Help make Nottingham a slavery free city. Join us for an evening of film and discussion about what modern slavery looks like in your community on 20 June 2017 at University of Nottingham.
Free admission but registration is required, register by eventbrite www.nottinghamagainstslavery.eventbrite.co.uk
1 June 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm, Wilberforce Room, Museum of London in Docklands
We would like to invite you to a workshop on the 1 June 2017 at the Museum of London in Docklands focused on new approaches to teaching the history of transatlantic colonial slavery.
Unchosen are delighted to announce an innovative conference called Stay Safe from Slavery, focusing on new ways of preventing Modern Slavery in the UK. The conference takes place at the University of Nottingham on 21 June 2017. The university’s Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice and Antislavery Usable Past project is partnering on the conference, in conjunction with work to make Nottingham a slavery-free city.
Mary Wills will be presenting at the University of Warwick’s Poverty Research Network workshop on 3 March 2017. The Poverty Research Network brings together scholars from different disciplines, working on broad themes of poverty and social justice from the local to the global level. The ‘Empires of Charity‘ workshop looks to explore the relationship between systems of charity and imperialism broadly defined within a global framework. Mary will be speaking on the British anti-slavery cause in nineteenth-century West Africa, and how abolitionism became intertwined with concepts of imperialism, philanthropy and humanitarianism.
Three members of the Antislavery Usable Past team – Katie Donington, Rebecca Nelson and Mary Wills – will speak about the project and their own research at a seminar organised by the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool on 7 February, 5pm-7pm. Mary Wills will be speaking on ‘Commemorating slavery and abolition in the UK: heritage, memory and activism’, Rebecca Nelson on ‘The Many Faces of the Modern Museum’ and Katie Donington on ‘Red rubber in sepia: slavery, memory and representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo’.
Admission is free. Details of how to register, and more info, can be found on the Centre for the Study of International Slavery website.
We are delighted to invite you to a workshop in Liverpool on Wednesday 8 February 2017 examining the ways in which the history of slavery and its abolition have been explored within public history.
In October 2017, Historians Against Slavery 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 – ‘Using History to Make Slavery History’ – will mark the 10th Anniversary of the ISM as well as Black History Month 2017. It is co-hosted by Historians Against Slavery, the ISM, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (University of Liverpool) and the Antislavery Usable Past project.
This conference will examine the ways in which slavery has figured in public history in Britain. It will consider how academic history has shaped public perceptions of slavery and how public debate has challenged and inspired scholarship. It will give critical attention to the ways in which slavery and colonialism has shaped both our public and academic history institutions.
Rebecca Nelson will be giving a lunchtime talk at the Tolbooth Museum in Aberdeen on 21 September. She will be discussing the development of anti-slavery in the UK, and introducing some of her PhD research.
Rebecca Nelson will discuss some of her PhD research at Hull Heritage Open Weekend on 10 September. She will present on ‘Museums and the Fight Against Modern Slavery’, and will explore the process of development of museums addressing antislavery in their exhibits, and the new movement for museums to become involved in contemporary antislavery campaigns.