19th May: ‘Imagining the Black Cook in Victorian England’

Wednesday, 19th May at 4pm (UK)

Imagining the Black Cook in Victorian England

Dr Caroline Bressey

This seminar opens up questions about the roles within the hierarchy of domestic labour undertaken by black women workers through the presence of black women who (may have) cooked in British Victorian kitchens.


Dr Caroline Bressey’s work focuses on the historical and cultural geographies of the black presence in Britain. She is Reader in Cultural and Historical Geography at UCL founded the Equiano Centre (2007-2017) to support research into the the black presence in Britain.

Her book Empire, Race and the Politics of Anti-Caste won the Women’s History Network Book Prize in 2014 and the Colby Scholarly Book Prize in 2015. 

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We do have a limit of 100 attendees, but you can also view the livestream of the seminar on the Women’s History Network Facebook page.