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17:30 - 19:00 19 February 2014

The Structure of Slave Ownership in St Catherine, Jamaica and Nevis, 1817-1834


Lecture Theatre 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Kate Donnington, Research Associate, UCL, Kate received a BA in English Literature and History and an MA in Art Gallery and Museum studies from the University of Leeds. She worked for two years in the museum sector before leaving to join the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at UCL as a PhD student. She is now a post-doctoral research associate on the Structure and Significance of British Caribbean Slave-ownership project at UCL.
Kristy Warren, Research Associate, UCL, Kristy joined the Structure and Significance of British Caribbean Slave-ownership project in January, having received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick.

Kate Donington and Kristy Warren will present and discuss the following papers -

The structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership: a case study of St. Catherine, Jamaica: This paper will explore some of the initial findings including the identification of large scale plantation owners in the area and the networks established through commercial, familial and marital relationships.

Using the Slave Registers as a Source for Gathering Information about the Enslaved: A case study of St. Kitts and Nevis: Slave Registers provide a wealth of knowledge about enslaved people but also have limitations as a source. Drawing on the research of Barry Higman, this paper explores the possibilities and limits of these records by first providing a general overview of the registers and then examining the specific registers of St Kitts and Nevis, highlighting the similarities and differences between the records of each island.


Oscar Martinez
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