This free workshop will explore the legacies of British slave-ownership in the north of England. It will showcase exciting new research that can be used to explore the local links between the north of England and the business of slavery. Featuring talks by artists, academics and independent historians it will consider the different ways in which slavery has impacted on the social, cultural and economic landscape of the north of England. There will be time for open discussion and we warmly welcome those interested in the issues raised by the subject to participate with their own ideas and research.
Artist Lubaina Himid will be showcasing some of her artwork entitled ‘Cotton.Com’ formerly displayed at the Whitworth Gallery for the ‘Cotton: Global Threads exhibition’ (2012).
This workshop has been organised by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at University College London in partnership with the Institute for Black Atlantic Research at the University of Central Lancashire, the University of Leeds and the University of Manchester.
It will take place at the Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD
The workshop is free but places are limited. Tickets are available from 24 August, 2015.
For more information visit the University College London’s ‘Legacies of British Slave-ownership’ web-site: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/