New keynote speakers announced

The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic

Conference to be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 13-15 October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

As well as a keynote address from Professor Winston James, University of California, Irvine, we are delighted to add that there will be two other keynote speakers at the conference:

Professor Hakim Adi, University of Chichester – author of Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939 (Africa World Press, 2013)


Dr. Cathy Bergin, University of Brighton – author of ‘Bitter with the Past but Sweet with the Dream’: Communism in the African American Imaginary (Haymarket, 2016) and editor of African American Anti-Colonial Texts 1917-1937 (Edinburgh University Press, 2016).

Plus there will be special performances from Linton Kwesi Johnson (invited),  David Rovics and now also Tayo Aluko

We hope to have a provisional programme and details of registration ready soon.



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