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David Morley: Stuart Hall in the Here and Now

This paper features David Morley's contribution to 'Stuart Hall in the Here and Now', a panel discussion presented by the SHF and the ICA on 5th June 2019.

The event celebrated the work of Jamaican-British academic, writer and political activist Stuart Hall. Stuart Hall played a pioneering role in the nascent field of cultural studies, particularly in its expansion to encompass concerns around race and gender. He founded the journal New Left Review in the 1950s and was a leading figure in the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, as well as the visual arts organisations Autograph ABP and Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts). The event coincides with the release of Essential Essays, a two-volume collection of Stuart Hall’s most foundational works, demonstrating his contributions to the defining cultural and political debates of our time.

Alongside David Morley (Essential Essays editor), the panel featured cultural theorist and feminist commentator Angela McRobbie, media artist and academic Roshini Kempadoo, film studies scholar Clive Nwonka, and Stuart Hall Foundation trustee and sound studies scholar Julian Henriques.