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.


CSIS seminar talks are free and open to all. The regular Tuesday talks are all held at 5pm in the Department of History, 9 Abercromby Square, Lecture Theatre 1. However, there are a few additional talks on other days which are at different times and locations, as indicated.

Talks will be followed by refreshments and informal further discussion of the topic.

  • Tuesday 4 March Professor Igor Perez-Tostado (Unversidad Pablo de Olavide): 'Irish-Cuban crossroads: slavery, colonial elites, and nation building in the twilight of the Spanish empire'. Jointly hosted with the Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  • Tuesday 11 March in the SJ Library Dr Dea Boster (Columbus State Community College) 'The market value for the right eye in the southern country is $240: disability, value, and power in the antebellum American Slave Market'. Held in association with the  Regional Centre for American Studies.
  • Tuesday 25 March  Dr Natalie Zacek (University of Manchester): 'Holding the whip-hand: violence, sexuality, and the female slaveholder in Jamaica and New Orleans'. Held in association with the  Regional Centre for American Studies.     

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. |