Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation


4th November 2014

Leverhulme Prize for Dr Manuel Barcia Paz

We are delighted to post the following news item relating to one of our Honorary Fellows, Dr Manuel Barcia Paz. We offer Manuel our most sincere congratulations!

Dr Manuel Barcia Paz is awarded a Leverhulme Prize. Read more.

Seminar Program

19th October 2014

Our 2014-15 seminar program has been released. Visit the Events page to find out more.

6th October 2014

As part of Black History Month 2014, 'Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past' is the first ever conference to focus on the controversial subject of Scotland’s disproportionate role in the enslavement of millions of Africans during the 17th and 18th centuries. Read more here.

1st October 2014

Annual Alderman Sydney Smith Lecture

"Changing Places: Slavery, Indentureship and the Ranking Game in Colonial & Post-Colonial Jamaica" by Verene A. Shepherd, University Director of the Institute for Gender & Development Studies and Professor of Social History at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. WISE 5.30pm Thursday October 9th 2014. Read more here.

26th September 2014

WISE thoughts from the past

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded a grant of more than £1.5 million to a research collaboration involving Professors Kevin Bales and John Oldfield from the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE). The grant will support research to bring into the present important lessons from anti-slavery movements of the past, translating them into effective tools to help combat forced labour. The grant is one of three announced by the AHRC under their ‘Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past’ theme, which aims to generate new understandings of the relationship between the past and the future. Read more here.


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