Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Slave-owners of Bloomsbury Exhibition

The Legacies of British Slave-ownership project in the UCL Department of History cordially invites you to a reception launching “The Slave-owners of Bloomsbury”, an exhibition to mark this year’s Black History Month.

The ESRC-funded LBS project has been examining the significance of slave-ownership to the formation of modern Britain. Through words and images, this exhibition will trace the contentious lives and legacies of the many slave-owners, both men and women, who lived close to the newly-founded UCL. The Slave-owners of Bloomsbury exhibition is kindly supported by the UCL Public Engagement under the Beacons for Public Engagement Programme, funded by HEFCE, the UK Research Councils and the Wellcome Trust.

The launch reception will take place in the South Cloisters from 6pm on Monday 10th October 2011, and will include an introduction to the exhibition by the LBS team.

For more information about the project, please visit our website at

We very much hope you are able to attend. Please do let us know if you can make it.

Yours sincerely,
Prof Catherine Hall (Principal Investigator, Legacies of British Slave-ownership)
Keith McClelland (Research Associate)
Dr Nick Draper (Research Associate)

Edited to add:
Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in conjunction with the Black & Asian Studies Association present tbe 'Black and Asian Britain seminars'

Senate House, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1 6 to 7.30 pm, Everyone is welcome. You do not have to pre-book/register. (Contact: Next seminar:

27 September (G34 - Gordon Room)
Kate Donnington 'Feeding the ghosts': George Hibbert, the West India Docks and the memory of British Slave Ownership.'
This paper will explore the ways in which George Hibbert has been represented in the West India Dock area. It will consider the relationship between the representation and memory of slave ownership in Britain.

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