As the project develops we will add more links to other work in the area. Please do contact us if you would like a reference to your project to be included here.
For websites focusing on specific regions of Britain, see here.
The 1619 Project seeks to reframe the history of the USA by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the nation's foundational date. It aims to place the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very centre of US history. Click here for more.
Black and Asian Studies Association
BASA fosters research and to disseminates information on the history of Black peoples in Britain.
The Early Caribbean Digital Archive
A digital project to support sustained, open, collaborative research and learning of early Caribbean literary and cultural histories.
East India Company at Home, 1757-1857
The EIAH project examines the British country house in an imperial and global context.
Based at UCL in London, the Equiano Centre fosters historical understanding of the black presence in Britain. This website includes the project map Black Londoners 1800-1900.
Nick Hibbert Steele’s site documenting George Hibbert and the Hibbert family.
Jamaican Family Search
Jamaican Family Search is a virtual genealogy library for Jamaica which is particularly strong in 19th century material. You can read an interview with Patricia Jackson, the founder of the site, here.
Liverpool International Slavery Museum
The international importance of slavery, in historical and contemporary contexts.
An overview of the major original sources at the National Archives in Britain that relate to slavery and the slave trade in former British colonies.
Institute for the Study of Slavery, University of Nottingham
Research on both historical and contemporary slavery and forced labour in all parts of the globe and through all periods.
Reconnecting Diverse Rural Communities. Black presences and the legacies of slavery and colonialism in rural Britain, c.1600-1939, University of Nottingham
The histories and legacies of slavery and colonialism in the British countryside, including evidence of Black lives and their integration into rural society.
Antislavery Usable Past, University of Nottingham
The lessons of abolitionist movements of the past for contemporary use in campaigns against modern slavery.
Bright Ideas Nottingham: Slave Trade Legacies
Volunteering group in Nottingham discovering the transatlantic slave trade and the role of slave ancestors in contributing to the material wealth of Britain.
Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth century
Project looking at those enslaved people who lived, worked and died in eighteenth century Britain and who sought to escape their bondage.
Slave-ownership in Amsterdam, 1863
A map of slave-owners in Amsterdam who were awarded compensation for ownership of enslaved people in Suriname in 1863 with links to the enslaved people themselves.
Slavery and Revolution
Showcases letters from Simon Taylor (1738-1813), a slave-holder and plantation owner in Jamaica.
Slavery and the British Country House
The English Heritage pages on its Slavery and Abolition project no longer exist; but this links to the associated book, Slavery and the British Country House (2013) edited by Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann.
Slavery and the Natural World
A series of articles on the slave trade and the experience of the enslaved from the Natural History Museum in London. Includes information on diet and nutrition, fevers, medicines, resistance and everyday life.
STeR: Colonialism, Slavery, Trade, Reparations
A group of academics and non-academics who work to formulate a framework for reparations that would be adopted by influential international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund. Site includes narratives and teaching resources.
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Traces more than 10 million enslaved people and 35,000 slave-ship voyages in this online database.
Understanding Slavery Initiative
Supports the teaching a learning of transatlantic histories and legacies. Includes activities, maps and videos for teachers and students.
Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation
WISE generates research, provides a forum for academic discourse and interaction, and advances public understanding of both historic and contemporary slavery. Includes a Contemporary Slavery Teachers' Resource pack.
Women's History Network
Includes articles about Black women's history.