Memories from 2015 Black Portraiture{s} II Conference: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories in Florence

Florence 1
With the exhibit curator. (photo credit: J. Lind)
Florence 2
With a Senegalese photographer, one of his works; the curator with fans, additional photography.
Installations on display. (Photos credit J. Lind)
Taking it all in, an artist with her work, me taking it all in. (Photo credit: J. Lind)
Three s of dozens of panels, chatting in between sessions. (Photo credit J. Lind)

Jamelia is one of ITV’s Loose Women


Jamelia has over 1.7 million album sales with 7 top 10 hits from her album Thank You including Superstar, Thank You and her co-write with Chris Martin, See It In A Boy’s Eyes. Jamelia stormed the top 10 again with Stop, her signature track for the second Bridget Jones film. Jamelia’s has also seen success in Europe, Australia and New Zealand where she reached No 1.

Winner of four MOBO awards, including Best UK Act and Best British Female, she has performed at the MOBOS and co-hosted the awards in 2007.

The Superstar singer has also worked with brands including Pretty Polly, Reebok and has fronted her own ethnic hair care range called Model.Me. endorsed byToni&Guy. Jamelia has also been the cover girl for Harpers and Queen, Cosmopolitan and Elle magazine.

Jamelia has authored her own BBC3 documentary and fronted the Channel 4 show, The House that Made Me. She alsostarred on the judging panel of BBC3’s Move Like Michael Jackson. Jamelia is currently starring as one of the judges on The Voice of Ireland.

Find out more about Jamelia in her Q&A:

I’m best known for: Singing a few songs and my big mouth

The proudest moment of my career is: Performing for and having dinner with Nelson Mandela

The first thing I do in the morning is: Check my twitter (@jameliatweeties if you’re interested)

My favourite lunch is: A chipotle burrito – thankfully they don’t have them in Birmingham or I’d be a beached whale!

The most famous person in my phonebook is: Naomi Campbell

The actress who would play me in a film about my life is: Kerry Washington, because I love her!

My favourite memory from working on Loose Women is: Having two people I know and love on my first show – Biggins and Ben Miller

If I wasn’t presenting Loose Women, I’d be: Eating and sleeping, so basically you’ve saved my life!

You’d be surprised to learn that: I am obsessed with Christmas songs

The one thing I couldn’t live without is: My two daughters and chocolate

Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century event – June 5th in Oxford


Launched in January 2013, the Race and Resistance network brings together researchers in the history, literature, and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and beyond.

We meet every Friday during term-time, with sessions taking a variety of formats, including lectures by invited speakers, short research presentations, seminars discussing pre-circulated texts from a range of disciplines, book launches, and film screenings.

All are welcome to attend.

The interdisciplinary research group ‘Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century’ brings together researchers in the history, literature and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and beyond.

Events will take place in the TORCH Seminar Room, 3rd Floor of the Radcliffe Humanities Building, Oxford University (unless otherwise stated), and lunch will be provided at the lunchtime meetings.

5th June, 12.45 – 2pm: (Colin Matthew Room, ground floor of Radcliffe Humanities)

Research presentations by members of the ‘Race and Resistance’ network

Gaetan Maret (English): ‘Césaire’s 1939 Cahier d’un Retour au Pays Natal and black America’

Mai Musié (Classics): ‘Ethnic Identity in the Ancient Novel’