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Welcome to the blog for the Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull. Well known for our work on historical and contemporary slavery, we are also developing our research interests in the area of children’s exploitation. We hope to use this virtual platform to share with you our ideas, our activities, and our outputs as they develop.  If you would like to know more, please contact Dr Judith Spicksley on judith.spicksley@hull.ac.uk, or subscribe below.

Latest from the Blog

Unfree labour in the Angolan coffee economy, 1830-1960

We hope you will join us for the last of our Wilberforce Institute Webinars for this academic year. On Thursday 20 May, at 4pm (BST), Dr Jelmer Vos of the University of Glasgow will share with us some of his latest research on the history of forced labour in Angola (…)

Modern Slavery and Conflict: The Drivers and the Deterrents

Alicia Kidd, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Wilberforce Institute, talks about her forthcoming research monograph, Modern Slavery and Conflict: The Drivers and the Deterrents, after securing a contract with Oxford University Press. Her book will run in the Clarendon Studies in Criminology series (…)

Wilberforce Institute Postgraduate Open Evening

If you haven’t yet thought about what you will do in September, take a look at our brand new taught Masters course on the subject of contemporary slavery and victimology to see what it could offer you. You will find details at (…)