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UCL Slavery Legacy Project

Friday, February 5, 2016 -
12:45pm to 2:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Seminar Room

Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at University College London tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain. The first part of the project focused on the records of the compensation commission, which list over 46,000 individuals who claimed for compensation for the loss of their ‘property’ in people in the 1830s and 40s. The second part of the project extends this work back in time to the late eighteenth century to learn more about the slave-owners in the last 70 years of legalised slavery. Case studies are also being conducted concerning the lives of the enslaved. In this presentation Dr. Kristy Warren will give an overview of the first phase of the project and the conclusions gained. Dr. Warren will then review the processes of the present project paying particular emphasis on the slave-owners of St Kitts and how the slave registers (principally those of St Kitts) can be used to learn more about the enslaved. See https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/

Contact name: 
Louisa Layne
Audience: 
Open to all