The Antislavery Usable Past

Today we are delighted to celebrate the launch of our new 5-year AHRC-funded project 'The Antislavery Usable Past', which will unearth the lessons of historic antislavery as a 'usable past' for the contemporary antislavery movement. With new digital resources, exhibitions, advisory documents, networks, partner seminars and publications, we will apply the successes and failures of past antislavery strategies to the movement to end the enslavement of more than 30 million people around the world today!

Professor Kevin Bales leads the project team: Professor John Oldfield, Director of WISE, Professor Zoe Trodd of the University of Nottingham, and Professor Jean Allain of Queens University Belfast and Sarah Colley of WISE.

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