Law School Research Seminar Series: ‘Slavery landscapes-how the wider slave economy links Bristol Britain and America into the 20th century’

18 March 2020, 1.00 PM - 18 March 2020, 2.00 PM

Madge Dresser

The Lady Hale Moot Court, 8-10 Berkeley Square, BS8 1HH

On Wednesday 18th March 2020 Madge Dresser, Honorary Professor, University of Bristol will be presenting a talk ‘Slavery landscapes-how the wider slave economy links Bristol Britain and America into the 20th century’, as part of the University of Bristol Law School Research Seminar Series.

The aim of the Law School Research Seminar Series is to foster the research culture within the Law School and to enhance the research networks between the Law School and external speakers/institutions. The talks aspire to address current big questions in the field of law.

Madge's recent work on the legacy of Atlantic slavery has involved her in projects inside and outsite the academy and this talk will survery some of the findings of her research so far. It will explore how the wider slave-based economy has shaped the industrial landscape of Bristol, the Midlands, South Wales and West Country, how this has fed into the way slavery is remembered or not remembered in contemporary political debates about the public memorilisation of slavery and the decolonisation of the cirriculum.

All Law School staff and doctoral students are welcome. This is a great opportunity to learn more about other scholars on-going research and potentially foster the creation of collaborative projects in the future.

Contact information
For more information, please contact the Law School Research Administrator t: 0117 39 40042 e: Suzanne Mills.

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