"Phantoms of the Past: Slavery, Resistance and Memory in the Atlantic World" - Hosting 15 students and faculty from Bath Spa and Huron University, Canada

Activity: Other activity types - Research and Teaching at External Organisation


Interactive lecture for visitors from Bath and Canada as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration.

Phantoms of the Past: Slavery, Resistance, and Memory in the Atlantic World is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Huron University College (History and English/Cultural Studies), and Bath Spa University (History and English). The project places undergraduate student researchers, faculty, and community scholars at the center of new transatlantic network that examines 18th and 19th-century slavery and antislavery through histories, texts, images, and cultural memory.

Research questions: How are interconnected histories of transatlantic slavery and antislavery remembered, forgotten, commemorated, and ignored? What are slavery’s sites of memory, and how does the meaning of memory shift over time? How can our research on slavery, history, and “sites of memory” shape our understanding of race, identity and freedom in contemporary Canada and Britain?
Period21 Feb 2019
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Black Humanities