Event programme

We hold a range of public events throughout the academic year in Oriel Chambers, our lovely Institute building at 27, High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE. This year we are planning to live-stream these events whenever possible, so that they are open to a wider audience. For details of how to get to the Institute, or for more information about live-streaming, please contact Beki Bloomfield at R.Bloomfield@hull.ac.uk or Judith Spicksley at Judith.Spicksley@hull.ac.uk

We open our doors fifteen minutes before events begin to offer you refreshments. We also encourage you to stay behind afterwards for a glass of wine and a chat with our speakers.

More details of individual events and live-streaming links will be provided on the ‘Events’ page as they approach. Below you will find a list of forthcoming events.

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Public Lecture Programme CANCELLED

4.00PM GMT Thursday February 10, 2022

Who: What’s going on at the Wilberforce Institute?  A look at our postgraduate research.

Title: Former and current students talk about their PhD project

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Public Lecture Programme

4.00PM GMT Thursday March 3, 2022

Who: Dr Bruce Ragsdale, former director of the US Federal Judicial History Office

Title: Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery

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Public Lecture Programme

4.00PM GMT Thursday March 17, 2022

Who:  Dr Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam

Title: Rethinking ‘the numbers game’ and the debate on profits from the trade in enslaved Africans and slave-produced commodities: preliminary steps towards a global approach

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Public Lecture Programme POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER AS A RESULT OF STRIKE ACTION

4.00PM GMT Thursday March 24, 2022

Who: Dr Lucy Mayblin, University of Sheffield

Title: Criminal assistance: Understanding Crimes of Solidarity

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Wilberforce Institute Webinar

4.00PM Thursday March 31, 2022

Who: Sandi Brewster-Walker, Executive Director and Government Affairs Officer for the Montaukett Indian Nation; Linford D. Fisher, Associate Professor at Brown University; Rebecca Goetz, Associate Professor at New York University; and Brooke Newman

Title: Indigenous Slavery in the Atlantic World

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Public Lecture Programme CANCELLED

4.00PM BST Thursday April 7, 2022

Who: Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty, Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull

Title: Tales of the Enslaved in Jamaica, 1756

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Public Lecture Programme

THIS EVENT WILL BE ONLINE ONLY

4.00PM BST Thursday April 28, 2022

Who:  Professor Geraldine van Bueren, Queen Mary University, London

Title: Class Discrimination and Children’s Rights

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Public Lecture Programme

4.00PM BST Thursday May 12, 2022

Who: Dr Virginia Morrow, Visiting Professor at University College, London

Title: Understanding children’s work: evidence from the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam

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Wilberforce Institute Summer Debate

4.00PM BST Thursday May 19, 2022

Who: Professor Chris Brown of Columbia University, Dr Bronwell Everill of Cambridge University, Dr Dexnell Peters of Warwick University and Dr Nick Radburn of Lancaster University.

Title: Principles and Agents: The British Slave Trade and Its Abolition by David Richardson

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Wilberforce Institute Webinar

4-5.30PM BST Thursday June 16, 2022

Who: Dr Blessing Chapfika, University of Hull Alumnus

Title: The African Philosophy of Freedom