Black Humanities Summer School

Join Bristol’s world-leading Centre for Black Humanities as we examine the histories, creativity and intellectual legacies of Africa and its diasporas in current debates around race and the humanities.

Programme dates Sunday 16 June to Saturday 6 July 
Programme fee




What’s included

We offer a £300 discount for early-bird applicants, International Partnership Universities and Study Abroad student mobility partners.




Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive 10 academic credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 3 US semester credits.

Early-bird application ends Friday 1 March 2024
Closing date for all applications






Who it’s for?

This programme is open to international students from any academic background with an interest in learning about the rich and diverse artistic and intellectual histories of Africa and its diasporas.  

What will you learn?

 You’ll be hosted by our unique and world-leading Centre for Black Humanities in Bristol, a city with roots deep in the histories of Transatlantic slavery and colonialism, radical thought and resistance.  

Our interdisciplinary summer school invites you  to explore the cycles and circuits that connect our city to national and global dialogues around race and the humanities. 

You’ll engage with key thinkers and issues across a range of fields – from film, visual culture and music to history and literature. 

We’ll begin by asking ‘What is Black Humanities?’ before going on to address themes such as history and memory, Black feminisms and the cultural and intellectual legacies of Black radical thought. 

Through these sessions you will gain critical insight into pressing social questions – from the current resurgence of the Black Lives Matter Movement to debates around the legacies of the Transatlantic slave trade and the demonisation of Critical Race Theory. 


 Where can you find out more?

To find out more and to start the application process please click here.



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