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Eccles Centre Summer Scholars Series: Progressive Era World’s Fairs/Black Activists in Britain
July 11, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Entry, Conference Centre Chaucer Room, 12.30-2.00pm on stated dates
The Eccles Centre Summer Scholars series runs through July and August. The series highlights the work of the Eccles Visiting Fellows and Postgraduate Researchers have done during their residency in the British Library, bringing the latest research related to the North Americas collections to a public audience.
Representation and Participation in Progressive Era World’s Fairs
Emily Trafford explores the activities of Chinese and Chinese-American people at world’s fairs, examining the ways in which world’s fairs became key sites of battle over the representation of the Chinese in America.
“The Low Growl of the Lion:” Black Activists in Britain 1830-1895
Hannah-Rose Murray discusses the impact of Frederick Douglass and other black activists on British society and her creation of the world’s first digitised map of their speaking locations in Britain.