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The two-part BBC documentary 'Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners', presented by David Olusoga in collaboration with UCL History's Legacies of British Slave-ownership research project, has won a BAFTA TV Award 2016 in the 'specialist factual' category. The programme explored the compensation which the British government paid to slave owners upon the abolition of slavery.
Published: May 8, 2016 10:30:00 PM
Iwan Morgan, who holds the honorary position of Commonwealth Fund Chair of American History (UCL History) alongside his post as Professor of US History (UCL Institute of the Americas) has had an IHR annual lecture series named after him. This is in recognition of his longstanding contribution to the study of US history.
Published: May 7, 2016 4:39:00 PM