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We are TRANSMISSION, a collective of archivists and historians of African heritage working to support and build archives and heritage in and with African diaspora communities.
Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski
Ego is a Nigerian, UK-born, Minneapolis-based mixed media artist/designer, archivist and organiser. She has an MA in Archives and Records Management (International) from University College London (UCL). Sowinski is currently collaborating with artist/archivist Rita Keegan to prepare her archival collection for deposit. She was a specialist volunteer for the Equiano Centre, UCL and is currently part of the Emerging Archival Scholarship Programme with Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI).
 @Thoughtful74

Kelly Foster
Kelly is a public historian and London Blue Badge Guide specialising in community history and oral history. She works online and in person to facilitate an inclusive understanding of London’s diverse past and the ever-changing 21st century city, and has a special interest in how people make history in virtual and physical public space. She regularly works organisation such as Black Cultural Archives, Lambeth Archives, the Museum of London, Black History Walks, and London Walks. She is an leader in the open knowledge movement and was named 2017 UK Wikimedian of the Year.
 @LondonLabrish

Hannah Ishmael
Hannah is an archivist currently researching a PhD at UCL investigating the development of Black archives in London. Previously she was the Archivist at Black Cultural Archives, having qualified in 2010. She also works as a freelance archivist, recently on the Black Dancers Archive project and has been involved in research for TV. She has a special interest in ephemera as a tool for historical research and the role of bookshops and bookselling in the creation of political campaigns.
 @hjmishmael
Etienne Joseph
Etienne is a London based archivist, researcher and educator whose practice draws together his lived experience over the past twenty years. He is currently working on his PhD thesis, a research project, which considers the Pan Africanist politics and affective dynamics of Black musical space; using the archive and its affective potentials as a point of departure. Etienne’s practice explores the connections between heritage, art, tangibility and intangibility. He is primarily interested in interventions that subvert traditional power structures and enable access by a broad range of publics. His latest project, Decolonising the Archive, works to understand the past and shape the future.
 @de_archive

Nathan Richards
Nathan is a filmmaker, journalist and digital historian. He is a Sussex Humanities Lab Doctoral Scholar at the University of Sussex researching a PhD concerned with how digital tools, mediums and research methods, are informing African historiography, historical memories and heritage practice. His 2014 film Absent from the Academy, which explored the lack of senior Black academics in the UK, is a key intervention in the current conversations about race in British academia.
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