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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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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

"Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not."
19th April 2021 / Article

Imagining the Unimaginable as Everyday Practice

By: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

"Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not."
19th April 2021 / Article

Imagining the Unimaginable as Everyday Practice

By: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not.

12th March 2021 / Video

Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis: Culture and Cultural Activism

This panel, part of the 'Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis' conference (9-12 March), will explore the nature of racial inequalities and the...

11th March 2021 / Video

Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis: Employment and Young People

Covid-19 has induced the biggest shock to the UK economy seen in modern times and, without significant government action, the effect on the...

10th March 2021 / Video

Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis: Health and Well-Being

Ethnic minority people have experienced a much higher risk of COVID-19 related death, a stark disproportion that has impacted on all ethnic and...

9th March 2021 / Video

Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis: Policing the Crisis

The emergence of the Black Lives Matters movement is marked by the deaths (incomplete lives) of minoritised people who encountered the police....

3rd February 2021 / Video

Linton Kwesi Johnson on the role of the poet (4th Stuart Hall Public Conversation, February 2021)

"Poetry for me was a cultural weapon in the black liberation struggle" - Linton Kwesi Johnson

7th January 2021 / Video

Stuart Hall: Through the Prism of an Intellectual Life | Thinking About Thinking

By: Media Education Foundation

Originally Published by the Media Education Foundation The Media Education Foundation presents a newly discovered recording of a seminal...

30th October 2020 / Video

Intergenerational Inequality with Shiv Malik and Susanna Rustin

Shiv Malik, and Susanna Rustin explore how intergenerational inequality, and the economic reality on which it has been based, has changed our...

"the Coronavirus Pandemic from a perspective which is both socio-political..."
11th October 2020 / Article

The Coronavirus Pandemic and its Meanings

By: Michael Rustin

"the Coronavirus Pandemic from a perspective which is both socio-political..."
11th October 2020 / Article

The Coronavirus Pandemic and its Meanings

By: Michael Rustin

the Coronavirus Pandemic from a perspective which is both socio-political and psychoanalytic

""...an experiment in drawing out” the “connections between the ‘life’ and..."
24th September 2020 / Article

Review of Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands

By: Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

""...an experiment in drawing out” the “connections between the ‘life’ and..."
24th September 2020 / Article

Review of Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands

By: Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

"...an experiment in drawing out” the “connections between the ‘life’ and ‘ideas’

18th September 2020 / Video

The Stuart Hall Foundation by Jess Hall and Richard Harrington

Stuart Hall Foundation Film by Jess Hall and Richard Harrington. Inspired by the life and work of Professor Stuart Hall, the Stuart Hall...

4th September 2020 / Video

Legacies of British Slave Ownership with Catherine Hall and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

Catherine Hall and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse discuss the Legacies of British Slave Ownership. They explore the importance of new histories,...

"debates on reparation need to include questions about the historical..."
21st August 2020 / Article

Doing Reparatory History: bringing ‘race’ and slavery home

By: Catherine Hall

"debates on reparation need to include questions about the historical..."
21st August 2020 / Article

Doing Reparatory History: bringing ‘race’ and slavery home

By: Catherine Hall

debates on reparation need to include questions about the historical narratives on ‘race’ and empire

31st July 2020 / Video

David Lammy and Amina Gichinga on Party Politics and Grassroots Organising

In the second of the #ReconstructionWork series, ‘Parliamentary Politics and Grassroots Organising’, David Lammy and Amina Gichinga discussed...

26th July 2020 / Video

Gary Younge and Lola Olufemi Discuss Looking Back to Look Forward

Gary Younge and Lola Olufemi discuss 'looking back to look forward'. In the first #ReconstructionWork conversation, writer and academic...

"We use the term the slavery business to encompass the range of economic..."
20th July 2020 / Article

Thinking About the Slavery Business and its Legacies

By: Catherine Hall

"We use the term the slavery business to encompass the range of economic..."
20th July 2020 / Article

Thinking About the Slavery Business and its Legacies

By: Catherine Hall

We use the term the slavery business to encompass the range of economic activities associated with British slavery.

1st July 2020 / Audio

Caetano Maschio Santos on Haitian immigrant artists in Brazil

By: Caetano Maschio Santos

1st July 2020 / Audio

Caetano Maschio Santos on Haitian immigrant artists in Brazil

By: Caetano Maschio Santos

SHF DPhil Scholar's Caetano Santos talk 'Haitian immigrant artists in Brazil: diasporic negotiations of belonging and citizenship,...

"what transformative elements of this world exist for its users?"
8th April 2020 / Article

Offline Responses to an Online World

By: Priya Sharma

"what transformative elements of this world exist for its users?"
8th April 2020 / Article

Offline Responses to an Online World

By: Priya Sharma

what transformative elements of this world exist for its users?