Registration is now open for the Institute for the Study of Slavery’s 2010 conference, "Slave, Forced and 'Free' Labour in Comparative Historical Perspective", at the University of Nottingham, 6th-9th September 2010.
The conference comprises papers ranging from the ancient to the modern world, plus a special session on contemporary slavery.
The conference involves the participation of several major international research institutes:
• International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam)
• Institut für Soziale Bewegungen / Institute for Social Movements (Bochum)
• Groupe Internationale pour Recherche sur l'Esclavage dans l'Antiquité (Besançon)
• Graduiertenkollegs, Slavery-Serfdom-Forced Labour from antiquity to the 20th Century (Trier)
• Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte).
Speakers include Sven Beckert (Harvard), Andrew Bonnell (Queensland), Antonio Gonzales (Besançon), Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto (Trier), Gad Heuman (Warwick), Douglas Cole Libby (Belo Horizonte), Marcel van der Linden (Amsterdam), Joseph Miller (Virginia), Domingo Placido (Madrid), Lutz Raphael (Trier).
The conference also celebrates the interdisciplinary research in European labour history and Brazilian slavery of the Institute's retiring Co-Director, Professor Dick Geary. The opening session will comprise tributes to Professor Geary's career and his work in developing the Institute since 2002, following the premature death of its founder, the late Professor Thomas Wiedemann.
The conference programme and registration form are available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ISOS/conferences.aspx
Professor Stephen Hodkinson
Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Slavery
University of Nottingham, UK
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