7 November 2019

Winter Lecture: How the Black female image was whitewashed from Renaissance art 

This talk seeks to explain why the Bible’s Queen of Sheba and the Classic’s Andromeda are both invariably depicted as white in Renaissance art and onwards, despite that both were known to be Black.

The lecture considers why and how these images might be recovered: the Queen of Sheba came from the land of the Black king found in biblical Adoration paintings and Andromeda was the daughter of the King and Queen of Ethiopia.

Speaker: Michael Ohajuru, Senior Fellow – Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Entry to the winter lectures is on a first come basis so we recommend arriving 15 minutes before the advertised start time to be assured of a seat.

All Winter Lectures take place at:
Priory Road Lecture Theatre,
University of Bristol,
8 Woodland Road,

Parking in the area can be difficult so you may want to allow extra time to find a space.

The 2019-20 Winter Lecture programme includes: