For many Canadians, the history of African-Canadians is limited to the Underground Railroad. It’s a history that some historians are working to expand upon. Boulou Ebanda de B’Béri, professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at the University of Ottawa, and co-editor of “The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent’s Settlements and Beyond,” joins The Agenda in the Summer to discuss his efforts to move African-Canadian history out of the margins. Watch Prof. Boulou Ebada de B’béri’s interview with Piya Chattopadhyay here.
The Conversation Series is a project that focuses on creating a dialogue with filmmakers, researchers, and teachers who examine the world through a cultural perspective. More specifically, the project brings to the surface voices and perspectives that are normally held to the margins of national and cultural grand narratives.
This video includes such reputable scholars as Arturo Escobar from the University of North Carolina, Meaghan Morris from Lingnan University, Ghassan Hage from the University of Sydney, Stephen Muecke from the Univeristy of Technology Sydney and Jodi Berland from York University.
Internationally renowned scholar of cultural studies and popular
culture, Larry Grossberg’s work focuses primarily on popular music and the politics of youth
in the United States. He is also widely known for his research in the philosophy of communication and culture. Though his scholarship focused significantly throughout the 1980s and early 1990s on the politics of postmodernism, his more recent work explores the possibilities and limitations of alternative and emergent formations of modernity.
The state of cultural race and representation in Australian cinema
This video is a conversation by notable Australian filmmakers, including Don Featherstone, Ray Lawrence, Nick Parsons, Jo Dyer and Michael James Rowland. It also includes reputable film critic Peter Castaldi.
It was conducted by University of Ottawa professor Boulou Ebanda de B’béri’s research assistants Virginie Mesana and Peter Hogart.