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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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27th May 2024 / Video

Reading the Crisis: 'The West and the Rest' with Ilan Pappé and Priyamvada Gopal

The Stuart Hall Foundation's Reading the Crisis series asks: what kinds of tools and strategies are needed to address this conjuncture? This...

17th May 2024 / Images

Anti-Racist Scholar Activism Workshop (photos)

By: Tayyab Amin

17th May 2024 / Images

Anti-Racist Scholar Activism Workshop (photos)

By: Tayyab Amin

To coincide with the Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversations that take place each year, we invite members from our Scholars, Fellows and Artists...

10th May 2024 / Images

7th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation with Isaac Julien (photos)

By: Dan Evans

For the 7th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation, the Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed acclaimed filmmaker and installation artist Isaac...

"I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings."
"I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings."
26th March 2024 / Article

a map without guarantees: Stuart Hall and Palestinian geographies

By: Hashem Abushama

I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings.

11th December 2023 / Video

Jacqueline Rose: What is a Subject? Politics and Psyche After Stuart Hall

The Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed renowned public intellectual Jacqueline Rose for our 6th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation at Conway...

11th December 2023 / Video

Arundhati Roy - Things That Can and Cannot Be Said: The dismantling of the world as we knew it

The Stuart Hall Foundation's Annual Autumn Keynote with Arundhati Roy, September 2022. In the twenty-five years since the release of her...

10th October 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 6: Alberta Whittle & Sekai Machache

In the final episode of Living Archives, Alberta Whittle and Sekai Machache think together about freedom, urgency and slowness, their many...

26th September 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 5: Joy Gregory & Anthea Hamilton

For the fifth episode of Living Archives, Joy Gregory and Anthea Hamilton share the ways their experiences have influenced their practice, the...

12th September 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 4: Ajamu & Bernice Mulenga

In episode 4 of Living Archives, Ajamu and Bernice Mulenga bend time reflecting on their respective approaches to photography, intimacy and...

29th August 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 3: Roshini Kempadoo & Jacob V Joyce

In the third episode of Living Archives, Roshini Kempadoo and Jacob V Joyce exchange ideas around Stuart Hall’s work and legacy, the...

15th August 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 2: Beverley Bennett & Marlene Smith

In episode 2 of Living Archives Beverley Bennett and Marlene Smith discuss their practices in relation to family, collectivity and...

1st August 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 1: Ingrid Pollard & Rudy Loewe

In this, the first conversation in the Living Archives series, we sit down with Ingrid Pollard and Rudy Loewe to discuss the links between their...

20th June 2023 / Audio

Locating Legacies Episode 6: 'Abolition in the UK' with Ruth Wilson Gilmore

In the sixth and final episode of Locating Legacies, series host Gracie Mae Bradley speaks to Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Often dismissed or set aside...

"‘Part of The Furniture’ Stuart Hall Artist Residency Pausing half-way..."
20th June 2023 / Article

A Living Archive – Research Progress

By: Dharma Taylor

"‘Part of The Furniture’ Stuart Hall Artist Residency Pausing half-way..."
20th June 2023 / Article

A Living Archive – Research Progress

By: Dharma Taylor

‘Part of The Furniture’ Stuart Hall Artist Residency Pausing half-way through her artist residency at the Stuart Hall Library, Dharma Taylor...

6th June 2023 / Audio

Locating Legacies Episode 5: 'Queer Class Politics' with Sita Balani

In episode 5 of Locating Legacies, series host Gracie Mae Bradley speaks to Sita Balani. They explore the legacies of queer liberation struggles...

23rd May 2023 / Audio

Locating Legacies Episode 4: 'The Cold War' with Vijay Prashad

In episode 4 of Locating Legacies, series host Gracie Mae Bradley speaks to Vijay Prashad. They discuss the legacies of the Cold War from the...

9th May 2023 / Audio

Locating Legacies Episode 3: 'Identity Politics' with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

In episode 3 of Locating Legacies, series host Gracie Mae Bradley speaks to Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò. They discuss how politics moves between the world...

26th April 2023 / Images

6th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation with Jacqueline Rose (photos)

By: Conway Hall

The Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed renowned public intellectual Jacqueline Rose for our 6th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation at Conway...

25th April 2023 / Audio

Locating Legacies Episode 2: 'The Politics of Decolonisation' with Françoise Vergès

In episode 2 of Locating Legacies, series host Gracie Mae Bradley speaks to Françoise Vergès. They explore the connections and disparities...

11th April 2023 / Audio

Locating Legacies Episode 1: 'On Stuart Hall' with Kojo Koram

In episode 1 of Locating Legacies, series host Gracie Mae Bradley speaks to Kojo Koram about Stuart Hall's contributions to radical thought and...

4th April 2023 / Audio

Announcing the Locating Legacies Podcast in Partnership with Pluto Press - Featuring Chris Browne, Gracie Mae Bradley and Orsod Malik

We are excited to announce the Locating Legacies Podcast - a fortnightly podcast created by the Stuart Hall Foundation and co-produced by Pluto...

28th November 2022 / Video

2022 Racial Inequality in Times of Crises: Healthcare

The panel discussed the legacies of covid, draw connections between cost of living crisis and healthcare, and the impacts of privatisation on...

28th November 2022 / Video

2022 Racial Inequality in Times of Crises: Housing

The panel focused on responses to the cost of living crisis and the housing crisis, impact on low-income communities, and resistance to the...

28th November 2022 / Video

2022 Racial Inequality in Times of Crises: Activism

This session focused on the state of queer activism in the UK, coalition building in times of crises, and queer class politics. • Omie Dale,...

28th November 2022 / Video

2022 Racial Inequality in a Time of Crises: Education and Policing

This panel thought through the connections between education and policing, the expansion of prevent, and ideas around alternative curriculums....

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...

"On 9th June 2022, the Stuart Hall Foundation hosted Special Preview: 'The..."
"On 9th June 2022, the Stuart Hall Foundation hosted Special Preview: 'The..."
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...