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. They are all held at 5pm in the Department of History, 9 Abercromby Square, Lecture Theatre 1, with the exception of our 22 October meeting at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre.
Talks will be followed by refreshments and informal further discussion of the topic.
- Tuesday 1 October Professor Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool) 'Slavery and Dark Tourism in the French Atlantic World'. Jointly hosted by the Regional Centre for American Studies. Please note that this is a change to the lecture that was originally advertised.
- Tuesday 8 October Professor Connie Schulz (University of South Carolina): 'Slaves Named and un-Named: New Sources for understanding enslaved experience and identity in South Carolina'. Jointly hosted by the Regional Centre for American Studies
- Tuesday 22 October Jessica Moody (University of York): 'The “Glory and the Shame”: The dissonant legacies of slavery, memory and identity in Liverpool'. Black History Month event. NB: Held at Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, L8 1TH.
- Tuesday 19 November Anne Ruderman (Yale University): 'Supplying the Slave Trade: How did British and French slavers know what to put on their ships?'
- Tuesday 26 November Dr Nathaniel Tobias Coleman (University College London): 'What is wrong with [R. M. Hare's arguments against] slavery?' Jointly hosted with the Department of Philosophy’s Stapledon lecture series
- Tuesday 10 December Dr Simon Massey (Coventry University): 'Slavery in 2008: The African Union prohibition on slavery and the Republic of Niger on trial'.
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.