Minerva Building, University of Lincoln
Join Victoria Araj and the EGI for our first event for Black History Month as we celebrate black contributions, stories and resilience, as we walk through the streets of Lincoln.
Reimagining Lincolnshire is a public history project that was initiated at the University of Lincoln in late 2020. Co-investigators include heritage professionals, teachers and researchers from a wide range of organisations in the region.
Our Black History trail seeks to open up our past, to show that extensive international connections stretch back over many centuries in Lincoln. This resulted in a social diversity and global knowledge that was not exceptional but the norm in our city.
Some key stories highlighted on the trail include that of RAF veterans such as Sidney Mcfarlane and Billy Strachan, performers such as Jimi Hendrix and Ira Aldridge and footballers such as John Walker and John Fashanu.
- Date: 2 October 2023
- Time: 4pm
- Meeting Place: Minerva Building, University of Lincoln by the Nelson Mandela quote
- Register: Here!
- Open to all and free to attend!
Dr Victoria Araj
Lecturer in EDI
Victoria is a lecturer in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) here at the Eleanor Glanville Institute. She is currently part of a team developing Micro-credentials in EDI at the Institute. Previously, she was a full-time Post-doctoral Researcher with the Reimagining Lincolnshire project at the University of Lincoln, which is led by Professor Heather Hughes. This public history project was initiated at the University in late 2020 and seeks to uncover diverse and marginalised histories from Lincolnshire. Victoria continues to contribute to the Reimagining Lincolnshire project.
Prior to her role at the University of Lincoln, she was a visiting Marie Curie Fellow in Sustainable Peacebuilding at Sabanci University in Istanbul and with the European Commission. She also spent time as a career mentor with the Women in International Affairs Network. Outside academia Victoria has consulted for Carnegie Middle East Center, Cambridge Centre for Palestine Studies, Lincolnshire County Council’s Working Group in Anti-Racist Practice and also with a number of UK and Turkey-based refugee and peace-education charities.
Victoria holds a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford and a Masters and BA in Economics and International Development with a specialism in Poverty, Conflict, and Reconstruction from the University of Manchester.View Victoria's Profile