The structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: History

Abstract

This project examines the nature and significance of Caribbean slave-ownership in the formation of Britain in the crucial coincident years of the peak of the slave-economy and a decisive period in the industrialisation of Britain. It develops a history of the ownership of the 4,000 estates in the British West Indian colonies between 1763 and the end of slavery in 1834. It identifies those estate-owners and families who resided in or returned to Britain and constructs a prosopography of these slave-owners, tracing their commercial, political, social and cultural presence and impact in Britain.

The project develops an integrated analysis of the impact of slave-ownership on the shaping of the British nation and utilises the new data to re-examine the relationship between Empire, slavery and early imperial Britain in the late C18 and early C19.

The project will create a new public resource which will:






  • codify and make searchable the ownership and evolution of estates in the British Caribbean between 1763 and 1833


  • trace the major commercial, political, institutional and cultural legacies of the slave-owners resident in Britain


  • allow users to link estate-ownership with other extant records on enslaved people, notably the Slave Registers.



Planned Impact

We believe that high-quality research conducted to the highest standards of historical rigour is essential to provide a shared and dependable empirical base of information for all the parties who have a stake in the history of slavery and its relationship to modern Britain. Firms; institutions; families and individuals who are among the successor firms or descendants of beneficiaries of slave-ownership; pressure groups; community representatives and individual descendants of the enslaved; governments and policy-makers in the Caribbean, Africa and Europe; and public institutions such as museums, galleries and schools: all of these are involved in some shape or form in a series of dialogues about the social, cultural, political and commercial implications of British colonial slavery. Without a shared basis of knowledge, it will be impossible for these parties to engage with each other fully or fruitfully. Recovering the histories of slave-ownership and capturing associated information on the enslaved people therefore have value for wider society in Britain. We believe that we can contribute both to the effectiveness of the existing efforts of many organisations and to the realisation of new efforts to mobilise around the issues and problems arising in Britain from the historic nexus of race and slavery.

Firms and institutions with historic roots in the period of slavery will benefit from access to rigorous empirical data on the involvement or otherwise of predecessor firms. The Royal Bank of Scotland, for example, has already amended its regulatory filings in Chicago to take account of findings from our existing project and we expect to submit substantial new information to all the major British banks from the new project.

The recovery by groups of local and regional researchers of the histories of connections to slavery and their impact on specific sites and areas was an important fruit of the efforts around the 2007 bicentenary commemorations. We provide a means of helping to sustain and renew those community efforts. We have experience of using our work to strengthen existing networks and stimulate the creation of new ones among these communities of researchers and activists, and we are committed to sustaining these processes through the new project. Our work lends itself to an unusual degree to the generation of spin-off smaller-scale research projects specific to particular towns, areas or neighbourhoods. In the course of our engagement work to disseminate awareness of the current British Slave Ownership project, we have been asked repeatedly for data and help on slave-owners and slave-ownership in the decades prior to 1833.

The project will both provide information to and represent an outlet for the work of the myriad of family historians engaged in locating themselves relative to the past. We are one of the few projects working consciously to bridge the gap between academic history and these broader constituencies with appetite for knowledge of methodologies and approaches. As such, we will work alongside institutions such as The National Archives to target high priority outreach groups. Bodies such as English Heritage, committed to producing histories of their properties that are transparent on linkages to slavery, have drawn and will continue to draw on our work. Our results will be available to museums and galleries who are also struggling to mediate between academic research and the demands of public display.

In the Caribbean, both academic and non-academic audiences have been alienated from much European scholarship on slavery. We represent an opportunity to re-engage with these constituencies, including in the public sphere, to create a basis for renewed dialogue on the colonial period.

Schools in Britain are concerned to bring immediacy to their teaching of history, and we will offer the opportunity of tailored materials for Key Stage 3 modules on slavery and empire.
 
Description 1. We have developed for the first time a history of slave-ownership throughout the British Caribbean, tracing the evolution of ownership estate-by-estate in the second half of the long 18thC. In researching and assembling this, we have created a major new digital resource, to be released in September 2016, making available for the first time systematic data from the Slave Registers (c. 1815-1834) for all the Caribbean colonies and, for Jamaica, from the Crop Accounts (1740-1803 and the Jamaica Almanacs (1809-1839). We have recorded and analysed some 8000 estates, and identified an estimated 5000 new absentee slave-owners and their legacies in metropolitan Britain. Our systematic data will provide a basis for comparative study of the structure and development of ownership between different colonies and for the contextualisation of locally-specific studies.
2. Our empirical research and the new knowledge of the thousands of legacies of slave-ownership that we have identified and contextualised are likely to make it impossible for academic historians to write the history of Britain in the long 18th century in future without some engagement with the role of slave-ownership in the formation of modern Britain. We can demonstrate an important flow of wealth from slave-ownership into Britain's commercial, physical and cultural fabric, document the place of slave-owners in Britain's political, social and cultural elites, and show the significance of the slave-owners of the 18thC and early 19thC in moulding notions of 'race'. We have traced the importance of family networks and gendered patterns in the transmission of thousands of estates, and uncovered the stories of hundreds of people of colour in 'outside' families in this period.
3. We have helped initiate and shape a public discussion and debate in Britain over the role of slave-ownership in Britain's history, conducted on television, on radio, and in the national, regional and local press. We have established close partnerships with individual institutions that help shape the national narrative in Britain, notably the ODNB. Our work has been taken up by governments and policy-makers in the context of the discussions over reparations. We have received a number of awards, including the Royal Historical Society's inaugural Public History prize for broadcasting and the History Today Digital History award for 2015.
4. We have succeeded in embedding the work of LBS in a new Centre at UCL, in order to sustain the investment made in the first two phases of our project by the ESRC and the ESRC/AHRC. This will be funded by UCL and by the Hutchins Center at Harvard. The Centre will sustain the core work of the LBS project and will provide an anchor for further discretely-funded national and international projects drawing on the networks we have established with local researchers and historians in Britain, and with counterparts in the Netherlands, France and the US.
Exploitation Route As noted, we are committed to sustain the core work of LBS at UCL for at least 5 years, and in that period we will be mining our findings ourselves in a series of planned articles and monographs. In addition, and as importantly, all our data will be made publicly accessible in searchable form in September 2016. We know that the new dataset will support new specialist academic work by historians of Caribbean nations; it will form the basis of new doctoral theses in Britain; it will continue to feed into new work by established scholars of Britain, as it already has [e.g. Roderick Floud on Capability Brown and Repton]; it will be an invaluable resource for family and local historians; and it will inform public policy debates on reparations and restitution. The work done by LBS project members with local schools and Hackney Museum in the Global Routes/Local Roots project represents a template to be rolled out across other London boroughs and in the longer-term nationally.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://ucl.ac.uk/lbs
 
Description The Legacies of British Slave-ownership project aims to reinscribe slave-ownership back into accounts of the development of 18th and 19th century Britain, not only in academia but also in the wider public narrative. To this end, we have implemented a public engagement strategy which can be viewed in more detail in the 'Engagement activities' outcomes section and will only be summarised here. The widest reach has been through television. LBS research was the backbone of Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners, a two-part programme made by the LBS team in conjunction with the BBC, which was shown on BBC2 in the summer of 2015. The programmes won the inaugural RHS Public History prize for broadcasting, the BAFTA for best specialist factual programme, and were nominated for the Royal Television Society's history prize. The programmes reached a combined audience of 3 million people in Britain (and have been distributed worldwide), sparking a national discussion of Britain's past involvement in slavery. Reviewers summarised the impact in glowing terms: in the Daily Mail (16 July 2016), for example, "Last night's documentary was truly jaw-dropping in its revelations. David Olusoga and his team deserve huge credit for their research and this film, which was as important and informative as it was disturbing" (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3163231/How-Britain-s-middle-class-mint-abolishing-slavery-Claudia-Connell-reviews-night-s-TV.html). Reviewers noted that a study of the past can enhance our understanding of the present: the Guardian (23 July 2015), for example, described the programmes as "a thoughtful, thorough, unswerving guide to how slavery was abolished, but the underlying ideas and attitudes endure" (https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/jul/23/britains-forgotten-slave-owners-review). LBS followed up using other media, giving interviews to radio stations, online magazines and newspapers. LBS contributed to an iWonder guide on the BBC website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zw8dq6f) giving guidance on how people could explore the subject in more depth. Our use of the media to encourage public debate has been consistent throughout the life of the LBS project; for example, an article about our newly extended database published in the Independent 25 September 2016 has been 'shared' over 9,400 times and attracted 715 comments (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/24/slave-owning-families-influenced-uk-jane-austen-modern-rroyalty-eugenie-beatrice). Catherine Hall wrote an article for the Guardian on the same day connecting historical slavery with modern hate crimes; the article has been 'shared' 6,800 times and attracted over 400 comments (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/26/racist-ideas-slavery-slave-owners-hate-crime-brexit-vote). To enhance the reach and significance of the project's impact on public awareness and debate, members of the LBS team have spoken to very many diverse organisations and groups about the project and its work. For example, in autumn 2015 we organised day-long workshops in Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester and Nottingham and in autumn 2016 we held two events in London with a combined audience of 500 people. The emphasis in our workshops has been on local and regional history, tailoring our work to the interests of local people. Through these workshops we have stimulated and helped sustain networks of independent local historians. LBS has formed a partnership with the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to secure a more adequate representation of slave-ownership in the ODNB. Some three dozen new entries have been commissioned and completed, and hundreds of existing entries reviewed and where necessary revised. A very substantial impact is achieved by our online database, launched on 28 February 2013 and greatly extended in September 2016. Crucial to its success is its accessibility and usability for the general public. Visitors to the site can search for individuals by surname, forename, age, address, religion, occupation, by level of wealth, by size of slave-ownership, by colony and estate name for each holding or by an open search of the freeform notes - and therefore easily access the data according to the users' wide variety of interests. The extension in September 2016 added thousands more slave-owners and gave information on the histories of over 8,000 estates in the British Caribbean between 1740 and 1834. The extension included 19th century maps of Jamaica, Grenada and Barbados with modern satellite overlays linked to estates in our database, allowing users a new 'way in' to our data. The viewing figures for our website provide evidence that our publicity drive is increasingly effective. Between the launch of the website on 28 February 2013 and 20 December 2016 we have had 872,361 visits from 594,873 users in 226 countries or territories. A little under one-third (31.7%) of users return to the site. LBS has assisted, and in turn been assisted by, hundreds of family historians in their research. The level of email correspondence, primarily from descendants of slave-owners and the enslaved, continues to increase. In 2013 we were receiving between 2 and 5 emails a week with research from members of the public; in 2016 the average has been more than 10 a week. In 2013 and 2014 we added to our website 330 slave-owners' biographies with information contributed by members of the public; in 2015 and 2016 we added a further 700 publicly-assisted entries. Many emails have resulted in a long-term relationships with LBS providing sources and suggestions to individual correspondents. The LBS project has not only made its research available to large numbers of people through a wide range of media but helped thousands of non-academics to conduct their own historical investigations. We also produce a monthly newsletter distributed to over 500 people with news of upcoming events and updates to our database. We have been working with schools and colleges to assist in an understanding of slave-ownership. LBS has completed a pioneering partnership with Hackney Museum and with two Hackney schools in the Global Routes/Local Roots project, both having a significant impact on the learning of specific groups of current students and establishing a body of experience as a template for future collaboration. The project website contains resources for teachers comprising background notes, lesson plans, an image gallery, glossary and film (https://lrgr14.wordpress.com/resources/teaching-resources/). Finally, LBS has helped shape or intervened in a number of public policy and political debates. The work of LBS has been taken up in the debates over reparations, with extensive use of our work by the Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Sir Hilary Beckles in his Britain's Black Debt (UWI Press, Mona, Jamaica 2013) and elsewhere. The launch of our Phase 2 database stimulated an important Editorial in The Observer 25/09/2016 (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/25/slavery-database-britain-must-take-responsibility). We have contributed a section to the Runnymede Trust's Our Migration Story site (http://www.ourmigrationstory.org.uk/about.html), primarily an education resource but also promoting a wider social and policy agenda. The LBS team intervened in the controversy over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party with an open letter in The Observer 05/06/2016 (http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-observer1702/20160605/282342564103073) concerning the alleged role of Jews in the slave-trade and slavery. The work of LBS has succeeded in making the legacies of slave-ownership a topic of engaged and informed public debate, with an impact on national memory and, through this, the way we view ourselves.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research
Amount $500,000 (USD)
Organisation Harvard University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States of America
Start 08/2016 
End 07/2021
 
Title Legacies of British Slave-ownership database 
Description A database of all the claims for compensation submitted following the Emancipation Act of 1834 (c. 40,000 claims) and the names of the individuals connected to these claims (c. 47,000 individuals) with more detailed biographical information on those individuals we have identified as living in Britain from the mid-1830s onwards (c. 3,000 individuals). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We undertook a major publicity campaign in February 2013 to alert people to the publication of our online database. For hundreds of thousands of people in Britain this made the lasting impact of slavery more tangible than they had previously imagined. The public debate is evidenced in the 60+ newspapers and radio stations which discussed our database in the weeks following its publication, the 100,000 visits to our website in the month following publication and the several thousand tweets relating to the project. In the past 18 months we have received over 700 emails about our database from members of the public; each email has been answered by us and has often led to a long correspondence and sharing of information. We have updated the biographies of c. 200 individuals in our database as a result of information sent to us by members of the public. 
 
Description Little Britain's Memory of Slavery: the Local Nuances of a National Sin (Kate Donington 13/09/2013) 
Organisation University of Hull
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint organisation of an international conference at UCL.
Collaborator Contribution Joint organisation of an international conference at UCL.
Impact A book by Liverpool University Press based on the conference papers. A shift in the debate on slave-ownership from the national to the local.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Little Britain's Memory of Slavery: the Local Nuances of a National Sin (Kate Donington 13/09/2013) 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint organisation of an international conference at UCL.
Collaborator Contribution Joint organisation of an international conference at UCL.
Impact A book by Liverpool University Press based on the conference papers. A shift in the debate on slave-ownership from the national to the local.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Local Roots / Global Routes 
Organisation Hackney Museum
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided historical knowledge concerning the links between the borough of Hackney and Slavery. An equal share in producing the outcomes (see below).
Collaborator Contribution Provided knowledge concerning the development of teaching resouces and contacts with teachers. An equal share in producing the outcomes (see below).
Impact Teaching Resource Pack that includes teacher's notes, student's lessons, and film. Engagement with students in two Hackney schools, Our Lady's Convent High School and Hackney BSix, which provided sessions on historiography, using archival material and built heritage. For Hackney BSix there were additional sessions on Africa before transatlantic slavery and the Haitian Revolution presented by Akala. Both groups worked with creative practitioners, Anthony Anaxagorou with Our Lady's and Akala with Hackney BSix, to develop creative responses to the material.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ODNB edits and new entries on slave-ownership 
Organisation Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution All members of the LBS research team compiled a list of over 100 slave-owners already in the ODNB and Rachel Lang edited the existing biographical entries to ensure that slave-ownership was properly recognised in the texts. LBS members suggested new entries for slave-owners who could qualify for entry in the ODNB.
Collaborator Contribution ODNB approved the edits and republished the biographical entries for individuals already in the ODNB. ODNB commissioned c. 30 new entries on slave-owners.
Impact Numerous new entries in the ODNB due to be published later in 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Slavery and the African Diaspora: legacies of British Slave-ownership, History GCSE module, Nick Draper, 10/2016 
Organisation Runnymede Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Contribution by LBS to the 'Our Migration Story' website, set up primarily to provide resources to teachers and pupils and developed in conjunction with a new module for History GCSE launched by OCR exam board.
Collaborator Contribution The OCR set the curriculum for a new GCSE history module; the Runnymeade Trust organised the website to accompany the module.
Impact New GCSE history module, accompanying website.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Britain and the legacies of slavery' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A discussion of the presence of slavery in contemporary London using the West India Dock and the Museum building itself as a starting point. Followed by a discussion of Charles and Henry Kingsley, descendants of a 5 generation West Indian family, and their contribution to debates about race in the aftermath of emancipation.

This was a lecture in the Museum of Docklands and so members of the audience were particularly interested in the local connections.

After my talk members of the audience involved with local history groups asked if it would be possible to arrange further talks on this subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Britain's debt to slavery' (Article in Anti-slavery International's Reporter) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Anti-Slavery International's Reporter Spring 2013 outlining the Slave Compensation Process, the prevalence of slave-ownership among the British elite and the way we hope to develop the database over the next two years.

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Britain's debt to slavery' (Article in Anti-slavery International) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Anti-Slavery International's Reporter Spring 2013

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Compensation for Barbados Slave Owners' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 29th Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture, a public lecture at the University of the West Indies Barbados, to an audience of c. 100-150. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

In the short-term, this led to an agreement with UWI at Cave Hill to a collaborative project on the Slave Registers for Barbados. LBS's work has also been taken up in the discussion over reparations at the government-level within CARICOM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Croydon and Slavery' exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibition on Croydon and Slavery formed part of the Croydon Heritage exhibition in the Whitgift Centre, Croydon.

Emails received from interested members of the public. Information on specific slave-owners volunteered by members of the public and added to the LBS database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Croydon's slavery links and the black presence', The Terrace, Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Joint talk with Sean Creighton of the Croydon Radical History Network as part of the Croydon Heritage Festival, 22/06/2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As well as the conventional Q&A, the talks sparked a substantive discussion about building the audience for this kind of event. Last year, we had over 60 people for the equivalent event: this year it was a dozen or so.

There was agreement to use black churches in the area both as a network for building future audiences and as venues for comparable events in Croydon in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Erikoishaastattelussen [Special Interview]: Nick Draper' in Irolaiten (University of Helsinki) May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dissemination in Finnish of LBS work to new audience.

TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://issuu.com/irtolainen/docs/irtolainen2_15
 
Description 'From Jane Austen to Beatrice and Eugenie the long reach of UK slave-owning families', Nick Draper interview for Observer, 25/09/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Assessment of Britain's links to slavery and coverage of launch of LBS Centre in The Observer, Sunday 25/09.

The theme was picked up in the Leader page that day, with an editorial https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/25/slavery-database-britain-must-take-responsibility

Huge feedback and requests for new information. Informed, impassioned debate online.

The article has been 'shared' nearly 9,500 times and attracted over 700 online comments in the newspaper site alone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/24/slave-owning-families-influenced-uk-jane-austen-modern...
 
Description 'George Hibbert and the defence of British slavery', Kate Donington, 27/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public history lecture looking at pro-slavery rhetoric and national identity. Part of the Business of Slavery Series at the Conway Hall, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Legacies of British Slave-ownership project and the responsibilities of the historian' (11 September 2014, Keith McClelland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about the LBS project at a conference on Reparative Histories at the University of Brighton. Stimulated discussion and the sharing of views.

Audience reported change in opinions or behavoirs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/research/research-conferences/reparative-histories-radical-narratives-of-...
 
Description 'Legacies of British Slave-ownership: a new resource for local and family historians (Nick Draper 26/03/2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given as part of The National Archives' 'Thursday Talks' series, describing the historical background to the compensation records and introducing the new database as a research tool. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Audience members noted it introduced interesting ideas which they hadn't considered before.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Property in Men' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visiting lecture given to the c. 100 undergraduates taking the Property Law course in the School of Law at SOAS. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

This lecture had become an embedded part of the Property Law course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Reparative histories and the question of reparation: the UK'. Joint conference paper to La question des réparations au titre de l'esclavage: perspectives internationals, Université Paris-Diderot, 8 January 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stimulated discussion and the sharing of views among experts from a number of countries (France, Britain, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, USA).

Audience reported change in views, opinions or behavoirs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esclavages.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article699
 
Description 'Scotland's importance in British colonial slave-ownership' (Nick Draper at Glasgow conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given about Scotland's importance to slave-ownership highlighting new empirical research from the LBS project. Talk sparked many questions and prolonged debate.

Section not completed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and the legacies of British Slave-ownership', keynote address given as a public lecture on the eve of the Landscapes and Lifescapes symposium at the Highland Archive Centre, Inverness, 19/06/2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Beyond the conventional Q&A, this talk triggered a series of bilateral conversations with local historians.

By their own account, the talk will help shift the agenda for a number of local historians in the Highlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.highlifehighland.com/landscapes-and-lifescapes-symposium/sample-page/
 
Description 'Slave-owners of Wandsworth', talk by Nick Draper at the Wandsworth University of the Third Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given at Wandsworth U3A about the LBS project with specific emphasis on slave-owners in Wandsworth. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards, and several audience members have sought follow-up. Reported by the organiser to have shifted audience perception and to have been among their strongest sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Slave-owners of Wandsworth: legacies of British slave-ownership in the Borough' 24/04/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked question and discussion afterwards.

Following the talk, I was invited to talk to the Wandsworth U3A (set for March 2016), made contact with a representative of a Commonwealth network including Caribbean High Commissioners who had been at the talk, and contacted by members of the audience with further comments and questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Slavery and freedom - revistied', Catherine Hall, Westminster School, 01/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given at the Graduate School in City University, New York about the distinction between a free European man and an African slave. Keynote speech opening the symposium organised by Columbia and CUNY and the journal Small Axe on 'Slavery, historiography, and the politics of reparatory justice'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Slavery networks of George Baillie' at Association of Caribbean Historians Nassau, New Providence Bahamas 21/05/2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Slavery networks of George Baillie' at Association of Caribbean Historians Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. This talk involved connecting with a new (and very fruitful) academic audience. The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards as well as several new contacts with historians in the US and Caribbean.

This panel, by Nick Draper together with colleagues Kate Donington and Kristy Warren, brought the LBS project to the attention of members of the body of Caribbean historians previously unaware of our work.

After the panel Nick Draper met with Kim Outten Stubbs, the Chief Curator of the National Museum of The Bahamas, to explore collaboration on the incorporation of LBS' work into a new permanent exhibition at the Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation in Nassau.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Sugar and slavery', lecture at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the V& A's London History course, Nick Draper, 09/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given at the V&A as part of their London History course. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. The talk was of sufficient impact for LBS to be invited back for next year's equivalent event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'The Legacies of British Slave-ownership project: sources, methods and issues for a prosopography' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture given to the Civilisation Britannique MA class at Universite Paris IV -Sorbonne. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

One MA dissertation was catalysed by the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'The legacies of British slave-ownership', Catherine Hall, Tooting library, 19/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given at Tooting Library for Black History Month, a case study of the Pennants. An almost entirely black audience - an enormous amount of interest and many questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The most unbending conservative in Great Britain (Catherine Hall, 03/10/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk sparked immediate discussion and a number of questions.

The editor of the book into which this essay will go asked me to incorporate elements of the talk which he felt would be very helpful for a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'The structure and significance of British slave-ownership 1763-1833' Kate Donington, UWI, 02/06/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop held in conjunction with UWI introducing the LBS project to academics, heritage professionals and members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The world of the slave-owner', Catherine Hall, 27/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public lecture at Cologne University in the Global South Studies Centre. Focused on Edward Long and the debate about slavery/freedom. Very well received by the German audience with many questions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Thinking about the past in the present', Catherine Hall, Westminster School, 06/11/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk given to a very lively group of 16-18 year olds - several hoping to come to UCL to study history. Much enthusiasm from the students and quesitons afterwards, including about the reparations debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Unearthed: tracing the Legacies of British Slave Ownership' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Audience reported that the information was new and unexpected, leading to a change in opinions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'We must be honest about our role in slavery.' Article in Independent by Nick Draper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newspaper article by Nicholas Draper outlining the extent to which slavery contributed to the development of 19th century Britain

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/we-must-be-honest-about-our-role-in-slavery-8508357.html
 
Description 'What is a man', Catherine Hall public lecture in Delhi, 17/12/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Annual public lecture of a key Indian historical journal. Lecture was very well received with many questions and informal discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 1834 slavery compensation (Kate Donington 01/06/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of the LBS project at a public history event run by Black History Tours. The talk provoked debate and questions.

The talk was made into a Youtube video and has been watched 1213 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 200 years a slave: Croydon's connections with slavery (Nick Draper, 30/06/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Follow-up events in Croydon organised by local participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A-level teaching session (Katie Donington at the Latymer School) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Katie Donington was invited to teach a session with an A-Level English Literature group at Latymer School. The students have been studying 'The Rape of the Lock' by Alexander Pope. Pope's poem is particularly interested in the rise of consumer society in the early eighteenth century. The text is permeated with anxiety about role of empire and trade and its impact on British society. The presence of the 'various off'rings of the world' - in the form of both elaborate objects and increasingly common forms of consumables e.g. coffee and tea - are indicative of the ways in which the empire was returning back to Britain. The context of both slavery and colonialism are vital for an understanding of the poem. As a cultural historian literary texts are an important part of the work of reconnecting with past societies and the ways in which they made sense of their world. Historicising the text for the students enabled them to gain new perspectives on Pope and his world of objects.

The teacher commented that the enrichment aspect in terms of cross-disciplinary context was excellent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description After slavery : protectionists, the West India interest and the sugar duties 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented at the 'Humanitarianism and abolitionism' seminar, part of the 'Centre for Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies' series.

Section not completed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/migration/newsandevents/events?id=7826
 
Description Bermuda and the legacies of colonialism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions afterwards.

Members of the audience asked me about how to contribute to the LBS database afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Between worlds: London and Africa 1500-1833 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lecture by Miranda Kaufmann and Katie Donington which explores the presence of Africans in London during the Tudor and Stuart periods and the ways in which London slave-owners profited from the exploitation of Africans during the slavery era. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Many audience members were unaware of Camden's links to slavery, several people said they would pursue this through local history studies. One audience member came forward with information on his slave-owning ancestors and the material has been added to the database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Black History Walks presentation, Nick Draper, Rachel Lang, Kristy Warren 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reprise of the LBS launch event for an audience of c. 150 largely comprised of African Caribbean members. Presentations, many questions, detailed discussions. Deepened contacts with community activists, including two who later audited Draper's UCL undergraduate course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Britain's colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition (article in Independent on Sunday) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newspaper article outlining the information available in the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britains-colonial-shame-slaveowners-given-huge-payout...
 
Description Britain's debt to slavery in the diaspora 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newspaper article outlining the slave compensation process in British Guiana and how to use the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database

Large increase in enquiries about our work from listeners in South Africa and more contributions from them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.stabroeknews.com/2013/features/in-the-diaspora/03/25/britains-debt-to-slavery/
 
Description Britain's forgotten slave-owners, 2 part BBC TV programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two 60 minute TV programmes broadcast on BBC2 and BBC world service reaching an audience of several million people. Presented by David Olusoga and directed by James Vander Pool, created in collaboration with the LBS project. Programmes describing the British involvement in Caribbean slavery and the slave compensation process. Widely and very positively reviewed in the national press. Subject to much debate on Twitter. Awarded the Royal Historical Society Prize for Public History Broadcasting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b063db18
 
Description Britain's forgotten slave-owners, Nick Draper, Kingston University, 28/11/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Showing of Ep. 2 of Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners, with discussion, for students and staff at Kingston University as part of the Faculty of Arts' 'Race and ethnicity matters' week. Lots of questions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Britain's forgotten slave-owners, Nick Draper, LSHTM, 19/10/2016 and 20/10/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Showing of both episodes of the BBC programmes over two lunchtimes followed by question and answer sessions. Part of the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine's Black History Month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Britain's massive debt to slavery (article in Guardian by Nick Draper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Guardian's 'Comment is Free' section discussing the process of remembering and forgetting as it took place in Britain's memory of slavery

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/27/britain-debt-slavery-made-public
 
Description Britain's wealth and the Legacies of British Slave-ownership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture and demonstration of the LBS database to mark Black History Month and to coincide with the close of the Making Freedom Exhibition at the Marcus Garvey Library. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Continued collaboration with the Making Freedom organisation including new contributions to their website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Catherine Hall, 'Making Race: the work of slave-owners', 29/09/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given at the History Research seminar at Colombia University, New York, about Joseph Marryat and George Wilson Bridges. Very lively 90 minute discussion followed the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/ia-events/making_race
 
Description Catherine Hall, 'Re-thinking slavery and freedom', Historical Geographers Conference, 02/07/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary lecture at the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015.

Talk drew on the work of the LBS and other current work on slavery and abolition, making connections with the preoccupations of historical geographers. The focus was on the meanings of slavery and freedom in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British Empire. These were terms which were widely utilised but whose meanings were both geographically and historically specific. Who was free to do what, where? How was white freedom in the Caribbean marked as different from that of the metropole? What was the relationship between slavery and other forms of unfree labour? Extensive use was made of the writings of slave-owners and their descendants and the part they played in the racial mapping and re-mapping of empire.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://conference.rgs.org/ICHG/37
 
Description Catherine Hall, 'What is a man?', International conference of historical geographers, 06/07/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary lecture at the International Conference of Historical Geographers. Very lively discussion, much interest shown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Catherine Hall, Invited lecture at UCLA 'The legacies of British slave-ownership' 02/04/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given about the work of the LBS project at UCLA. Much discussion afterwards and an invitation to return for a longer visit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Constructions of masculinity and femininity in the correspondence of slave-owners (Hannah Young 03/02/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact After the 40 minute paper we had another 30 minutes of engaging discussion

Following this talk I was asked if I would become a co-convenor of the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Croydon and slavery exhibition (created by Nick Draper and Rachel Lang as part of the Croydon Heritage Festival) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibition as part of the Croydon Heritage Festival, comprising 5 panels, three on the context of British colonial slavery and two on specific local connections, mounted with other local exhibits in public space in Fairfield Halls Croydon. Focus from members of the public who were viewing the festival.

Local organisation (Whitgift Foundation) asked to keep a permanent copy of the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Digital Humanities panel at the Society for Caribbean Studies conference (Keith McClelland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Widening awareness of the over-representation of absentees and women in slave compensation process.

Increased discussion of database use in the historiography of slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Domesticating slavery: at home with the Hibberts on Clapham Common (Kate Donington 13/09/2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given at the conference, 'Little Britain's memory of slavery' at UCL. Talk provoked debate and questions.

I wrote a blog on this conference and had a book contract accepted by Liverpool University Press drawing on the research papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Edward Long and the legacies of slavery, Catherine Hall, workshop in Paris on the Black Atlantic, 08/11/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given at academic workship in Paris on the Black Atlantic. Academics from the US and France. Organised by Francoise Verges and Marcus Rediker. Several of the audience did not know about the database and were excited to investigate it. The level of discussion was very stimulating. New contacts at Princeton. There is likely to be some follow up with collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Female slave-ownership: the letters of Anna Eliza Elletson (Hannah Young 30/01/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop with Year 12 students, taking selected extracts from Anna Eliza's correspondence to read through in small groups and discuss. This was followed by discussions about what these letters told us about the position of women in late eighteenth century Britain and how Anna Eliza's gender might have affected the way she conceived herself as a slave-owner. The talk was followed by lots of discussion and questions.

Got school pupils interested in issues of slavery and using primary sources. Feedback from the teacher said how interesting the pupils had found it. They went on to use the LBS database in further lessons.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Follow the money: investigators trace forgotten story of Britain's slave trade (article in the Guardian based on interview with Catherine Hall) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article in The Guardian, based on an interview with Catherine Hall, discussing the way in which Britain's memories of slavery have been subsumed by commemorating Britain's role in abolition.

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/27/britain-slave-trade
 
Description Forgotten women: gender and absentee slave-ownership (Hannah Young 13/09/2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given at the 'Little Britain's Memory of Slavery' conference about the slave-ownership and plantation management of Anna Eliza Elletson, highlighting women's role in the slavery business.

After my talk I was asked to write up the paper for the conference proeedings, due to be published by Liverpool University Press
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://lbsatucl.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/little-britains-memory-of-slavery-conference/
 
Description Gender and absentee slave-ownership in the late eighteenth century: distance and denial (Hannah Young 18/02/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked quesitons and sicusssion afterwards.

Audience reported change in views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Global Routes/Local Roots: legacies of British slave-ownership in Hackney (Nick Draper, 18/06/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Request from Hackney museum to repeat this event in October as part of its African/Black History Season.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Hackney's Hidden Stories of Enslavement (Kate Donington 21/10/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exploration of the LBS database with an emphasis on local history followed by questions and answers afterwards.

Audience members reported their plans to use the database in their own family history research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Hidden Histories seminar, Plymouth, Rachel Lang, 29/11/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given at the Hidden Histories seminar on the LBS database as a source of projects exploring diversity. Important contacts made with HLF and Arts Council funders. Clear examples given of how members of the public can take academic research and use it to form public history projects. LBS used as an example of good practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/hidden-histories-2016
 
Description Historians and Reparations for Transatlantic Slavery (workshop at UCL 10/09/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop convened jointly by LBS and the Centre for the Political Economies of International Commerce (University of Kent) to bring together two dozen historians of Britain and the Atlantic world to reflect together on the implications (if any) for historians in Britain of the recent CARICOM demands for reparations, over the course of a day.

The workshop led to the creation of a permanent group of historians - Making Reparative Histories - to co-ordinate the impact historians can have on policy-makers, institutions representing local/national memory and education.

An on-going assessment of ways of influencing history teachers in schools as to their knowledge of Black History and the importance they place on it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Historicising Slavery and Engaging the Younger Generation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This talk explored ways in which the work conducted by the LBS team can help to expand and deepen the way we transmit histories of slavery to diverse groups, including young people. It asked how can we best enhance and revise existing resources in the face of new research and broadening understandings about how they system of slavery worked; and also how it is possible to make this history meaningful and relevant to another generation. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

The talk also engaged with how slavery has been taught in the past, existing resources for teaching slavery, the sensitive surrounding the topic, and what LBS' research on slave-ownership can add by exploring how the website can be used through two case studies.

Part of ongoing collaboration with educators to widen the scope of Black History taught in schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description How African enslavement built Britain (Nick Draper, 24/05/2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture and workshop organised with the Equiano Society in order to use the LBS project and the database to explore with an African-Caribbean audience the connections between slavery and the formation of modern Britain. An audience of some 150 people engaged for three hours with both the formal and informal sections of the event.

Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Further involvement with using the LBS database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview on the 'Today' programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live interview on the Today programme with James Naughty about the slave compensation process and the publication of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database.

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).

There were over 20,000 hits on our website on the day this interview aired.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21598782
 
Description Interview with Colourful Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live radio interview on Colourful Radio outlining the resources available in the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database and how to use the database

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview with Galaxy Radio (Nick Draper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview led to listeners calling in to the programme.

Callers reported they had changed their minds about the legacies of British Slave-ownership or had widened their knowledge, and had the chance to share their opinions on air.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description John Rule Annual Lecture, University of Southampton, 25/2/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A very lively question and answer session after the lecture - and follow up emails.

Considerable interest in thinking about slave-ownership in the Southampton/Hampshire area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keith McClelland, 'Producing an archive: the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database', paper at IHR conference 29/01/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given at the IHR Winter Conference, 'The Production of the Archive'. Talk stimulated discussion of the nature of the LBS project and the implications of digitization for archives. After the talk, a meeting was arranged with the National Archives to further explore possible linking between TNA Discovery Catalogue and the LBS database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://winterconference.history.ac.uk/programme/
 
Description Keith McClelland, The LBS Project: talk to the British Association of Local Historians. 07/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given to the British Association of Local Historians about the LBS project. Stimulated discussion about the purposes of the project and the usefulness of the database/website to local historians. Invitation followed to write about the LBS project in the Association's journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keith McClelland, talk at Wandsworth Library and Heritage Service Diversity Month, 27/10/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk given as part of a local heritage service diversity month, intended to extend knowledge of British slave-ownership and stimulate the audience members to find out more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Kemet FM radio interview (James Dawkins 19/10/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lisa Robinson, director of the Slave Trade Legacies project, invited James Dawkins up to Nottingham and arranged for him to be interviewed for 2 hours by Dr. Kevin Brown on the local radio station 97.5 Kemet FM. James discussed UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership project and the interim findings from his research on the Dawkins family.

The phone lines were opened up 30 minutes into the interview and several listeners called in to express their opinions on the topic of Britain and slavery. Members of the public asked general questions and had an opportunity to share their own experiences. Several expressed surprise at the information they had learnt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Kristy Warren, 'Legacies of Slavery in Britain', SOAS, 23/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about the LBS project, hosted by SOAS and the Decolonising our Minds Society. Much engaged discussion after the talk, which continued informally after the session ended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/1472174939745825/
 
Description Kristy Warren, Presentation at Hackney Pirates Charity 05/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk given to Hackney Pirates Charity about historic local links to slave-ownership. Very animated discussion about slavery. Students filmed an interview of questions concerning the presentation for their youtube channel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LBS Seminar at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies at Warwick Tuesday 17th February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

This was part of an effort to work more closely with the Caribbean Studies centre at Warwick.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LBS panel at the BSECS annual conference, Nick Draper and Catherine Hall, 07/01/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Legacies of British Slave-ownership Panel at the British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference, 'Growth, Expansion and Contraction', St Hugh's Oxford January 7th 2016, papers by C. Hall 'Making Race', and N. Draper, 'The structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833'

This was part of our effort to connect LBS with scholars of the 18thC. It is clear from the audience's reaction and comments that there is increasing take-up of our work and especially of the LBS website in teaching by colleagues in other universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.bsecs.org.uk/conferences/annual-conference/
 
Description LBS work experience week 29th June - 3rd July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Rachel Lang invited six Year 12 students to take part in a week's work experience at the LBS project. They spent the mornings conducting their own research with guidance from Rachel Lang and spent each afternoon with a different member of the LBS team visiting sites of interest and examining original documents.
As a result of their work, all six students made valuable contributions to the LBS database, a publicly available historical resource. They also produced a blog about their week. They made the most of an opportunity to talk with the department's Undergraduate Tutor about their UCAS statements and about the resources available to undergradauates (academic, financial and welfare-related).
The whole week was about the students asking questions, taking part in debates and challenging their own perceptions of an interesting period in British history and all the students engaged fully with the work.

The week resulted in requests for further reading and further research from three of the students and a continued commitment to collaborate with work.
All of the students said they were interested in studying history at university and had learned a lot more about the whole university experience.
As one student wrote in his thank-you email: "It was a great week and I have learnt so much both in terms of historical knowledge and in considering how slavery should be memorialised and taught today."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LBS workshop in Exeter, 14/11/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All day workshop in Exeter. Public history event exploring the local area and its relationship to slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/project/workshops2015/
 
Description LBS workshop in Glasgow, 12/09/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All day workshop in Glasgow. Public history event exploring the local area and its relationship to slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/project/workshops2015/
 
Description LBS workshop in Manchester, 24/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All-day workshop in Manchester Central Library. Public history event exploring the local area and its relevance to slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/project/workshops2015/
 
Description Lecture at North London Collegiate School for Girls (James Dawkins 10/12/2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In September 2013 I was contacted by the students' historical society at North London Collegiate School for girls who expressed a specific interest in and invited me to deliver a lecture to their senior pupils (16-18yrs) on the Dawkins family and their connection to Britain's Caribbean plantation economy. The society's student ambassador stated that the topic of abolition and emancipation had been covered during year 8 (12-13 yrs) over a period of four weeks but had not been returned to since then.

The talk raised important questions about the social and monetary link between the North London Collegiate School to the institution of slavery.

After my presentation I was approached by a number of students who asked for more information on the Legacies of British Slave-ownership website as they wanted to undertake their own research on the links between their local community and slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Legacies and Memories: the work of Edward Long (Catherine Hall, 08/10/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This talk provoked a great deal of comment and many questions. Members of the audience contributed details about their own work which were relevant and gave me good suggestions as to new avenues I might pursue.

New connections arose from this talk and suggestions for further collaboration amongst historians working on reparative histories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Legacies of British Slave-ownership (Nick Draper and Rachel Lang 19/06/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Young people made their own presentations based on the LBS database, exploring local history and other topics that interested them most.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Legacies of British Slave-ownership (Workshop at Battersea Library) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop at Battersea Library to introduce, contextualise and demonstrate the LBS database, with participants able to explore the database online via PCs. Included a case study of the Hibberts - a slave-owning family who lived on Clapham Common, Northside. The event formed part of the Black History Month programme of Wandsworth Library and Heritage Service.

Audience reported they changed their views about the impact of slave-ownership on London. Lots of feedback about the LBS exhibition which was part of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Legacies of British Slave-ownership launch event, Draper, Hall, McClellland, Lang, Warren, 28/09/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of the new LBS Centre, attended by c. 250 academics and members of the public. The chance to demonstrate the way the new database works and to broaden our connections with community activitists and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Legacies of British Slave-ownership local radio interviews, Nick Draper and James Dawkins, 02/11/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4 x 8 minute interviews with four local radio stations on BBC radio programmes aimed at Black and Minority listeners, on the evening of Sunday 02/11/2017. Local stations were Derby, Bristol/West County, West Midlands and Merseyside.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Hidden Histories in the Collection (Nick Draper, 21/08/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at the National Portrait Gallery to mark International Slavery Remembrance Day, focused on exemplary slave-owners and the ways in which they are and are not represented in the NPG collections. Talk sparked questions and discussions afterwards.

Agreement in principle from NPG representatives for a collaborative project to work with LBS on revising the NPG catalogue to take account of LBS work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Legacies of British Slave-ownership: publishing the archive (Nick Draper, 08/11/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk intruduced many members of the international audience for the first time to the LBS work. The Q&A afterwardss indicated a high level of engagement both with the conceptual and methodological issues and our empirical results.

The talk gave rise diectory to two or three potential collaborations, both with US academics (especially in digital humanities) and in public engagement, including (oddly, given the conference was in the US) strengthening our ties with the National Portrait Galery in London. The conference was recorded and we would expect further impacts in future from the streaming of the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Legacies of British Slave-ownership: seminar at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona 19th February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

This was part of a continuing effort to build a European network around the study of slave-ownership, in which UPF expressed interest in becoming a partner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Legacies of British Slave-ownership: the case of Jamaica, 18th November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards; the subsequent reception enabled us to connect with a number of individuals with specific interests in slave-owners and estates both in Jamaica and elsewhere.

The meeting marked the first formal interaction for LBS with this influential group. Follow-up included (1) invitation for LBS to participate in the FGSJ calendar going forward; (2) contacts from Alan Budd, Master of Queen's College Oxford, about the history of two men connected with the college, raising the wider issue of Oxford and Cambridge connections with slavery; (3) linkage with an historian of Mustique.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Live radio interview on the 'Upfront Show' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live radio interview on the 'Upfront Show' on BBC Radio Merseyside outlining the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database with an emphasis on Liverpool's role in the system of slavery

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Live radio interview with BBC Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live radio interview in which Nicholas Draper outlined the resources available in the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database with specific emphasis on slave-owners from Northern Ireland

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did). This particular interview sparked articles in the local press and a range of responses from the public to the local issues this raised in Northern Ireland and in Larne in particular.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Local Roots/Global Routes: Hackney and the Legacies of Slavery (Kate Donington 01/10/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture given at the Historical Association, Enfield, London. Talk provoked debate and questions.

Talk encouraged people to look at the links between slavery and Enfield (where the talk took place). People sent me relevant information and photos afterwards for inclusion in the database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Mapping slavery Netherlands, 21/12/2015, Rachel Lang and Nick Draper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations given by Lang and Draper about the use of maps in LBS research. Many questions afterwards and discussions of how our mapping work compares to a similar project in the Netherlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Memory and contestation (Nick Draper, 06/06/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact One-day symposium, co-organised by Legacies of British Slave-ownership and the Pears

Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, for an invited group of 35 participants (scholars and

community activists) to a comparative exploration of the ways in which the Holocaust and

African enslavement are represented and communicated within their respective communities

in contemporary Britain. There were four sessions (History-writing; Memorialisation;

Fiction; Education), each with 'twinned' speakers presenting for 20 minutes followed by a

discussion.
Some constructive and some uneasy exchanges among participants in potentially a highly-charged environment.


The specific impacts will play out (or not) over time. Short-term effects included (1) donations to the Hyde Park Memorial (2) the offer of the JW3 to host a film series organised by Black History Walks (3) an approach to the Holocaust Memorial Commission to support the Hyde Park Memorial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description New perspectives on slaveries in the African world. March 6, 2015. The Graduate Center CUNY, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar in the 'New perspectives on slaveries in the African world' symposim. Talk, based on the work of Legacies of British slave-ownership, provoked many questions and very lively discussion.

Increase in requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://museums-ioj.org.jm/?p=5465
 
Description Nick Draper, 'Britain's Debt to Slavery: evidence from the LBS project', 05/11/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given as part of the 'Economic Histories' panel at the Repairing the past, Imagining the Future: Reparations and Beyond conference at University of Edinburgh. Flowing from the talk were (1) the possibility of a documentary for Scottish tv by an independent producer (2) the possibility of a joint scholarly volume with a fellow-presenter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nick Draper, 'LBS & Reparative Histories', paper given at a symposium, Legacies of the Slave Past in the Post-Slave Present, at Columbia, NY 02/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event, comprising papers from six scholars to whom my paper was then a response - was intended to connect - and did connect - LBS with current scholarship in North America on issues related to reparation, forgetting, and disavowal in the context of the history of transatlantic slavery. Some of the proceedings are likely to be published in Small Axe, the Caribbean cultural journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://heymancenter.org/events/legacies-of-british-slave-ownership/
 
Description Nick Draper, 'Slave-owners and the early docks', presentation to the Port of London Study Group, Museum of London in Docklands, 02/11/2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the Port of London Study Group, Museum of London in Docklands. Lively discussion afterwards. Subsequent feedback from the audience via email showed a shift in thinking about the connections between the Docks (and London) and slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nick Draper, 'Slave-owners of Kent and East Sussex', presentation to Northiam Local History Society, 27/11/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given to the Northiam Local History Society, including information on slave-ownership in the local area. Feedback forms from the event indicated a shift in understanding about Britain and slavery and intention to learn more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nick Draper, 'Slave-owners of Wandsworth: legacies of British slave-ownership in the Borough', talk at Battersea Library 05/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given to Battersea Local History Society about the LBS research, highlighting slave-owners who lived in Battersea. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Audience members stayed on to explore the LBS database on terminals in the work room. A representative from Brent in the audience requested that we deliver a similar event in his Borough. News report described it as "a fascinating talk on a little acknowledged topic".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wandsworthhistory.org.uk/previous_talks_reports.htm
 
Description Nick Draper, 'The structure and significance of British colonial slave-ownership 1763-1833: an interim report', 13/10/2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given to the Economic and Social History seminar, All Souls, Oxford Tuesday 13th October 2015.

The talk stimulated a series of exchanges over slavery and the industrial revolution with some of the key scholars in this historiographical controversy over the past 30 years. The talk led to the initiation of a dialogue with the British Council (which had a representative there) about using LBS material in schools; and to proposed work with Professor Roderick Floud on slave-owners among the clients of Capability Brown and Humphry Repton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nick Draper, Slave-owners of Blackheath & Greenwich, talk to the Mycenae Local History Group, Blackheath, 16/11/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given to the Mycenae Local History Group in Blackheath, general outline of the LBS project and more details about Blackheath-based slave-owners. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Feedback subsequently indicates re-thinking by the audience of previous versions of local and national history concerning Britain and slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nottingham workshop (James Dawkins 17/10/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lisa Robinson, director of the Slave Trade Legacies project, invited James Dawkins up to Nottingham to run a 1 day course on how to use the online Legacies of British Slave-ownership encyclopaedia. The participants comprised 12 adult members from across the local community. The session involved a briefing on the historical research underpinning the database, a question and answer session, and a de-briefing meeting to discuss what the participants had learnt from the workshop. The audience asked many questions and became fully involved in investigating the database for themselves.


After the workshop the participants said that they had developed a clearer understanding of Britain's involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery and increased confidence in using the database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Paper of Joseph Marryat, Catherine Hall, Institute of the Americas, 17/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper on Joseph Marryat and the legacies of British slave-ownership given at the Caribbean seminar at the UCL Institute of the Americas. Very lively questions and discussion after the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Parliament and slave-ownership (Nick Draper, 12/06/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at the Houses of Parliament with an audience of 65-70 associated with the display of the Making Freedom exhibition inside the Houses of Parliament. Talk sparked quesitons and discussion afterwards.

Ongoing collaboration with the Making Freedom organisation and History of Parliament Online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public Lecture Catherine Hall, 'Writing history: making race. The Australian case.' 16/4/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public lecture given at the University of Sydney. Public talk outlining how the interventions of British and Caribbean slave-owners in the debates over the slave trade and slavery between the 1770s and the 1830s were critical to the ways in which race came to be understood in Britain. Further aim of engaging an Australian audience with the LBS database, exploring some connections between these slave-owners and their descendants and the white settlers who made Australia their home in the early nineteenth century. Talk sparked many very lively questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectures/2015/professor_catherine_hall.shtml
 
Description Putting the Black in the Union Jack? Black British History in Education (Kate Donington and Kristy Warren 08/11/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event was a day-long meeting which included presentations by academics, educators and community activists; poetry and drama presentations by school children; audience participation in lively and well-informed discussion. Contacts made between audience members working in education and on various community projects. Links between LBS project members and educators and community activists were both created and reinforced.

• Asked by a teaching training institution if we could adjust the information to be suitable for Key Stage 2 students.
• Asked by a community worker if we could adjust the information to be suitable for prisoners.
• Asked by one of the presenters to collaborate on future outreach work
• Asked to repeat parts of the programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://lrgr14.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Radio Interview with BBC English Regions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview with Colleen Harris from BBC English Regions about the publication of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio interview with 'Focus on Africa' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview given by Nicholas Draper on the BBC World Service's 'Focus on Africa' programme about the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database.

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio interview with BBC Radio Solent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-recorded interview for BBC Radio Solent outlining the information in the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database and how to use it. Sparked wider debate among people who may or may not have considered the issue before (see section on impacts, below).

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio interview with Radio Peace FM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live radio interview with Radio Peace FM in Manchester outlining the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database with an emphasis on slave-owners from north-west England

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Re-thinking the memories of slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This lecture introduced the audience to the Legacies of British Slave-ownership research and database, argued for the importance of putting slave-ownership back into British history, and explored the ways in which Hull in particular has connections to that history. There was a very engaged and lively audience at this event and the detail I provided about the local area provoked particular interest.

Many members of the audience took the details of our website and said they intended to start looking at it themselves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Red Pepper interview (with Keith McClelland and Rachel Lang) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article formed part of the LBS project's publicity activities which stimulate the debate about slave-ownership and guide people towards the resources available on our website.

Good feedback from the interviewer in terms of the level of interest in the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2014
 
Description Remembering slavery: one family history, Catherine Hall, University of Essex, 24/11/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper given at a University of Essex Sociology Department seminar. A great deal of discussion following the paper, including from historians of the slave trade and slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Revealed: How Scotland is tied to slavery - and how its legacy continues to be felt today, Aberdeen Press and Journal, interview with Nick Draper, 16/10/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article based on an interview with Nick Draper in the Press and Journal detailing links between north-east Scotland and slavery, showing how the legacies are still apparent today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/1057056/revealed-scotland-tied-slavery-legacy-continu...
 
Description Revealed: Samantha Cameron is descended from aristocratic slave-owner (Daily Mail article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newspaper article outlining the slave-owning ancestry of Samantha Cameron which includes an interview where Nicholas Draper explains the slave compensation process

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).

This article was much-quoted in tweets and shares online and provides an example of a journalist taking our research, adding to it further, and thus fueling the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323286/Samantha-Cameron-linked-aristocratic-slave-owner-vic...
 
Description Scotland's importance in British colonial slave-ownership (Nick Draper, 03/10/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper presenting an analysis of the LBS first phase results for Scottish slave-owners in the
context of the whole universe of slave-owners, arguing that the Scots were over-represented
among the four nations and providing some dimensions of that over-representation.

Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

This will form part of the volume edited by Tom Devine on 'Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past', a contribution to rethinking Scotland's history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Scotland's importance in British colonial slave-ownership: the evidence of the slave compensation records (Nick Draper at Edinburgh conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Widening knowledge of the importance of slave-ownership in the Scottish diaspora.

Request to speak at a further Scottish conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2014
 
Description Secret shame: The Scots who made a fortune from abolition of slavery (article in Herald Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newspaper article about the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database and the role of Scotland in the slave economy, resulting from an interview with Nick Draper.

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).

Requests to give talks at various Scottish events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/secret-shame-the-scots-who-made-a-fortune-from-abolitio...
 
Description Sir John A. Macdonald had family ties to slave trade (Article in Toronto Globe and Mail) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newspaper article about the publication of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database and about the role of John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister, in the slave compensation process

Part of a publicity drive by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership team to make people aware of the online LBS database, resulting in over a hundred thousand hits on the website, tens of thousands of tweets and shares, numerous blogs, several hundred emails to the LBS project, several hundred contributions to our research from members of the public. Sparked a widespread and increasingly informed debate about the legacies of British slave-ownership and gave people some tools to invesitgate the matter for themselves (which they often did).

An noticable increase in hits to our website from Canada and enquiries from Canadian public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/sir-john-a-macdonald-had-family-ties-to-slave-trade/articl...
 
Description Slave-owners and the Weald: legacies of slave-ownership in Kent and East Sussex (Nick Draper, 04/09/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to the University of the Third Age. Tailored research showing local connections of the Weald with the Atlantic slave economy and with slave-ownership in particular.

Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Follow-up included: (1) invitation to speak at local history society in Kent (2) invitation to return to speak about LBS's films with the BBC in spring 2015 (3) University of the Third Age circular drawing attention to the talk and to the BBC films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Slave-owners of Bloomsbury talk and walk, 25/05/2016, part of the UCL Festival of Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact One-hour public lecture about the LBS project including clips of the BBC programmes and a talk given by Nick Draper and Keith McClelland. Followed by a one-hour walking tour of Bloomsbury exploring the homes and businesses of slave-owners and abolitionists.

A diverse audience and many questions afterwards.

Two URLs and they both wouldn't be accepted in the box below, https://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/britains-forgotten-slave-owners and https://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/britains-forgotten-slave-owners-walking-tour
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Slave-owners of Bloomsbury talk and walk, Rachel Lang, Nick Draper, 21/09/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Group of American students attended a workshop on LBS research followed by a walk around Bloomsbury visiting homes and businesses of slave-owners and abolitionists. Diverse audience of mostly non-history students. Course leader reported positive results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Slave-ownership, letter in the Observer, Catherine Hall, Nick Draper, Keith McClelland, Rachel Lang, 05/06/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Open letter published in The Observer refuting the claim that Jews dominated the slave trade, an allegation made by Jackie Walker.

Led to correspondence with Jackie Walker and public acknowledgement that the claims were false.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-observer1702/20160605/282342564103073
 
Description Slavery and the City, an urban exploration (Kate Donington and Nick Draper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by Donington and Draper of work relating to slave-ownership and the City of London, providing the wider context of the financial and commercial importance of London to the slave-economy, and then focusing on George Hibbert's roles and legacies in the City. 30 minute presentation, introduction of the Encyclopaedia and 45 minutes of Q&A and audience response. Audience of c. 50 community activists, urban theorists and urban geographers, as part of the two-day festival at the Bishopsgate Institute.

Made links with several historians and activists one of whom - David Rosenberg - contributed to a later event that looked at the ways in which slavery and the Holocaust are remembered. An article has been published in Critical Cities based on the talk and walking tour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Summer School (James Dawkins 01/07/2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Pupils worked on a variety of different historical topics and were encouraged to think about and discuss the significance of time, importance of changes that occurred within specific periods, and the impact of the past on wider society.

Pupils were asked to complete a small group project in the form of a research poster which they presented to other pupils on the final day of the summer school. The aim of the poster was to address the question: "Has history speeded up?"

After my presentation and the activities students said that they felt much more informed about the facilities, opportunities and historical courses on offer to prospective students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Legacies Project and the broader public, Nottingham, Catherine Hall, 12/10/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Big occasion at Nottingham Contemporary organised by Katie Donington featuring a panel on the LBS project. Two days of debate and discussion. Very mixed audience from schoolkids to community activists. Audience very engaged in the conversations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Legacies of British Slave-ownership (James Dawkins 01/07/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The presentation generated a series of important questions concerning to the physical and cultural impact and legacies of British Slave-ownership in Jamaica. It also helped to promote awareness of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership website in the Caribbean with participant stating that it sounded like useful resource which they would be using in their personal and professional research at the National Museum of Jamaica.

After the presentation the participants expressed a better understanding of how the profits generated from slavery were used to develop contemporary Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Legacies of Slavery and the Built Environment (Catherine Hall, 01/03/2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A series of different examples - country houses, town houses, follies and philanthropic and civic institutions - were used to draw attention to the variety of physical legacies there have been. The lecture was given in the Museum of London Docklands which gave a perfect opportunity to think about the built environment. Audience asked many questions afterwards.

Members of the audience asked me to come and speak at other venues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Pennant family in Wales and Jamaica, Catherine Hall, 03/10/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk in Battersea Public Library for Black History Month. Much interest from an audience of mainly BME men and women.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Present use of the past (Raphael Samuel History Centre roundtable) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roundtable for the Raphael Samuel History centre about the relation between past and present, both the remembering and the forgetting, and the significance of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project in that context

Wider notice of slave-ownership among historians interested in concepts of memory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Slave-owners of Sevenoaks, Kent. Talk by Nick Draper and James Dawkins 12th March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The presentation initiated a series of questions and an exchange of information between the audience and presenters.

After the presentation we were asked when the LBS team would be coming back to present more findings on the slave-owners of Sevenoaks.

We were also asked if the team was going to be publishing a book from the second project.

The author of the recent Historical Dictionary of Sevenoaks undertook to reflect our work in the next edition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The World the slave-owners made (Catherine Hall, 03/04/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact There was an extremely enthusiastic response to this lecture - once again the local details that I drew on provoked particular interest.

One or two of the third year students who were present told me that they would like to draw on the database material for their dissertations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The portrait, the sketch, the man: re-presenting slave-ownership (Kate Donington 01/12/2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar paper, Postcolonial Early Career Researchers, Senate House. Talk provoked debate and questions.

Made contact with American researchers working on a similar topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The structure and significance of slave-ownership in St Catherine, Jamaica (Kate Donington 01/02/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar paper given at the Institute of the Americas, UCL. Talk provoked debate and questions.

Two audience members followed up afterwards with information on their family history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The work of re-remembering, Catherine Hall, Paris, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As usual a great deal of discussion following the paper - the workshop included scholars of race and slavery in Uraguay, Brazil, Germany, France, Japan, the U.S. Workshop organised by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes - very high level of discussion. There is likely to be some follow-up particularly with the French historians Cecile Vidal and Silvia Sebastiani.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Understanding the role of slavery in the formation of British society: industrialisation and slavery (BASA talk on the National Curriculum) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Talk given as a contribution to the British and Asian Studies Assocation consultation on the proposed new National Curriculum for History, public meeting attended by Pam Raven, Department for Education.

Greater awareness of the need to include Black History in the National Curriculum, influence with policy-makers. Widening of our contact-base.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Using the Slave Registers as a Source for Gathering Information about the Enslaved: A case study of St. Kitts and Nevis (Kirsty Warren 19/02/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact There were a lot of questions and discussion continued during the reception which was held after the talk.

Was asked for help concerning family research using the records of St Kitts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description White freedom/black slavery, Catherine Hall, 13/10/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newcastle Black History public lecture - held at the University but with extensive public participation. Very lively discussion - lots of questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Women and slavery (Hannah Young, UCL Summer School 04/07/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The talk was very interactive with most members of the audience giving opinions.

I had some lovely feedback from the pupils, who were all part of the Widening Participation programme, who told me that I had really opened their eyes to gender history, barely studied at school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Work experience programme, Rachel Lang, 06/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Week-long work experience programme for 6 Year 12 students from City and Islington College. Full-time teaching from Rachel Lang with afternoon activities organised in conjunction with other LBS members. Students were introduced to the LBS database and learned about the history of British involvement in Caribbean slavery. Students used a first hand account by Benjamin McMahon (1839) to add information to the LBS website. Incldued a meeting with Cari Tuhey, Department Tutor, about studying history at university. Students put in a lot of hard work and have subsequently kept in touch, with requests for further reading and references.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Work experience with City and Islington students (Rachel Lang, 03/07/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Four Year 12 students spent a week with the LBS project doing work experience. They made a significant contribution to the LBS website and visited several sites in London with connections to slavery.

All of the students reported an increased interest in studying history at university and increased levels of confidence in making university applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Work experience with student for Croydon Harris Academy (Rachel Lang, 10/07/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact One Year 12 student spent a week shadowing Rachel Lang as a work experience project. She produced a report on the teaching of history in the National Curriculum which was used to provide information for members of the LBS project. She also added data to the LBS database.

Increased knowledge and confidence reported by the student.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Working on slave-ownership (Catherine Hall, 09/07/2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workship on The Future of Black and Asian Histories in conjunction with the University of Manchester, Manchester Central Library, Butetown Community Organisation, the Runnymeade Trust. Audience included teachers, community workers, activists, librarians and archivists.

All were extremely impressed with the material I presented and the opportunities it offers for them to do their own research.

New contacts were made including with the Runnymeade Trust which has led to further developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014