Lectures and talks
In this section you can find transcripts of the following lectures, speeches, presentations, conference and research papers about or relating to the International Slavery Museum and the themes and collections within it.
Where indicated, some of the recent talks are also available as podcasts to listen to on your computer or MP3 player.
- A different perspective: Developing collections at the International Slavery Museum (pdf), paper by Angela Robinson, curator of Transatlantic Slavery, 2011
- 'All we want is make us free', the voyage of Amistad's children through the worlds of the illegal slave trade, lecture by Dr Benjamin Lawrence, University of California, Davis, 13 July 2009 (podcast and transcript available)
- 'The age of slave apologies: the case of Liverpool, England' lecture Dr Mark Christian, associate professor of Sociology and Black World Studies at Miami University, 14 November 2007 (podcast and transcript available)
- 'The floating dungeon: a history of the slave ship' lecture by Professor Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburg, 31 October 2007 (podcast and transcript available)
- Reparations public debate speeches by Esther Stanford and Dorothy Kuya, 11 October 2007 (podcast and transcript available)
- David Fleming's speech at the gala dinner to celebrate the opening of the International Slavery Museum, 22 August 2007
- Speech given by Nicole Lee, executive director of TransAfrica Forum at the gala dinner to celebrate the opening of the International Slavery Museum, 22 August 2007
- Slavery Remembrance Day memorial lecture 'The ideological origins of chattel slavery' given by Dr Molefi Kete Asante at Liverpool Town Hall, 21 August 2007
- 'Transatlantic slave trade - exploring the legacy' paper given by David Fleming at the AFRICOM conference, 5 October 2006
- Presentation to the British Embassy in New York by David Fleming, 9 May 2006
- 'Liverpool: European Capital of ...the Transatlantic Slave Trade', paper given by David Fleming at the annual conference of the International Association of City Museums, Amsterdam, 3 November 2005
- 'Stealing History', a debate about museums and cultural property, speeches by Piotr Bienowski, Eric Lynch, Rounke Williams, Lynne Stumpe, 6 October 2005
- 'Museums and the representation of slavery: politics, memorialisation and cultural tourism', paper given by Anthony Tibbles at the interim meeting of the International Congress of Maritime Museums, Curacao, October 2001
- 'Ports of the Transatlantic Slave Trade' paper given by Anthony Tibbles at the TextPorts Conference, Liverpool Hope University College, April 2000
- 'Interpreting Transatlantic Slavery: the role of museums', Anthony Tibbles, 1999
- 'Against human dignity: The development of the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum', Anthony Tibbles, 1996
Books by National Museums Liverpool about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy are available from the online bookshop.