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Slavery, Colonialism and Liverpool’s University

10:00am - 1:00pm / Saturday 18th June 2022
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: Centre for the Study of International Slavery
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The University of Liverpool (founded in 1881) has benefited significantly from wealth and other advantages derived from colonialism and the enslavement of people. In some cases, this has taken the form of benefaction from those directly involved in these activities, or from their descendants. This connection is being interrogated by university researchers and the local community including the immense efforts and data collection done by the Liverpool Black History Research Group.

This history is one that impacts not only the university but the city of Liverpool in its entirety and as such should be influenced and directed by all.

The primary objective of this event is to discuss how you would like to see this research conducted, what stories you want see highlighted, and in what manner the findings should be articulated. We will host conversations around the contents of the university archives, objects in the collection connected to slavery, and the ongoing research conducted by the Liverpool Black History Research Group.