Becoming Afro German expo at Returning the Gaze II conference!

  Artist Karina Griffith will be showing a series of moving image works and artifacts at our upcoming conference Returning the Gaze II: Stories of Resistance at the University of Innsbruck in Austria next month. The exhibition will be free to access for University of Innsbruck students and conference delegates. Becoming Afro German is an … More Becoming Afro German expo at Returning the Gaze II conference!

Film Screening of Too Black to be French? (2015)

We are very excited to announce our screening of Too Black to be French? (2015), a documentary by Isabelle Boni-Claverie and Quark Productions, at the University of Innsbruck on Thursday 3rd November at 19h30. As a film that literally inverts the white, European, racialising gaze, the screening will provide the perfect opening to our forthcoming … More Film Screening of Too Black to be French? (2015)

The Amazing History of Black People in London Before 1948

Looking for something educational and enlightening for Black History Month this October? Check out this event, exploring the lives of black folks in London, before the Windrush set sail in 1948. Hosted by Skin Deep at St. Ann’s Library, London on the 13th October, the event aims to shed light: “on the hidden history of … More The Amazing History of Black People in London Before 1948

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (2011) – a review

by Rae Parnell What happens when four children are put to the task of saving the world? Nnedi Okorafor explores this story and more in her book Akata Witch. The author breathes new life into this well known plot by placing the story in Nigeria, and introducing the readers to a society of West Africans … More Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (2011) – a review

Returning the Gaze Part II Registration is now OPEN!

Registration for the Returning the Gaze Part II: Stories of Resistance conference in Innsbruck is now OPEN!!! You can buy your tickets for the conference and the associated play(s) by Mohammed Wa Baile via Eventbrite. Tickets will be sold right up until the event itself in three phases, which you can read more about here. … More Returning the Gaze Part II Registration is now OPEN!

UPDATE – Returning the Gaze: Stories of Resistance conference programme

Check out the conference programme below. More details to come soon!!! Keynote Anandi Ramamurthy “Contesting the Visualisations of Gaza” Presentations: Anna Chrusciel & Markus Schega “Beyond the School-Zone” Jenny Oliveira Caldas “Decolonising the Seminar Room” Matthias Hinkelmann “Post-migrant identity formation an anti-racist resistance in Contemporary Germany” Melanie Petremont and Pamela Ohene-Nyako “Literary Art and Performance … More UPDATE – Returning the Gaze: Stories of Resistance conference programme

Returning the Gaze II Keynote Announcement!!!

ERIF is very happy and honoured to announce Dr. Anandi Ramamurthy as keynote speaker for our forthcoming conference Returning the Gaze II: Stories of Resistance! Anandi, who is reader in Post-Colonial Cultures at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK,  will deliver a talk entitled: Contesting the Visualisations of Gaza, based on her analysis of “the … More Returning the Gaze II Keynote Announcement!!!