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Oct 2012: EUROTAST article published on CIHA blog

Oct 2012: EUROTAST article published on CIHA blog

Postdoc Temi Odumosu outlines EUROTAST’s early goals and thematic question for an introductory article on the Critical Investigations into Humantirianism in African (CIHA) blog. The full text is also reproduced here: The Search for African Ancestral Origins Under the Shadow of the Transatlantic Slave Trade By Dr Temi Odumosu Introduction: Identity questions “Who do you…

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Oct 2012: PhD Fellows conduct archaeological research on St. Helena

Oct 2012: PhD Fellows conduct archaeological research on St. Helena

EUROTAST PhD Fellows Judy Watson and Erna from the University of Bristol spent the month of October on the Island of St. Helena documenting and collecting samples from the recently excavated remains of 325 enslaved African individuals. These remains originally surfaced in Ruperts Valley in 2008, following plans to build an airport runway. An archaeological…

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Sept 2012: EUROTAST Introductory report published for download

Sept 2012: EUROTAST Introductory report published for download

The first EUROTAST introductory report describing the early aims and ambitions of the network, as discussed at its June Kick-Off meeting, is now available for download online. Titled Starting a New Journey: Key themes and early expectations, the report is a sythnthesis of the Kick-Off week activities and symposium presentations, and includes early thoughts and…

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August 2012: PhD fellow Carlos da Silva Jr. publishes review of ‘Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade’

August 2012: PhD fellow Carlos da Silva Jr. publishes review of ‘Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade’

EUROTAST PhD fellow, Carlos da Silva Jr. has published a review of the Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Yale, 2010) by David Eltis and David Richardson, in Afro-Ásia – the biannual journal of the Center for Afro-Oriental Studies at Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, Brazil). This publication is dedicated to the dissemination of studies on Asian and African people,…

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July 2012: Postdoc Temi Odumosu teaches A-Level Hidden Histories course in Cambridgeshire

July 2012: Postdoc Temi Odumosu teaches A-Level Hidden Histories course in Cambridgeshire

This week, from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July, postdoc Temi Odumosu was a co-tutor on a summer history course for A-Level students, organised by Villiers Park Education Trust in Cambridgeshire. Titled Hidden Histories: Sourcing the Past, the course provided a group of young budding historians the opportunity to explore both the study and application…

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June 2012: Professor James Walvin inaugural EUROTAST lecture @ York University

June 2012: Professor James Walvin inaugural EUROTAST lecture @ York University

Emeritus Professor James Walvin, a leading scholar on the transatlantic slave trade, delivered a special public lecture for the EUROTAST launch at the Institute for Public Understanding of the past (IPUP), entitled Then and Now: Viewing the Transatlantic Slave Trade Over Forty Years. Professor Walvin spoke to a full auditorium, including EUROTAST fellows, York University and cultural…

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May 2012: Liverpool Black Atlantic conference @ International Slavery Museum

May 2012: Liverpool Black Atlantic conference @ International Slavery Museum

On Tuesday 29 May 2012, Postdoc Temi Odumosu attended the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool (ISM) for a conference entitled Liverpool Black Atlantic, which showcased research and local resident testimonials on both the historical and contemporary experiences of Black people in Liverpool. The discussions explored the ways in which Liverpool’s diverse Black community had significantly…

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