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IBAR Research Showcase At the Media Innovation Studio 21/1/2015

IBAR is inviting everyone to find out more about the thrilling research that is being undertaken at the new institute. This event will feature presentations by IBAR staff and research students, among them acclaimed curators Christine Eyene (Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art) and Zoe Whitley (Curator International Art TATE).

This also marks an opportunity to get to know the people involved in IBAR. We also very keen for you to tell us about your research in the field of Black Atlantic Studies, whether you are interested in joining or becoming affiliated with this vibrant Institute.

It will take place on 21 January 2015, 3-7 pm, at the Media Innovation Studio, Media Factory, 4th Floor,
Kirkham Street, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2XY

Please find the programme here

The IBAR Team



IBAR-Research Students

Dyana Saad “Black Power in Bermuda”

Jennafer Small “Staging Race and Gender: An Exploration of African American Women on the Stage in 20th Century America.”

Andrea Sillis “Race against Time: Toni Morrison on Temporality and Racialized Identity.”

Questions and Discussion


IBAR Research Fellows & Lecturers

Yvonne Reddick “Exploring the Congo: Place, Identity and Writing Back in Paul Lomami Tchibamba’s Ngando.

Raphael Hoermann “The Spectre of the Haitian Revolution in British Caricatures, 1792-1819.”

Theresa Saxon “In Dahomey: A Performance Heritage.”

Questions and Discussion


IBAR Curators

Christine Eyene “From Black Body to Gender Narratives: Research and Curatorial Practice in the Field of Contemporary African Art.”

Zoe Whitley “Against a Sharp White Background:  Notes on the Relationship Between Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora and Museum Curation.”