Month: September 2015

Visual culture and the antislavery past

Please join the Nottingham team on the Antislavery Usable Past project for their panel at a larger workshop held by the London-based project Legacies of British Slave-Ownership. Project Investigator, Centre for Research in Race and Rights Co-Director and American Studies professor Zoe Trodd, project research fellow and C3R postdoc Kate Donington, and project PhD student and C3R associate Hannah Jeffrey will discuss the usable past of slave rebellion and violent resistance, including in Black Power visual culture and contemporary antislavery visual culture.

The broader workshop runs from 10am to 5pm and will investigate the impact of slavery and slave-ownership in the Midlands and the surrounding area. It will involve sharing new research that can be used to explore the local links between the Midlands and the business of slavery, as well as thinking about the ways that we might use the legacies of slavery and antislavery for contemporary activism, including in the movement to end modern global slavery. A small exhibition examining some of the men and women of the Midlands who had links with slavery and abolition will accompany the workshop. This is a free event and is open to anyone who might be interested, although booking in advance is essential.