Professor David Olusoga OBE is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker.

As part of Aston University's Black History Month, the Department of History, Languages and Translation will be hosting a free online event with award-winning historian and TV personality, Professor David Olusoga OBE.

In his works, Professor Olusoga has highlighted how the teaching, learning, and commemorating of history in Britain has erased the centuries-long presence of Black people on the British Isles, as well as the centrality of colonialism and slavery in shaping modern British history.

Join us in an open discussion with Professor Olusoga about his work and about how we can improve the ways in which we think about and remember our past.

Any questions for Professor Olusoga must be submitted in advance by Monday 26th October.

Suggested reading/preparation:
Read - Britain can no longer ignore its darkest chapters - we must teach black history
Watch - Britain's Forgotten Slaveholders.

Find out more about Professor David Olusoga OBE

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent TV series include Empire (BBC 2), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), 3 seasons of A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress. David was also a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. He is also one of the three presenters on the BBC's landmark Arts series Civilizations.

Dates, times and locations
Date: 30/10/2020
Time: 16:00 to 18:00
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