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Mapping the London Moment

by Finlay McCracken One of our goals of the London Moment project is to observe the interactions between various governments groups (governments-in-exile, academics, activists, and others) cooperating in London during the Second World War. ...

Researchers: Lea Levenhagen

I am a PhD student at the Institute for Franconian Regional History at the Universities of Bamberg and Bayreuth and a member of the research project “The London Moment”. After completing my Bachelor’s degree...

Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples: interracial “harmony” and colonial critique

The Jamaican physician Harold Moody was a passionate campaigner against racial discrimination in London in the 1930s and 1940s. His politization, which eventually led to the foundation of the League of Coloured Peoples (LCP) in 1931, is best explained by two reasons: Firstly, the constant struggle in face of the “colour bar”, and second his strong Christian faith. From its foundation until his death in 1947, Moody led the LCP, one of the most prominent Black political groups campaigning against racial discrimination in London at the time.

Metromod – Sourcing Traces.

Recording of interdisciplinary panel discussion available online. Metromod, a fellow research group investigating questions of exile, led by Prof. Burcu Dogramaci as an ERC project at the LMU Munich, currently organizes a panel series...

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