Workshop: Slavery past and present: a multidisciplinary research project

12 September 2018, 9.30 AM - 12 September 2018, 4.30 PM

Bristol Catherdral

Slavery past and present:  A Multi-Disciplinary Research Project 

Workshop, Bristol Cathedral, September 12, 2018  

A research collaboration between the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol, Bristol Cathedral, and The Clewer Initiative, the Church of England’s initiative on Modern Slavery

Arrivals and coffee – 09:30-10:00

Welcome – 10:00-10:05

Session 1.  Keynote Speakers – 10:05-11:00

  • Madge Dresser, University of Bristol/West of England, how we might shape the public discourse about historic slavery in a more constructive manner
  • Jessica Moody, Richard Stone and Andrea Livesey, Global Slaveries Research Cluster, Black Humanities Research Centre, History Department, University of Bristol, the University of Bristol and the slave economy/public memory slavery, including comparison with the US.

Discussion – 11:00-11:15

Session 2.  Short talks – 11:15-12.15

  • Akilah Jardine, Alexander Trautrims and Alison Gardner, Nottingham University (Rights Lab), ‘Far from Clean: Exploitation in Hand Car Washes in the UK’
  • Pippa Rowen (chaplain to Bishop of Derby) and Simon Cartwright (leads survivor support project in Derby), history of anti-slavery work in Derbyshire, supply chains, anti-slavery work, survivor support
  • Sam Scott, Gloucester University, where in the UK economy is modern slavery located, sectoral specificities
  • Carrie Pemberton-Ford, Director of Research at Cambridge Centre of Applied Research in Human Trafficking, Associate Priest, Ely Diocese, Scripture and slavery

Discussion – 12:15-12:45

Lunch – 12:45-1:45

Including lunchtime talk by Metropolitan Nikitas, Bishop of the Metropolis of the Dardenelles who leads on modern slavery for the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Session 3.  Short talks – 1:45-2:45

  • Helen McCabe, Nottingham University (leads project on forced marriage at the Rights Lab at Nottingham), forced marriage past and present, history of political thought.
  • Julia O’Connell Davidson, University of Bristol, Slavery Mobility and the claims of Christians past and present
  • Laura Pajon, University of Derby (PhD student), barriers to successful multi-agency partnership working in respect of modern slavery
  • Lauren Wilson, David Walsh, Ray Bull, University of Derby and De Montfort University, issues relating to the effectiveness of interpreter-assisted interviews of victims of modern slavery

Discussion – 2:45-3:15

Tea break – 3:15-3:30

Session 4.  Plenary – 3:30-4:25

Next steps:  4:25-4:30


There is also a public event being held in the evening.  For more information, click here.

Contact information

Martin Gainsborough

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