Module Details

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Title HISTORIES OF SLAVERY
Code HIST581
Coordinator Dr LR Sandy
History
L.Sandy@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To develop students' familiarity with historical contexts for slavery and introduce them to potential areas for specialisation;

To introduce comparative concepts and ideas of "slavery", "freedom" and "forced labour" for students reflecting on their context in very different historical societies;

To allow staff and students to benefit from ambitious and broad discussion of slavery as a concept beyond discrete research contexts.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) A sophisticated understanding of slavery as a conceptual category of analysis and the extent to which it aids our understanding of contemporary and historical experiences of freedom and "un-freedom".

(LO2) Appropriate disciplinary skills, becoming familiar with a range of techniques, methods and concepts deployed in the analysis of slaveries and their legacies.

(LO3) Knowledge of "slavery" in a wide variety of historical and contemporary contexts.

(S1) Skills of written communication and rational argument, drawing on appropriate disciplinary methods.

(S2) Expertise in identifying and deploying appropriate evidence to support analysis and conclusions.

(S3) Confident and constructive oral argument.


Syllabus

 

The following seminar schedule is indicative of the scope of the module. Please note that the selection of case-studies and the arrangement of their delivery will vary from year to year according to staff availability:

Comparing slavery and abolition in time and space;

U.S. Slavery and Russian serfdom;

Slavery in the French and British Empires;

Slavery in the Carolingian Mediterranean and the Spanish Atlantic;

Unfree labour in West Africa and the Gulags of the USSR;

Slavery in the Roman Empire and forced labour in the Third Reich.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: The Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) hosts at least four visiting speakers each semester. This module requires students to evaluate and analyse the speakers’ work as part of its assessment criteria.
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: The Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) hosts at least four visiting speakers each semester. This module requires students to evaluate and analyse the speakers’ work as part of its assessment criteria.

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Discussion seminars.
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Discussion seminars.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 4

12

        16
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 134
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    20       
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -3000 words    80       

Recommended Texts

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