The archive as a space in-between history and the production of blackness

Amaro, Ramon. 2018. 'The archive as a space in-between history and the production of blackness'. In: The Joy in The Punch, Takeover of the National Maritime Museum. National Maritime Museum, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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A talk at the first takeover of The National Maritime Museum's Atlantic Gallery: Slavery, Trade, Empire. The takeover, organised by The FXRUM, is an intervention to commemorate and rethink the legacy of Black Atlantic history and culture. ‘The Joy in the Punch’ refers to the experience of having to interrogate structures of oppression and the need to simultaneously punch through its limits.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Panel)


slavery, race, the Atlantic, archives, National Maritime Museum, colonialism, colonial history, museum studies, curatorial knowledge

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures


27 October 2018Completed

Event Location:

National Maritime Museum, United Kingdom

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Date Deposited:

06 Dec 2018 14:29

Last Modified:

27 Sep 2019 11:02


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