Legacies of British Slave-Ownership

Professor Catherine Hall, Department of History

The Legacies of British slave-ownership (LBS) project is undertaking a comprehensive analysis of British slave-owners and their impact on the formation of Victorian Britain. The project will explore the economic, commercial, political, cultural, social and imperial legacies of the several thousand slave-owners resident in Britain.  In 2012, one of the outputs of the project will be a publicly-accessible Encyclopaedia of British Slave-ownership.

Through six workshops across the country, taking place from July to December 2010, the project team will engage public groups in dialogue about the work of the project.  These groups will be made up from existing networks of local community representatives, freelance historians and activitists.

At these workshops, the LBS team and the local participants will exchange findings about the local and national history on the subject, and discuss how to maintain this exchange of information, ensuring local expert community voices are heard and represented as the research continues.

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