Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation


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.

Edd Mair wins Peter Parish Award

3rd February 2016

Congratulations to Edd Mair for winning the 2015/16 Peter Parish Award for 'Best Proposal in the Field of American history' from the British Association of American Studies. Edd is completing the first year of his PhD on 'The Myth of Uncomplex Positive Biracial Indian-Slave Relations Amongst the Seminole, 1820-1840s' and is supervised by Professor John Oldfield, WISE and Professor Joy Porter of the Department of History. The award will allow him to carry out archival research in Florida, home of the Seminole nation. More on the Peter Parish Award is available on the British Association for American Studies website.

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