Imperial Hangover? Memory, Representation and Culture in Portsmouth

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description of Activity

Imperial Hangover? Memory, Representation and Culture in Portsmouth. As part of the University of Portsmouth’s Black History Month proceedings, historians, social theorists, artists and writers offer fresh and radical perspectives on our city’s:

- Imperial past and neo-imperial/neo-colonial present
- Marginalized and underrepresented communities, then and now
- ‘History from below’ of dissent, mutiny and protest against injustice and exploitation
- Place and street names that commemorate controversial historical events and personalities
- Decolonizing of its institutions and industries, addressing their complicity in war and oppression around the world
- Connections to local, national and international questions of identity, memory, belonging and exclusion

40 people attended. Perhaps half were members of the public not affiliated to the university.
Period26 Oct 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationPortsmouth, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • black history month
  • Black History
  • postcolonialism
  • decolonisation