Centre for the Study of International Slavery

The Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) is a collaboration between the International Slavery Museum and the University of Liverpool to foster understanding and share research on human enslavement and its legacies.

Seminars 2015

CSIS seminar talks are free and open to all. Booking for some dates is essential, where stated. Most talks are held at 5pm in the Department of History, 9 Abercromby Square, Lecture Theatre 1, unless stated otherwise.

  • Tuesday 27 January, 2pm, Martin Luther King Jr Building, International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Black Germans and the Holocaust, Professor Eve Rosenhaft, University of Liverpool. This lecture is hosted by the International Slavery Museum to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
  • Tuesday 10 February, 2pm, Anthony Walker Education Centre, International Slavery Museum, "Save the blacks from the servitude of the whites": Congolese writing about Congo on the threshold of independence, Dr Yvonne Reddick, University of Central Lancashire
  • Thursday 19 February, 10am-7pm, Leggate Lecture Theatre, Victoria Gallery and Museum What’s New in Black British History? II – Booking essential. Funded by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and hosted by the Department of History and the BME Staff Network
  • Tuesday 24 February, 5pm, Martin Luther King Jr Building, International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock The second annual CSIS donor’s lecture. Free but booking essential. The legacies of slavery: rescuing our past and future, Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School
  • Monday 9 March, Suffering, slavery, and redemption: the particular holiness of Black Catholics in early modern Catholicism, Professor Erin Rowe, The John Hopkins University. Held in association with the Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Tuesday 17 March, Modern slavery, speakers to be confirmed
  • Tuesday 5 May, Convicts, enslavement and the slave trade: perspectives from new research on penal transportation, Professor Claire Anderson, University of Leicester,  Lauren Bell, University of Hull. Held in association with the Department of History seminar series and the AHRC Digital Panopticon Project.

MA in International Slavery Studies

This programme offers an innovatiove mixture of disciplinary approaches to the study of slaveries throughout human history. It will prepare students for further study, for opportunities in heritage, charity and government, or for private-sector careers valuing deeper expertise in analysis and research. Thanks to the unique partnership with the International Slavery Museum, the programme offers students the chance to work with curators and activists beyond the walls of the university.

Further details are on the University of Liverpool website.