Eurotast Launch: Transatlantic Slave Trade EU Research Project

Eurotast Launch Presentations: Introducing the Challenges for the Interdisciplinary Research and Training Network Exploring the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  To find the dedicated Eurotast website you can find it here.

Tuesday, 12th June, 9.00am to 6.00pm, The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Helen Weinstein, as Director of IPUP,  hosted a programme of presentations and perspectives showcasing the research of EUROTAST, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network exploring the history of the transatlantic slave trade through 13 research projects in history, archaeology and genetics.

Speakers included Professor Fatimah Jackson from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who spoke about the relationship between Genetics and African Identity, and Dr. Richard Benjamin, Director of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, who described the representation of enslavement in a museum context.

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Jim Walvin Public Lecture: 6pm, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

To mark the beginning of this pioneering research journey, Emeritus Professor Jim Walvin delivered a special evening lecture entitled: "Then and Now: Viewing the Transatlantic Slave Trade Over Forty Years", which provided a poignant and timely assessment of scholarship and public engagement with this burgeoning and also challenging field. This lecture was open to the public and followed by Q&A, and a drinks reception in the foyer which all were warmly invited to attend. Community participants, students, colleagues, friends, welcome!


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