Little Britain's Memory of Slavery 2013:
Local Nuances of a 'National Sin'
13-14 September 2013, University College London
This conference programme is provisional and subject to confirmation.
Day One: Friday 13 September 2013
09.30-10.00: Welcome Address
John Oldfield, University of Hull
10.00-11.30: Panel One
Port Cities and Slaving Capitals
Chair: John Oldfield
Jessica Moody (University of York): 'Liverpool's Local Tints: Drowning Memory and "Maritimizing" Slavery in a Seaport City'
Kate Hodgson & Polly Moseley (University of Liverpool): 'Local Fortunes and Transatlantic Histories'
Michael Morris (University of Glasgow): 'World-Systems, Many Headed-Hydras and Glasgow'
11.30-11.45: Coffee Break
11.45-13.15: Panel Two
Women in Slavery and Anti-Slavery
Chair: Keith McClelland
Hannah Young (University College London): 'Forgotten Women: Gender and Absentee Slave-Ownership'
Ellie Bird (University of Sheffield): 'Engaging the public in anti-slavery in the Annual Reports of the Sheffield Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society 1826-1833'
Monica Threlfall (London Metropolitan University): 'The Rise and Fall of Miss Threlfall, Caribbean Slave Holder'
14.15-15.15: Keynote One
Madge Dresser, University of the West of England
15.15-15.45: Coffee Break
15.45-17.15: Panel Three
Black Authors, Literature and Writing in 'Little Britain'
Chair: Alan Rice
Lyn Innes (University of Kent): 'Fugitive Slaves in Victorian Britain: the Case of Francis Fedric'
Brycchan Carey (Kingston University): 'Slavery in the English Channel: Remembering and Representing the Slave Trade in Cornwall and the Channel Islands'
Ryan Hanley (University of Hull): '"There to Sing the Song of Moses": John Jea in Liverpool and Portsmouth, 1801-1817'
17.15-17.30: Coffee Break
17.30-18.30: Panel Four
Really Little Britain: Small Places and Rural Spaces
Chair: Brycchan Carey
Leanne Philpot (University of Cambridge): 'Amazing Grace: Cowper, Newton and the Narrative of a Small Town'
Suzanne Seymour (University of Nottingham): 'Absent Presences/Present Absences? Negotiating Legacies of Slavery in Rural Britain'
18.30-20.00: Book Launch and Wine Reception
Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann (eds.), Slavery and The British Country House (English Heritage)
Day Two: Saturday 14 September 2013
09.30-10.00: Arrival and Coffee
10.00-11.00: Keynote Two
Catherine Hall, University College London
11.00-11.15: Coffee Break
11.15-12.45: Panel Five
Families and Legacies
Chair: Margot Finn
Chris Jeppeson (University College London): Title TBA
Jane Longmore (Southampton Solent University): 'Portrait of a slave-trading family: the Staniforths of Liverpool'
Kate Donington (University College London): Tite TBA
13.45-15.15: Panel Six
Legacies, Social Justice and Reparations
Chairs: Nick Draper and Patrick Vernon
David Wilkins (University of Hull): 'Localising an International History: Telling Reparative History about Transatlantic Slavery'
Rampaul Chamba (Independent Researcher): 'Slavery, Schizophrenia and the Politics of Memory'
Esther Stanford-Xosei (University of Chichester): 'London: The Local Nuances of the Transnational Social Movement for African Reparations'
15.15-15.30: Coffee Break
15.30-17.30: Panel Seven
Museums, Galleries, Archives
Chair: Douglas Hamilton
Grace McGrath (Queen’s University Belfast): 'Liberty, Freedom and Remembering'
Sarah Thomas (Oxford University and Tate Britain): 'Violence and Memory: Colonial Slavery in the Museum'
Richard Huzzey (University of Liverpool): 'Where does Naval Suppression of the Slave Trade Fit?'
Rovianne Matovu (The National Gallery): '"Scratch the Surface" at The National Gallery: to reveal the hidden truth behind the commissioned Portrait of Slavery, Art & Art Collecting in Scotland in the 18th century'
17.30-18.00: Coffee Break
18.00-19.30: Artists in Conversation
Chaired by Alan Rice, University of Central Lancashire
Sokari Douglas Camp
19.30: Thanks and Conference Ends
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