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

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

  • Thursday 2 October: Challenging the Legend of Abraham Lincoln: Plans for Colonization after Emancipation, Dr Phillip Magness (George Washington University) and Dr Sebastian Page (The Queen’s College, University of Oxford). Held in association with the Regional Centre for American Studies.
  • Tuesday 14 October, 5pm, Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, L8 1TH: Slavery and its Legacy: Questions and Answers for Liverpool, Britain and the Wider World, Sandew Hira (International Institute for Scientific Research) and Professor Stephen Small (University of California, Berkeley). Held as part of Merseyside Black History Month.
  • Tuesday 21 October: Legacies of Slavery: A Writer's Reflections on Blackness and Queerness, Professor Thomas Glave (SUNY-Binghampton). Co-sponsored by the Department of English.
  • Thursday 30 October: New Perspectives on Haiti and Slavery in the Atlantic World, Dr Karen Salt (University of Aberdeen) and Mr Jack Webb (University of Liverpool).
  • Saturday 15 November, 1.45pm, School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square: Slavery From Liverpool to Mount Vernon: The Abolitionist Edward Rushton in Transatlantic Perspective, Professor John Oldfield (University of Hull). Co-sponsored by the Eighteenth-Century Worlds Centre and the Department of English.
  • Thursday 4 December: Power and Freedom in Supply Chains: Addressing the ‘demand-side’ of forced labour? Dr Siobhan McGrath (Durham University). Held in association with the Supply Chains Knowledge Platform, School of Management.   

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. |