Architecture and Empire 12 June

The UVA Club of London
cordially invites you to
a Flash Seminar presented by
Louis Nelson
Associate Provost for Outreach & Professor of Architectural History
in the School of Architecture

Monday, 12 June, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

European School of Economics
4 Mandeville Place
London W1U 3AJ

Closest Tube Station is Bond Street

 Register Now
All alumni, parents and friends are invited to join us for a Flash Seminar presented by Louis Nelson on “Architecture and Empire”.

Louis Nelson is a specialist in the built environments of the early modern Atlantic world, with published work on the American South, the Caribbean, and West Africa. His current research engages the spaces of enslavement in West Africa and in the Americas, working to document and interpret the buildings and landscapes that shaped the trans-Atlantic slave trade. His most recent book, “Architecture and Empire in Jamaica” (Yale University Press) is an intensive examination of the architecture of the island. Framed around the themes of violence, empire, and identity, the book’s nine chapters carefully investigate the power of architecture in everyday life and Jamaica’s place in the burgeoning British empire of the eighteenth century.

We hope you’ll join us for this enlightening discussion!

For additional information, please contact Meg Horvath (COM) at


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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