Slavery: dialogues across time and place

SlaverySymp(circulation)When : Friday 12 May. 10:00 -17:00
Where: Research Beehive (Old Library building), room 2.22
Attendance is free of charge

Further information:

This interdisciplinary workshop will combine presentations by scholars who are working on human trafficking and enslavement from antiquity to today with a round table facilitating wider discussion on the definitions and legacies of slavery.

9:45 Welcome remarks
10 – 11:15am: Panel 1

Brycchan Carey, ‘The Natural History of Slavery: an Evolving Genre’
Siobhán McGrath, ‘Modern Anti-slavery as Development: A Critique’
Micaela Langellotti, ‘Slavery and social attitudes in early Roman Egypt’
Chair: Fionnghuala Sweeney

11:15am – Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30: Panel 2
Ulrike Roth, ‘Women, children, families: from Roman slavery to medieval serfdom’
Jane Webster, ‘Beads for the slave trade: a biographical approach’
Chair: Annie Tindley

Lunch break

1:45-2:45pm: Panel 3
Louise Waite, ‘Tracing responsibility: The precarity of irregular migrants in the UK and intersections of modern slavery’
Vanessa Mongey, ‘The Republic and the Pirates: slave trading in the Caribbean’
Chair: Micaela Langellotti

2:45 pm – Coffee break

3 – 4 pm: Panel 4
Hannah Durkin, ‘The Story of Sallie “Redoshi” Smith, the Last Middle Passage Survivor’
Simon Corcoran, ‘Roman legal sources and slavery: problems and possibilities”
Chair: Vanessa Mongey

4 – 5pm: Roundtable

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