African Europeans: An Untold History

Fri 25 Sep

Friday, 25 September 2020

6.00pm - 7.00pm

In Conversation | Online Only

African Europeans: An Untold History

Join Olivette Otele as she charts a 2,000-year history of African Europeans, deconstructing the widely held belief that Africans are a recent presence in Europe.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
Olivette Otele


The story of African Europeans can be traced throughout Europe’s complex history, from the Roman period, through the Renaissance, and up to the present day.

Discover a forgotten past full of richly varied encounters between people defined as ‘Africans’ and ‘Europeans’, beginning with the story of St Maurice, leader of the Roman Theban Legion in the 3rd century.

Olivette Otele is Professor of the History of Slavery at the University of Bristol and Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. She is an expert on the history of people of African descent and the links between memory, geopolitics and legacies of French and British colonialism.

A copy of Olivette Otele's book African Europeans: An Untold History can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Friday, 25 September 2020
6.00pm - 7.00pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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