‘Remembering Slavery 1807-2007’ is a digital archive of records from UK projects which in 2007 commemorated the bicentenary of the abolition of the British transatlantic slave trade following the Abolition Act of 1807. The archive will be launched by the University of Hull in September 2017. Alongside material from the many exhibitions, performances, festivals, church services, workshops, community initiatives and other events that took place in 2007, the freely accessible digital resource will include educational materials exploring representations of slavery and abolition and their place in the UK’s public memory.
We are asking for input and help from community archives and heritage groups around the UK. Did you organise an event to remember slavery and abolition in 2007? Do you have surviving materials you would be happy to share with the archive? Please contact Dr Mary Wills at the University of Hull for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Remembering Slavery 1807-2007’ is one part of ‘The Antislavery Usable Past’, based at the Universities of Hull, Nottingham and Queens Belfast. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, this wider project seeks to identify lessons and legacies of the antislavery past to inform current efforts against modern slavery.
Please forward this posting to any individual or organisation
you know was involved in work on the 2007 Remembrance.