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Catch a Fire in Carboot sales: African Diaspora contestations in making British history

15 November 2012
13:15 - 14:30

Date : 15 November 2012

Time : 13:15 – 14:30

Dr June Bam-Hutchison Research Associate, IPUP, York University Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Business and Law, Kingston University

This seminar will explore the notion of equitable dialogue with African Diaspora communities in the making of the first 25 year permanent gallery ‘London, Sugar and Slavery’ in 2007. What were the key aspects and challenges in the process and what implications do they have for education policy and in defining the higher education research excellence framework in the UK?

Dr June Bam-Hutchison is a South African who worked extensively in education transformation (amongst others, the South African History Project) and has for the past 8 years worked in equality and diversity in the heritage and higher education sectors in the UK. Currently she is Research Associate, Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past at York University and a Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Business and Law, Kingston University in London. She also served as Honorary Secretary of the African Studies Association of the UK.

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This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details as below.

Cape Town: HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban: First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: