Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Black ephemera: depictions of people of African descent

University of Reading, Centre for Ephemera Studies:
Black ephemera: depictions of people of African descent

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Nike Theatre, Agriculture Building, University of Reading

10.30 Registration and welcome

Session one - Michael Twyman convenor

Introduction to the day, Michael Twyman, Director, Centre for Ephemera Studies
  • Patrick Vernon Black Ephemera: consuming stereotypes and identities
  • Temi Odumosu The St Giles's "Backbirds": some popular African presences from Georgian and Regency print culture
  • Tom Wareham Using and abusing ­ Considering the use of Ephemera in the London, Sugar & Slavery Gallery at the Museum of London Docklands
  • Jonathan King Anthropology and ephemera: representing Africa and the Caribbean at the British Museum
Session two - Alison Donnell convenor

  • Amoret Tanner Mary Seacole ­ the story behind the iconic carte-de-visite
  • Leon Robinson Black Victorian entertainers
  • Jeffrey Green Edwardian postcards
  • Mary Guyatt Representations of black people in children¹s ephemera 1870-1950

Session three - Patrick Vernon convenor 
  • Sandra Shakespeare Caribbean through a lens: Depictions of black people using Photography
  • Deborah Sutherland We shall not be silenced: Ephemera as a record of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa
  • Stefan Dickers Fighting for Justice: Campaign ephemera in the Bernie Grant Archive
  • Zoe Whitley Conspicuous absences: branding and un-branding the black body in Magazine 
Final questions/discussion/thanks and farewell Drinks in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication and the opportunity to see the display of printed ephemera

For more information and to register please contact: Diane Bilbey d.j.bilbey@reading.ac.uk


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