Sponsors

Wheelock College was founded in 1888 by education pioneer Lucy Wheelock, whose dedication and perseverance continue to inspire our community. For 125 years, Wheelock’s mission has remained rooted in social justice and focused on improving the lives of children and families. Wheelock alums are teachers, social workers, and advocates who inspire a world of good in their local communities, nationally, and around the world.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC) is a School based in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh that covers a whole range of language and cultural subject areas, including Modern European Languages, Asian Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Scottish and Celtic Studies, Translation Studies and English Literature.
School of History, Classics and ArchaeologyThe Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies is a research unit offering advanced training and supervision for MSc and PhD students. A full programme of conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops is presented each academic session. An important feature of the Centre's activities is public outreach. Links with other complementary disciplines at Edinburgh such as African Studies, Anthropology, History, Italian, Politics South Asian Studies and Sociology are well established. SCDS is one of the foremost global centres of excellence on the history of emigration and immigration, subjects of great current political, social, economic and cultural interest both within and beyond the academy. In its first years of development, most attention was given to work on the Scottish diaspora, which, because of its nature, scale and world-wide impact provided a superb historical ‘laboratory’ for research on international human mobility. While Scotland will always remain a core area of interest, increasing attention is now and in the future being given to comparative studies, generic diaspora themes and the migration histories of other ethnicities.
Centre for African studies The Centre for African Studies was founded in 1962. It was one of the original African Studies Centres in the UK founded on the recommendation of the Hayter Commission. The Centre of African Studies acts as a focal point for postgraduate teaching and supervision on Africa and a hub for research programmes that span all three of the University’s colleges. The Centre is one of Europe’s leading Centres of Africanist expertise, regularly appears at the top of Good University Guides, hosts a vibrant, cutting edge research community and delivers a range of high quality masters and doctoral programmes.
University of Edinburgh logoThe College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the largest college at the University of Edinburgh, housing eleven schools that cover a full spectrum of research fields from Modern Literatures, Languages and Cultures through to Social and Political Science. The CHSS has sponsored this event through a Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grant.



The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) is focussed on helping to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and in promoting racial justice across Scotland. Over the years CRER has had a key role in advocating, campaigning and influencing developments to promote racial equality. It has been effective in responding to a broad range of interests needed to make an impact upon deep rooted issues and respond to the needs of communities. CRER has experience of anti-racist work covering areas such as youth empowerment, community engagement, pioneering research as well as helping to mainstream race equality across the public sector in Scotland. CRER is sponsoring this event and is working with the event coordinators to link it to Black History Month (October 2015).
Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France logoThe ASMCF is an academic association dedicated to advancing and developing research and education concerning modern and contemporary France in the United Kingdom
The African Studies Association UK (ASAUK) is a scholarly organization with a membership that includes academics, journalists and broadcasters, civil servants and many others with an interest in Africa. Its core aims are to facilitate linkages between UK and African institutions, and between scholars in Africa and the UK. It supports African scholars publishing in Africanist journals published in the UK, scholarly journal publishing in Africa, scholarly book publishing in Africa, and the exchange of ideas in and about Africa.

Haiti Support Group logo
The Haiti Support Group (HSG) is a civil society organisation working with progressive, participatory groups in Haiti that are working for change to:improve the standard of living of the poor majority; build genuine democracy and means of participation; and ensure respect for all human rights. HSG works to amplify the voices of those civil society organisations who are genuinely committed to empowering the poor majority, whether they are trade unions, womens' organisations, peasant groups, neighbourhood associations or others.