Advancing critical and creative conversations between classical and early modern arts and literatures, and twenty-first century theory and practice, in the Centre for Arts, Memory, and Communities, Coventry University

Group portrait showing the 2nd Duke of Devonshire (left, in red), Lord James Cavendish (standing, in brown), Elihu Yale (centre, in purple), and Mr. Tunstal, lounging in a loggia with long pipes and wine, with an enslaved child, and children playing in the background


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Our research theme for 2023-24 is RaceB4Race

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Winter Lecture

Coventry Premoderns are pleased to invite you to our Winter Lecture presented by

Professor Markman Ellis (Queen Mary University of London)

‘African Sensibility before Abolition: Ignatius Sancho, Francis Williams, and Phyllis Wheatley.’  

13 December 2023, 14.00 GMT, on MS Teams

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