Amelia Newsham & 18th century Black British histories

Race & Resistance is pleased to welcome Dr. Meleisa Ono-George, as part of our Trinity seminar series. Dr. Meleisa will speak to the group about some of her current work, including her forthcoming book My Name is Amelia Newsham: Science, Art and the Making of Race (Viking Books), and her experience navigating the histories of Black individuals in 18th century Britain. After this, the session will open to a Q&A, so come prepared with some questions.

Biography: Dr. Meleisa Ono-George is a social-cultural historian of race and gender, with a focus on Black women’s histories in Britain and the Anglo-Caribbean. She is interested in the everyday ways people oppressed within society negotiate and navigate structures of power and inequality, as well as the legacies and politics of writing such histories within contemporary society.
Dr Ono-George’s current research focuses on the life of an Afro-Jamaican woman in late eighteenth-century Jamaica and Britain and the archival remnants of her life. She is also currently developing a community-engaged project which looks at the history of Black mothering in Britain and the use of creative storytelling. Both projects draw upon her interest in community-engaged and Caribbean research methodologies.
Dr. Ono-George’s first book, My Name is Amelia Newsham: Science, Art and the Making of Race, is forthcoming from Viking Books.
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