Month: October 2015

Postgraduate Research Network inaugural workshop

This inaugural workshop of a new network for postgraduate research students working in the areas of slavery/antislavery will focus on the theme ‘Antislavery lessons and legacies’. The workshop, held at WISE on 16-17 October 2015, will bring to light new research that ranges geographically and temporally, encourages interdisciplinary conversations, and establishes vital links between historical and contemporary antislavery efforts. Members of the network will form their own committee, and will formulate workshop themes and events going forward.

The final Programme is now available.


Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners

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’.

Free, all welcome. Register online.

Part of Black History Month 2015. You can keep up to date on events news, comment and profiles on our Black History Month blog, which we will update throughout October.


Image: Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham, MS 482/7

Portrait image courtesy of BBC