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Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Museum of London

Blacks Britannica: Diversity in Medieval and Early Modern England

Dr Onyeka Nubia

Africans have been present in England for more than two thousand years, but we rarely see them or hear about them. And often their existence is dismissed as a figment of 'political correctness' or 'wokism.' 

This lecture will critically assess the myth of England's story as a 'sacred white space' and examine the evidence for diversity in medieval and early modern history. Africans are integral to English history and forgetting this diminishes Englishness, by preventing us from understanding ourselves.


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Dr Onyeka Nubia

Dr Onyeka Nubia (University of Nottingham) is a pioneering and internationally recognised historian, writer and presenter. His current works include reinventing our perceptions of the Renaissance, British history, Black Studies and intersectionalism. Dr Nubia is the leading historian on the status and origins of Africans in pre-colonial England from antiquity to 1603. He has developed entirely new strands of British history which includes Africans in Ancient and Medieval England. An expert on diversity in Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Edwardian England/Britain. He has helped academia and the general public to an entirely new perspective on otherness, colonialism, imperialism and the Black British contribution to World Wars I and II.

Dr Nubia is the writer of Blackamoores Africans in Tudor England and England’s Other Countrymen.

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