Next meeting – 10 February 2015

Please join us for the next meeting of the colonial and postcolonial studies group, which will take place on Tuesday 10th February, at 5pm in 4 University Gardens room 202 (note the new location).
The speaker is Stephen Mullen, who will be presenting his research on ‘The life, wealth and legacy of the West India merchants and planters of Glasgow, 1776-1884’.
Biography: Stephen Mullen has recently submitted his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Glasgow. He is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in History working on the project ‘Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Race and Freedom in the Eighteenth Century’.

1st Meeting – October 2014

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!

Event: Emancipation Acts

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: 

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.