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The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Book Award 2023

  • 07/11/2023
  • 18:00-20:30
  • K.T. Paul Hall, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ

This year’s Katharine Briggs Lecture will be given by

Paul Gilroy

‘Folk Tradition and the Choosing of Ancestors’

Tuesday 7 November, 18:30

in the K.T.Paul Hall, at the Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ

Paul Gilroy is Professor of the Humanities at University College London and Founding Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation. He is one of the foremost theorists of race and racism working and teaching in the world today. Author of foundational and highly influential books such as There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack (1987), The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993), Against Race (2000), Postcolonial Melancholia (2005) and Darker Than Blue (2010) alongside numerous key articles, essays and critical interventions, Gilroy’s is a unique voice that speaks to the centrality and tenacity of racialized thought and representational practices in the modern world. He has transformed thinking across disciplines, from Ethnic Studies, British and American Literature, African American Studies, Black British Studies, Trans-Atlantic History and Critical Race Theory to Post-Colonial theory. He has contributed to and shaped thinking on Afro-Modernity, aesthetic practices, diasporic poetics and practices, sound and image worlds.

After the lecture, we will announce the winner of this year’s Katharine Briggs Award, and all the books entered for this year’s award will be on display

Tickets are free, but we encourage you to select ‘Free admission and voluntary donation’ when booking your ticket, as each donation helps to support the work of The Folklore Society. Book your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/folk-tradition-and-the-choosing-of-ancestors-by-paul-gilroy-tickets-729740733177?aff=oddtdtcreator

This event is in person only and will not be streamed