INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: LIVERPOOL AND TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY
FRIDAY 14 - SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2005
MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM, ALBERT DOCK, LIVERPOOL
CALL FOR PAPERS
It is over 25 years since Roger Anstey and Paul Hair produced their influential volume of papers 'Liverpool, the African Slave Trade, and Abolition'. The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, which published the volume in 1976, is organising an international conference which will reflect advances in research on transatlantic slavery which have been made in the intervening period. The Merseyside Maritime Museum provides a particularly suitable location for the conference, as it has made an important contribution to debate through its permanent exhibition on the slave trade and slavery.
This conference, which will include Professor David Richardson as a keynote speaker, will examine the role of Liverpool in the wider organisational, economic, social and cultural context of transatlantic slavery. The conference organisers welcome contributions which update research on Liverpool, as well as papers which examine global links and comparative themes. Proposals for papers are invited on related issues to include profitability, port organisation and urban development, trading links at a regional, national and international level, merchants, captains and surgeons, African agency, abolition, the black presence in Britain and the memorialisation of slavery. Proposals for papers reflecting research in progress by postgraduate students are also welcome. The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire is planning to produce an edited volume of a selection of papers under the title 'Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery'.
Please send proposals for papers to the address below. Please send proposals by 30 September 2004.
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