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Introducing the first keynote speaker at our kick off conference: Temi Odumosu!

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

Portrait photo of Temi Odumodu.
Photo by Louise Haywood (2012) ©

On 19 November Every Story Matters presents its first conference in Lisbon: ‘Every Story Matters/Cada História Conta’. As the date for our official kick off is approaching, we’d love to introduce you to some of our keynote speakers and panel participants who will offer us their inspiration. First up: Temi Odumosu!

Temi Odumosu is an art historian, curator, and senior lecturer in Cultural Studies at Malmö University (Sweden). Her international research and curatorial practice are concerned with colonial archives, slavery and visuality, ethics of care-in-representation, post-memorial art and performance, and more broadly exploring how art mediates social transformation and healing. 

Her book ‘Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes, White Humour’ (2017, Harvey Miller) recently won the Historians of British Art book award for scholarship between 16-001800. In this book, based on her PhD thesis at the University Cambridge, Temi Odumosu explores the construction and use of African caricatures in British satirical prints during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In the video attached below you’ll hear Temi elaborate on her research, more specifically on the stereotypical representation of people of African descent. 

Nobody can introduce Temi better than herself, so make sure to check out the video below and her website!

Eager to attend our conference? Don’t forget to register for the conference to get inspired by Temi’s keynote speech. You can find the full programme of the conference here.

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