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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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"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?

"The dilemma is how to cultivate the positive potential of folk cultures..."
"The dilemma is how to cultivate the positive potential of folk cultures..."
8th April 2020 / Article

'wi' nowt but dialeck for democracy': Bill Griffiths' Cultural Activism in Seaham

By: Matt Martin

The dilemma is how to cultivate the positive potential of folk cultures while resisting...

"The challenge of the 21st century would be "how to live with difference""
16th March 2020 / Article

Haitian immigrant artists in Brazil

By: Caetano Maschio Santos

"The challenge of the 21st century would be "how to live with difference""
16th March 2020 / Article

Haitian immigrant artists in Brazil

By: Caetano Maschio Santos

The challenge of the 21st century would be "how to live with difference"

8th February 2020 / Video

Third Annual Public Conversation: Resistance

Our third Annual Public Conversation pursued the theme of Resistance through multiple lenses. The event, which took place on Saturday 8th...

"mobilizes the echo as a feminist and decolonial material-semiotic figuration."
"mobilizes the echo as a feminist and decolonial material-semiotic figuration."
7th February 2020 / Article

A Sonic Conjuncture? Sonic Knowledge Production in Archaeoacoustics and Echoes of Elsewhere

By: Annie Goh

mobilizes the echo as a feminist and decolonial material-semiotic figuration.

2nd February 2020 / Audio

Second Annual Public Conversation: Stuart Hall & the Future of Public Space

Listen to the audio recording of The Second Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation, held at Conway Hall on 2nd February 2019. The event gathered...

8th November 2019 / Images

Third Public Conversation: Resistance

By: Francis Augusto

8th November 2019 / Images

Third Public Conversation: Resistance

By: Francis Augusto

"We are living through a period of profound political instability, in which old paradigms are crumbling, and new ones struggling to be born. At...

"we also have to note how difficult it is to learn things from the past."
5th June 2019 / Article

Stuart Hall in the Here and Now

By: David Morley

"we also have to note how difficult it is to learn things from the past."
5th June 2019 / Article

Stuart Hall in the Here and Now

By: David Morley

we also have to note how difficult it is to learn things from the past.

"Musical ideas spring from the strangest source..."
5th March 2018 / Article

SWEET TOOTH: Interview with Elaine Mitchener

By: Gilane Tawadros

"Musical ideas spring from the strangest source..."
5th March 2018 / Article

SWEET TOOTH: Interview with Elaine Mitchener

By: Gilane Tawadros

Musical ideas spring from the strangest source...

"Musical ideas spring from the strangest sources"
5th March 2018 / Article

SWEET TOOTH: Interview with Elaine Mitchener

By: Gilane Tawadros and Elaine Michener

"Musical ideas spring from the strangest sources"
5th March 2018 / Article

SWEET TOOTH: Interview with Elaine Mitchener

By: Gilane Tawadros and Elaine Michener

Musical ideas spring from the strangest sources

2nd March 2018 / Video

Ting-Ting Cheng - On the Desert Island

To celebrate the launch of Ting-Ting Cheng’s On the Desert Island, the outcome of the first ever Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency,...

"The detractors of ‘identity liberalism’ are still prone to the fantasy that"
22nd February 2018 / Article

Why do white people like what I write?

By: Pankaj Mishra

"The detractors of ‘identity liberalism’ are still prone to the fantasy that"
22nd February 2018 / Article

Why do white people like what I write?

By: Pankaj Mishra

The detractors of ‘identity liberalism’ are still prone to the fantasy that

"The detractors of ‘identity liberalism’ are still prone to the fantasy that"
22nd February 2018 / Article

Why Do White People Like What I Write?

By: Pankaj Mishra

"The detractors of ‘identity liberalism’ are still prone to the fantasy that"
22nd February 2018 / Article

Why Do White People Like What I Write?

By: Pankaj Mishra

The detractors of ‘identity liberalism’ are still prone to the fantasy that

"The conjuncture which saw the desegregation of the American south"
3rd February 2018 / Article

The First Stuart Hall Public Conversation: Opening Talk

By: David Edgar

"The conjuncture which saw the desegregation of the American south"
3rd February 2018 / Article

The First Stuart Hall Public Conversation: Opening Talk

By: David Edgar

The conjuncture which saw the desegregation of the American south

23rd November 2017 / Images

Elaine Mitchener's SWEET TOOTH Premier

By: Elaine Mitchener

23rd November 2017 / Images

Elaine Mitchener's SWEET TOOTH Premier

By: Elaine Mitchener

Elaine Mitchener’s SWEET TOOTH premiered at Bluecoat, Liverpool in 2017. It’s a powerful music theatre performance interrogating historical...

13th October 2017 / Images

BLK ACT MAP: Artistic Launch

By: Nadyah Aissa

13th October 2017 / Images

BLK ACT MAP: Artistic Launch

By: Nadyah Aissa

The  BLK ACT MAP emerged from a series of intergenerational conversations organised by the Foundation. Younger groups of artists, cultural...

"The question is - what exactly is it that the Brexit vote and Trump’s..."
15th May 2017 / Article

The Crisis of Cosmopolitanism

By: Professor Jeremy Gilbert

"The question is - what exactly is it that the Brexit vote and Trump’s..."
15th May 2017 / Article

The Crisis of Cosmopolitanism

By: Professor Jeremy Gilbert

The question is - what exactly is it that the Brexit vote and Trump’s election mark the crisis of?

13th May 2015 / Video

Angela Davis on Stuart Hall (2014)

By: Daisy Samuel and Julia dos Santos

13th May 2015 / Video

Angela Davis on Stuart Hall (2014)

By: Daisy Samuel and Julia dos Santos

Director and Producer: Daisy Samuel and Julia dos Santos Interviewer:  Daisy Samuel Camera Operator: Stanley Leung Sound Recordist: Ana...