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.

  • 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.

Approaches to teaching slavery - study day

25 March 2015, 9.15am to 4.30pm at the International Slavery Museum

The International Slavery Museum and the Centre for the Study of International Slavery invite you to participate in a free 'teach the teacher' study day to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. 

Download the Approaches to teaching slavery study day leaflet (pdf) for further information.

Places are free but limited, please ring 0151 478 4456 to reserve one or email vikky.evans-hubbard@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk 

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.