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Image of the Black in London Galleries Webinars

8 August 2020

 Add captionIf you like what you see and read on this blog you can hear the history, the ideas and thinking behind my blog by attending one of my online webinars for more go to...

A Sister Saint to St Maurice - St Fidis

7 August 2020

St Fidis                                                  ...

Review: Carmen Fracchia ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Art in Hapsburg Spain 1480-17

23 February 2020

There is so much in Dr Carmen Fracchia ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Art in Hapsburg Spain 1480-1700 . I have struggled to write this review. Where do...

Review: A Book of Secrets by Kate Morrison

30 October 2019

My introduction to Kate Morrison was her paper 'Go back & fetch what you forgot': building a fictional character from the archives presented at What’s Happening in Black...