Migration, Diaspora and the Black Atlantic
This area of research brings together researchers from area studies, languages, literature, history and art who study the history and present-day impact of mass migration on culture and society across the world. We work specifically in the three main areas of contemporary art and communities, Black Atlantic research and the understanding of places.
The Institute of Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) works with museums, galleries, broadcasters and community organisations to promote the study of the Black Atlantic in the North West and beyond, with an emphasis on art and culture.
A collection of films that record the Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making & Doing Symposium, which was held at the University in January 2020, organised in celebration of the many achievements of Prof. Lubaina Himid, CBE
Professor Lubaina Himid CBE and PhD Student Jade Montserrat tell us about the two-day symposium held at UCLan in January 2020 – ‘Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making and Doing’ – a major celebration of black women’s art in Britain, marking over 40 years of black female artists making an impact in the UK.
Professor Lubaina Himid’s work was profiled as part of the #100 Works that Belong to You project, which celebrates 12 years of acquisitions by the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection (OFT).