SOAS University of London

Black History Month

SOAS wishes to highlight several events that are happening in October and throughout the year.

SOAS Student Union

SOAS SU has put together an amazing programme of activities to celebrate Black History Month with a range of events from film screenings to talks and open forums. These events aim to celebrate literary excellence, poetry, music, films and address contemporary issues. For further details about the events, please visit SOAS SU Facebook Page.

Centre for African Studies:

The University of London's Centre of African Studies is the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) where its administration is still based, the Centre has since 1991 assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues. 

The Centre runs thought provoking all year round, and some highlights include:

History on Film: Slavery and the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective, 9 October

Baraza - Annual Swahili Studies Conference, 14 October

SOAS African Literatures Conference – 55 years after the first Makerere African Writers Conference, 28 October

“Les Sapeuses”: The Lady Dandies of the DRC exhibition, from 13 Oct, SOAS Brunei Gallery

CAS full events listing