The Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) is a research institute utilising UCLAN’s interdisciplinary and internationally renowned research pedigree in African Atlantic studies particularly in the Schools of Humanities and the Social Sciences and Art, Design and Performance (ADP). IBAR fosters partnerships with museums, galleries, broadcasters and community organisations to promote the study of the Black Atlantic in the North West and beyond Partner organisations include the International Slavery Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Tate Galleries, Front Room Theatre Company, Lancashire Museums, Lancaster Jazz Festival and Preston Black History Group. Its emphasis on art and culture makes it distinctive in comparison to other centres in the field locally, nationally and internationally which are typically devoted to historical and/or social science concerns.
Since 2015, IBAR has been the recipient of three Euro EU Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship Grant: the recipients are Raphael Hoermann, Izabella Penier and Astrid Haas. The institute currently also hosts Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow Nicole Willson.
We envisage a calendar of a minimum of 5 academic events a year including an annual lecture by an esteemed Black Atlantic scholar, research seminars and conferences, public engagement events (organised principally in partnership with Preston Black History Group) and cultural events. Please see News section for specific details.
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