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The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British
Slave-ownership has been established at UCL with the generous support of
the Hutchins Center at Harvard.
The Centre will build on two earlier projects based at UCL tracing the
impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project (2009-2012), and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833 (2013-2015).
Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its
legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the
fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe
that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the
extent and the limits of slavery's role in shaping British history and
leaving lasting legacies that reach into the present. The stories of
enslaved men and women, however, are no less important than those of
slave-owners, and we hope that the database produced in the first two
phases of the project, while at present primarily a resource for
studying slave-owners, will also provide information of value to those
researching enslaved people.
On 28 September 2016 there will be the launch at UCL of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership at UCL.
We will be outlining our new work and there will be time for discussion.
The event is free but it booking is essential: see full details.
We were delighted that the two-part BBC programme, Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners won the BAFTA TV award for 2016 in the ‘Specialist factual’ category (awarded 8 May 2016).
The first of two episodes, presented by David Olusoga, was broadcast
at 9.00pm on Wednesday 15th July 2015 on BBC2, the second a week later.
For more information see the BBC website page and BBC programme page.
We were also delighted that Britain’s Forgotten Slave-owners,
broadcast by the BBC on 15 and 22 July 2015, won the Royal Historical
Society Public History Prize Winner for Broadcasting, 2015.
On this page we will occasionally highlight work which has been
recently published by other historians and researchers which might be of
interest to users of this website. Doing so does not endorse the
opinions of the authors; but we mention them here because of their
Click Full Details below for Natasha Lightfoot, Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation (Duke UP, 2015).