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The SHF online library is a free resource designed to inform debate, inspire critical thought and encourage public discourse. The Library provides an online space for independent works from the scholars, fellows, artists and writers that we support and collaborate with.

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30th September 2022 / Images

SHF Autumn Keynote with Arundhati Roy

By: Piers Allardyce/Conway Hall

30th September 2022 / Images

SHF Autumn Keynote with Arundhati Roy

By: Piers Allardyce/Conway Hall

In the twenty-five years since the release of her world-renowned Booker Prize winning novel, The God of Small Things (1997), Arundhati Roy has...

15th August 2022 / Video

Building Black Cultural Institutions with Gilane Tawadros, Lisa Anderson, Ian Sergeant, Marlene Smith and Amahra Spence

What is the word ‘Black’ in ‘Black Cultural Institutions’? Why does it seem like there are so few black-led arts organisations in the UK that...

21st June 2022 / Audio

The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening by Trevor Mathison (audio)

The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening is a 40-minute immersive soundscape from artist Trevor Mathison that offers a re-examination...

21st June 2022 / Images

Special Preview: 'The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening' (photos)

By: Jessica Emovon

This discussion and performance was part of a special preview of Trevor Mathison’s newly commissioned artwork ‘The Conversation Continues: We...

16th June 2022 / Video

The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening, with Trevor Mathison and Aasiya Lodhi

This discussion and performance was part of a special preview of Trevor Mathison’s newly commissioned artwork ‘The Conversation Continues: We...

16th June 2022 / Video

Whose Memorials? with Barby Asante and Shawn Sobers

The state backlash against the mass protests for racial justice in June 2020 is well underway. A reaction punctuated by the recent passing of...

16th June 2022 / Article

Introduction to Special Preview: 'The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening'

By: Becky Hall

On 9th June 2022, the Stuart Hall Foundation hosted Special Preview: 'The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening', launching Trevor...

14th March 2022 / Video

The Politics of Care with Dharmi Kapadia and Dzifa Afonu

How can we make sense of the concept of ‘care’ in today’s political and economic landscape? After twelve years of austerity, large scale public...

28th February 2022 / Video

Manufacturing Dissent: Moments of Solidarity (5th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation, 3rd February 2022)

5th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation – 'Manufacturing Dissent: Moments of Solidarity' took place on 3rd February 2022, with speakers...

"the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism"
31st January 2022 / Article

Stuart Hall, a Peerless Mediator

By: Gregor McLennan, Bruce Robbins, Angela McRobbie, Brett St Louis, Catherine Hall

"the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism"
31st January 2022 / Article

Stuart Hall, a Peerless Mediator

By: Gregor McLennan, Bruce Robbins, Angela McRobbie, Brett St Louis, Catherine Hall

the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism

18th January 2022 / Video

Frontlines: Land and the Climate Crisis with Abeer Butmeh, Dr Hamza Hamouchene and Sam Siva

Land both contributes and is affected by climate change. It is the frontlines of the climate crisis where livelihoods, resources and inherited...

"we must empower communities on the frontlines of climate breakdown"
10th January 2022 / Article

The End of the World is Never the End of Everything

By: Arwa Aburawa

"we must empower communities on the frontlines of climate breakdown"
10th January 2022 / Article

The End of the World is Never the End of Everything

By: Arwa Aburawa

we must empower communities on the frontlines of climate breakdown

"We find ourselves at the back of a decade of broken promises"
14th December 2021 / Article

Decolonial Methodologies

By: Ashish Ghadiali

"We find ourselves at the back of a decade of broken promises"
14th December 2021 / Article

Decolonial Methodologies

By: Ashish Ghadiali

We find ourselves at the back of a decade of broken promises

8th December 2021 / Video

Publishing in the Wake of Black Lives Matter with Margaret Busby and Anamik Saha

The Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020 produced an unprecedented amount of public statements from corporate media in support of...

"Environmental politics must involve praxis."
1st December 2021 / Article

Praxis: A Graphic Novel

By: Aneesa Khan

"Environmental politics must involve praxis."
1st December 2021 / Article

Praxis: A Graphic Novel

By: Aneesa Khan

Environmental politics must involve praxis.

24th November 2021 / Video

Where is My History?

By: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

24th November 2021 / Video

Where is My History?

By: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Read during our #ReconstructionWork conversation entitled, 'Can the Museum be Decolonised?' Watch the full conversation here. What can the...

"[...] this is not climate leadership. It’s climate catch-up."
17th November 2021 / Article

A Green New Deal for Whom?

By: Dalia Gebrial

"[...] this is not climate leadership. It’s climate catch-up."
17th November 2021 / Article

A Green New Deal for Whom?

By: Dalia Gebrial

[...] this is not climate leadership. It’s climate catch-up.

3rd November 2021 / Video

Climate Justice From Below: Race, Class and Climate Crisis with Jhannel Tomlinson and Leon Sealey-Huggins

By: Jhannel Tomlinson & Leon Sealey-Huggins

Our #ReconstructionWork online conversation series continues with another special event with support from Arts Council England. In the global...

26th July 2021 / Video

Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Marxism, an online roundtable

To mark the publication of Stuart Hall, Selected Writings on Marxism, edited by Gregor McLennan, the Stuart Hall Foundation partnered with...

26th July 2021 / Video

Can the Museum Be Decolonised? Mohammed Ali, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Ahdaf Soueif

On Wednesday 7th July, the Stuart Hall Foundation an online roundtable as part of their #ReconstructionWork series to think through the...

"...intellectuals whose indispensable work one returns to over and over again."
21st July 2021 / Article

The Impossibility of the Black Intellectual

By: Sindre Bangstad

"...intellectuals whose indispensable work one returns to over and over again."
21st July 2021 / Article

The Impossibility of the Black Intellectual

By: Sindre Bangstad

...intellectuals whose indispensable work one returns to over and over again.

"[...] resistance plants the seeds of a new society [...]"
28th June 2021 / Article

Reimagining Schools

By: Remi Joseph-Salisbury

"[...] resistance plants the seeds of a new society [...]"
28th June 2021 / Article

Reimagining Schools

By: Remi Joseph-Salisbury

[...] resistance plants the seeds of a new society [...]

"Addressing the social crisis and misery in front of us"
"Addressing the social crisis and misery in front of us"
14th June 2021 / Article

Looking Back to Look Forward: Imagining a World Without State Violence

By: Liz Fekete

Addressing the social crisis and misery in front of us

"...studying how to feed ourselves..."
1st June 2021 / Article

DINNER TIME

By: Imani Robinson

"...studying how to feed ourselves..."
1st June 2021 / Article

DINNER TIME

By: Imani Robinson

...studying how to feed ourselves...

26th May 2021 / Video

An Audience With Angela Davis (keynote speech, 17th Sep 2020)

On Thursday 17th September 2020, the Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed world-famous author and activist Angela Davis for ‘An Audience with Angela...

"we have to want to know about the whole, complex picture"
"we have to want to know about the whole, complex picture"
19th May 2021 / Article

Introduction to #ReconstructionWork: Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare

By: Becky Hall

we have to want to know about the whole, complex picture

"...a return to the non-imperial geography..."
17th May 2021 / Article

Rewinding Imperial History: A Pre-Bordered World

By: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

"...a return to the non-imperial geography..."
17th May 2021 / Article

Rewinding Imperial History: A Pre-Bordered World

By: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

...a return to the non-imperial geography...

13th May 2021 / Video

Theory From the Margins Presents: Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson Gilmore / Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference

By: Theory From the Margins

This Theory from the Margins event discusses Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference, edited by Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson...

11th May 2021 / Video

Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare, with James Nazroo and Lanre Malaolu

On Tuesday 11th May, the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) hosted a conversation between James Nazroo,...

"In response to these failures there is a deep reimagining underway"
3rd May 2021 / Article

Revisiting Macpherson to Reimagine Public Safety

By: Alex S. Vitale

"In response to these failures there is a deep reimagining underway"
3rd May 2021 / Article

Revisiting Macpherson to Reimagine Public Safety

By: Alex S. Vitale

In response to these failures there is a deep reimagining underway