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09:30 30 March - 19:30 31 March 2012

Neale Colloquium 2012: Emancipation, Slave-ownership and the Remaking of the British Imperial World


Old Refectory | Main Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £80 registration fee
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

The colloquium aims to present the findings of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project and engage with current work exploring the importance of slavery and slave-ownership in the re-making of the British imperial world after abolition in 1833.

Whilst the 2007 bicentenary of the end of the slave trade inaugurated an explosion of popular interest in Britain’s role in the slavery business, much is still unknown about the significance of slavery to the formation of modern imperial Britain. Yet in 1833, abolition was heralded as evidence of Britain’s claim to be “the” modern global power, its commitment to representative government in Britain, free labour, the rule of law, and a benevolent imperial mission all aspects of a national identity rooted in notions of freedom and liberty. This conference will bring together historians from Britain, the US and the Caribbean to discuss the legacies of slavery and slave-ownership. For the full programme, please visit our website.


Ben Mechen/Rachel Lang
020 7679 3641 | Lbs@ucl.ac.uk


Neale Conference website