In October 2017, Historians Against Slavery (HAS) will hold its biennial conference outside of the United States for the first time, at the International Slavery Museum (ISM) in Liverpool. The two-day conference will mark the 10th Anniversary of the ISM as well as Black History Month 2017. It is co-hosted by HAS, the ISM, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (University of Liverpool) and the Antislavery Usable Past project (Universities of Nottingham and Hull).
There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today. The Modern Slavery Act of 2015 tackles the issue of thousands of people enslaved in the UK. Could UK cities now take steps to ensure they are slavery-free? Over the next two years, Nottingham will work to become the world’s first slavery-free city.
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Please join the Department of American and Canadian Studies and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights for its distinguished annual lecture, delivered this year by Professor Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History, University of Connecticut, and a world-leading expert on the history of slavery and abolition.
Join David Olusoga, historian and broadcaster, and Katie Donington, Centre for Research in Race and Rights, as they discusses ‘Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners’ following the BBC Two documentary broadcast earlier this year. Expect a look at the scale of the slave trade, and the extraordinary choice by the government of the day to compensate slave owners for their ‘loss of property’.
The Department of American and Canadian Studies (ACS) present their Women’s History Month Lecture. Emily West, University of Reading, will be in conversation with Rachel Williams, PhD student (ACS), to discuss ‘Enslaved wetnurses in the antebellum United States’.