Posts Tagged "slave trade"

April 2014: EUROTAST West Africa Meeting

  5th – 16th April / Legon, Ghana; Gorée Island and Dakar, Senegal  EUROTAST were hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana and the Laboratoire d’Archéologie, Institute Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN), Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal for a training initiative and symposia dedicated to Exploring the Memories and…

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May 2013: Copenhagen team lead discussions for teachers slavery inspiration day

May 2013: Copenhagen team lead discussions for teachers slavery inspiration day

On 2 May 2013, the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen hosted an inspiration day for Danish teachers on slavery called “Slavery and the Slave Trade: An Interdisciplinary perspective” (SEE PDF). The day was aimed at educators across the curriculum subject range – both in primary and high school school – and included presentations with historical, natural history,…

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Feb 2013: PhD fellows excavate slavery site on St. Eustatius

Feb 2013: PhD fellows excavate slavery site on St. Eustatius

1st – 7th February / St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean Over the last couple of weeks, the EUROTAST network has been exploring the archaeology of slavery in the Dutch Caribbean. From the 1-7 February 2013, all PhD fellows received hands-on fieldwork training by participating in an ongoing excavation of an enslaved African village site associated with…

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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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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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