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Slavery: Unfinished Business 

To mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament (1807), this four-day Landmark Conference will explore numerous themes related to slavery and the slave trade. 

  • The Past in the Present;
  • Human rights and modern slavery;
  • Networks of Slavery;
  • Abolition without Emancipation;
  • White Atlantic Slavery;
  • Modern Day Refugees in Britain;
  • Human Rights;
  • Genocide and Slavery;
  • Slave Memories and Anthropological Perspectives;
  • Slavery and Gender;
  • Reconstructing Lives – Lessons of Venture Smith;
  • Boundaries of Freedom and Coercion;
  • Legacies of Slavery and Reparations;
  • Slavery in the Gulf and Indian Ocean;
  • The Wilberforce Emancipation Lecture;
  • African-Caribbean Communities in Britain;
  • Political Economy of the Slave Trade.

This event was initiated by Prof. David Richardson, Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) and member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project. More than 200 participants will attend the conference, and keynote speakers will include:  Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Patron of (WISE) and David Lammy MP, Minister for Culture.

Start Date 16 May 2007
End Date 19 May 2007
Event Type International Conference
Event Location Hull, United Kingdom
Website (URL) http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=25659&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Email e.moukala@unesco.org
Document 1 Programme16-19May2007_017.pdf

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