Monthly Archives: September 2013

Black History Month Events organised by CRER

The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) has a number of events in and around Glasgow on for Black History Month this October 2013.

You can see their brochure here.

Highlights include their annual walking tours through Glasgow, examining its history with tobacco, slavery and abolition, led by Stephen Mullen. They start at Glasgow Cathedral at 1pm on 8th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th October 2013. Places need to be booked – contact Nadia on or 0141 418 6530 to make a booking.

The Hunterian Library at the University of Glasgow is hosting a series of lunchtime talks which are free and open to the public (no booking necessary). They include Justin Livingstone on 22 October 2013 at 1pm talking about David Livingstone.


Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth

Following Matthew Waites’ talk to the Glasgow Colonial and Postcolonial Group in May 2013:

C. Lennox and M.Waites (eds) Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change (London: School of Advanced Study, University of London, June 2013)  is now published.

It is available *free online* here, where you can download all chapters:

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There is a Facebook site on which you can follow updates about dissemination events, this includes links to videos from book launches in London and Toronto, where talks focused on the theme of ‘Learning from the Global South’.

Video from Toronto (Canada) book launch with the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project there is here, including activists speakers from Botswana and Uganda:

Video of Matthew Waites speaking at London book launch on 5 July is here:

Tuesday 24 September 2013

The next meeting of the Glasgow University Colonial and Postcolonial Discussion Group will take place on Tuesday 24 September 2013.

Dr Justin Livingstone will speak on ‘Remembering or Re-membering?: The Posthumous Reputation of Dr David Livingstone’

Recommending Reading:

MacKenzie, John M., ‘David Livingstone: The Construction of the Myth’, in Graham Walker and Tom Gallagher (eds), Sermons and Battle Hymns (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1990), pp. 24–42

MacKenzie, John M., ‘The Iconography of the Exemplary Life: The Case of David Livingstone’, in Geoffrey Cubitt and Allen Warren (eds), Heroic Reputations and Exemplary Lives (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), pp. 84–104

At Lilybank House, Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow, at 5pm.