Samuel North

Samuel North

Hidden voices: representing the Cape slavery heritage

Sam North is an AHRC PhD Heritage Scholar at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull and the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Beckett University. His research to-date has focussed upon recovering forgotten voices of the past within the British World.

Sam first graduated from the Department of History at University of Hull in July 2013 with a first class BA in History. His final year undergraduate dissertation explored white poverty in South Africa during the 1920s and 1930s. He subsequently studied for a MA in Historical Research at the University of Sheffield where his thesis investigated the anti-slavery movement in Britain between 1787 and 1833 with a particular focus on Sheffield abolitionism. This was completed with Distinction in September 2014.

Outside of academia, he has worked for the National Trust at Clumber Park, researching experiences of the First World War on the estate. He has also worked with secondary schools at heritage sites across Yorkshire including industrial heritage in Sheffield and BME heritage in Hull.

In September 2014, Sam commenced a PhD in Heritage supervised by Dr Nicholas Evans (Hull) and Dr Helen Dampier (Leeds Beckett) focussing on representations and memory of slavery in South Africa.'

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