationally significant but under-examined sites: Greater Manchester in the North West and Nottingham and Leicester in the East Midlands.