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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

‘Casually Lost’ and Commonly Stolen: Slave Stealing in American History

We hope you will join us for our next webinar on Thursday April 22 at our usual time of 4pm (BST). The speaker will be Dr Laura Sandy, Senior Lecturer in the History of Slavery and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool (…)

An Holistic Approach to Contemporary Slavery and Climate Change

Slavery is often considered to be a problem of the past, while climate change is seen as a threat to our future. Yet the two issues present a real threat in the here and now, and often interact with exploitative and dangerous consequences. Climate change poses an immediate (…)

Living with the consequences of slavery

We started our PhDs in the midst of a pandemic and as a cluster we have had little opportunity to work together and understand how our projects interlink. However, through various zoom calls and physically distant interactions we are beginning to understand where we belong in this cluster as a team as well as individually (…)