Thursday, November 7, 2013

AfriClassical exchanges tweets on Ignatius Sancho with Dr. Miranda Kaufmann, Author of Thesis 'Africans in Britain, 1500-1640'

Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) is featured at  He went from African Slave to Composer, Author, Abolitionist & Britain's First Black Voter

Dr. Miranda Kaufmann has posted this bio at her website,

Dr. Miranda Kaufmann studied History at Christ Church, Oxford, where she completed her doctoral thesis on 'Africans in Britain, 1500-1640' in 2011. As a freelance historian and journalist, she has worked for The Sunday Times, the BBC, the National Trust, English Heritage, the Oxford Companion series, Quercus publishing and the Rugby Football Foundation. She is a popular speaker at conferences, seminars and schools from Hull to Jamaica and has published articles in academic journals and elsewhere (including the Times Literary Supplement,  The Times, The Guardian, History Today and Periscope Post). 

Current projects include the Influential Black Londoners exhibition at the National Trust's Sutton House in Hackney and  The Sunday Times Food List 2013.

Dr. Miranda Kaufmann tweeted us this week:

what sparked your interest in Sancho and his music?

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