On Saturday 13 November 2021 from 9am to 5.30pm the Lancaster Black History Group will be hosting a conference entitled ‘Facing the Past and Transforming the Future: Exploring Lancaster’s links to Transatlantic Slavery’. It offers a showcase of research which decolonises the history of the city as well as exposing its deeply embedded social, economic and cultural links with the slave trade. You can register for the event through Lancaster University LibCal here.
The day will feature presentations from community researchers as well as talks from the Director of the British Slave Ownership project at University College London, Professor Catherine Hall, Director of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, Dr Richard Benjamin, and an introduction from Professor Alan Rice, the Director of the University of Central Lancashire Research Centre in Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX).
Further details of the conference outline and programme can be viewed here.