We’re kicking off our first meeting of the year with a talk by Michael Hopcroft, a postgraduate researcher in History at the Glasgow Caledonian University.
His title is: ‘Highlander Adventurers and Caribbean Slavery, 1750-1850’.
This will be held in room 205, 5 University Gardens at 5pm on 21st October
We look forward to seeing you there!
Emancipation Acts is a series of site-specific performances in the Merchant City exploring Glasgow’s role in Caribbean slavery and its abolition. Directed by Alan McKendrick, inspired by an original idea from African Caribbean Cultures Glasgow and the book It Wisnae Us.
Takes place on 1 August 2014.
Tickets free (and more details), here: http://www.merchantcityfestival.com/Pages/Event-Info.aspx?ev=1472
See the African Caribbean Cultures Glasgow website for information of more activities.
There is also a related discussion entitled ‘Glasgow and the Caribbean: Slavery and Emancipation’ on Friday 1 August, 5pm Glasgow Green Live Zone – (venue The Playhouse). This one-hour event on Glasgow and Caribbean slavery will include presentations by historians Professor Sir Tom Devine (University of Edinburgh), Dr Karen Salt (University of Aberdeen) and Stephen Mullen (University of Glasgow). Themes related to slavery, amnesia, compensation and reparations will be addressed including how this hidden history is being explored in various cultural events in Glasgow. This will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A session. The event will be chaired by Alan McKendrick, Writer / Director of Emancipation Acts. No tickets – first come, first served.
Article in today’s The Conversation on Glasgow’s imperial history
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The Glasgow Women’s Library will be hosting two special walks for the Empire Cafe on Saturday 26 July and Monday 28 July at 2pm. They will show the links between women, slavery and the abolition movement through the streets of Glasgow.
More details on their website: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/empire-cafe-bondage-is-behind-you-womens-heritage-walk/
Follow the link below for an article in the Sunday Herald on the Empire Cafe activities, opening on 24 July (until 1 August) at the Brigait.
Forthcoming Conference held at University of Glasgow on Friday 18 July 2014 on LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth. One of the legacies of the Empire that the Commonwealth needs to address…
It’s open to the public and more details can be found here: