Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation


Alicia Kidd Vice Chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership

5th August 2016

We are delighted to announce that Alicia Kidd, a PhD student at WISE, has now taken up the position of Vice Chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership. The Partnership provides a framework to bring together all the organisations across Humberside who may come across, or have some responsibility towards, tackling modern slavery. We are excited that Alicia will be taking the work of WISE into the local community. Follow the Partnership's work on twitter @humberantislave.

WISE Risk Assessment Service featured in The Grocer

7th June 2016

The Risk Assessment Service, run by Cristina Talens of WISE is profiled in this month's The Grocer. The full article, 'Stamping out the curse of modern slavery' can be read here.

Stamping out the curse of modern slavery

University of Hull involved in research revealing there are an estimated 45.8m people enslaved around the world

31st May 2016

An estimated 45.8 million people are enslaved across the world, according to the latest Global Slavery Index, which is produced by the Walk Free Foundation, in Australia, and the University of Hull.

The estimate has been increased from 35.8m, in 2014 because of more enhanced research methods being developed, according to lead author Professor Kevin Bales, the Deputy Director of the University Of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for Slavery and Emancipation (WISE). Read More.

Public Lecture: 'Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Public Beliefs and Industry Responses’

31st March 2016

There will be a free public lecture at WISE on Thursday, 7th April at 4.30. Dr Dave Walsh from Derby University will give a talk on ‘Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Public Beliefs and Industry Responses’. More information.

Beyond Words, seeking proposals for a new artists residency at WISE

31st March 2016

Beyond Words, a new open call seeking proposals for two artists' residencies based at the WISE and Hull History Centre, with specific reference to the special collections on slavery past and present, pressure groups including Parity, Liberty, and the archives of leading activists and campaigners. Commissioned artists will undertake a period of research/residencies in August/September 2016, and produce new work including an artist’s book in March 2017. Find out more.

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