The Antislavery Usable Past

Lead Research Organisation: University of Hull
Department Name: Social Sciences

Abstract

There are approximately 30 million slaves alive today. Around the world, including in the UK, these disposable people are held against their will, trapped in a situation of control such as a person might control a thing, and forced to work for no pay. This number is more than at any point in history and more people than were transported from Africa to the Western Hemisphere during the entirety of the Atlantic slave trade. It is a number greater than the population of Australia and almost seven times greater than the population of Ireland. It includes around 1.1 million enslaved people in Europe. Over the past 15 years, a growing movement against this new global slavery has achieved many successes, including new legislation, a small number of prosecutions, changes to company supply-chains, and increased public awareness. But it is repeating mistakes of the past. Around the world, it starts from scratch rather than learning from earlier antislavery successes and failures. Focused on urgent liberations and prosecutions, antislavery workers operate within short time frames and rarely draw on the long history of antislavery successes, failures, experiments and strategies. At the same time, the public reads about shocking cases of women enslaved for 30 years in London, children enslaved in rural cannabis factories, and the large number of slaves who mine the conflict minerals used to make our mobile phones and laptops. For many of us, this presence of slavery confounds our understanding of history: wasn't slavery brought to an end? Weren't the slaves emancipated? This confusion extends beyond the public to politicians, policy makers, human rights groups, and educators. Official responses to slavery cases often reflect this confusion, expressing more emotional outrage than clear thinking.

However, responding to recently-expressed interest by antislavery groups and policy makers, including the recent appeal by Luis C. DeBaca (Ambassador in the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons) for scholars to translate the lessons of abolitionism for contemporary use, our project seeks to provide this movement with a usable past of antislavery examples and methods. We will bring to the present the important lessons from antislavery movements and policies of the past, and help translate those lessons into effective tools for policy makers, civil society, and citizens. As we identify, theorise and embed antislavery as a protest memory for contemporary abolitionism in this way, we will also emphasise that what earlier antislavery generations achieved was harder than what we face today, we don't have to repeat the mistakes of past movements, the voices of survivors are the best signposts to where we should be going next, and the lessons of past antislavery movements offer a way to 'care for the future'.

Throughout the project and across all its strands, we offer in the face of a mammoth task-ending the enslavement of 30 million people-a reminder of past antislavery achievements. For example, on the eve of the American Revolution, few Americans could envision a world in which slavery did not exist. Yet 100 years later, slavery did become illegal in the United States. This was an achievement that stemmed from the collective, varied and ever-evolving protest of countless slaves and abolitionists. Today we have a chance to end slavery, and to do so within our own lifetimes. This will be a watershed for humanity, a moment when we finally reject *the* great lie of history, that some people are sub-human, and embrace instead that great abolitionist truth-the truth that earlier abolitionists tried to teach us-that labour must not be forced and that people are not for sale.

Planned Impact

Over the past 15 years the global antislavery movement has experienced exponential growth. There are now antislavery groups in most countries, ranging from the tiny and suppressed El Hor in Mauritania, to the small but powerful Norwegian Anti-Slavery Society, to the many British and North American campaigning groups each with more than 100,000 members, and the Walk Free campaign with more than 5 million registered supporters worldwide. Altogether there are likely to be 10 million people who think of themselves as antislavery activists. But the growth of this movement masks disorganization, widely different interpretations of the needed work, and a profoundly ahistorical consciousness. Our project will foster critical memory within the movement, reclaiming varied modes of protest from the narrow and nostalgic storyline of antislavery's past. By the end of our project, and during our follow-through year (5), we hope to observe and measure:

1. Early shifts in scholarship toward incorporating contemporary slavery and antislavery into studies of slavery more broadly (which usually end in the late 19th century).
2. Early shifts in scholarship toward debating the ideas of a usable past and protest memory, so that the field of Memory Studies has expanded from its current focus on trauma, memory-as-burden and nostalgia.
3. Changes in how antislavery organisations use imagery, from their current tendency toward sensationalist images of slave passivity and abolitionist paternalism to a liberatory aesthetic of slave rebellion and empowerment.
4. Changes in how antislavery organisations use slaves' voices, from their current tendency to just quote or paraphrase, to placing slave narratives at their heart of the movement: in their campaign materials, in their own strategies (for we believe narratives can be analysed for antislavery ideas and solutions), and even in their leadership structures (where former slaves could take a more central leadership role).
5. The incorporation of several other abolitionist lessons from our seminars and resources into NGO campaigns and approaches.
6. The adoption of the Bellagio-Harvard Guidelines by NGOs and governments as the standard against which to measure the global population of enslaved people and the global phenomena of slavery and trafficking.
7. An increased awareness on the part of policy makers of the lessons of the antislavery past as they confront and address the slavery of the present, as seen in legislation, regulation, and the support of civil society organisations.
8. Shifts in how our heritage partners tackle the topic of slavery, to incorporate more material on contemporary forms in their exhibitions and public programming.
9. The use of our Congo photographs exhibit by local antislavery groups in Congo, as part of their ongoing work against the enslavement of 500,000 people there today.
10. A collection of short films submitted to Unchosen by filmmakers that incorporate history as a result of our work on Unchosen's themed competition series.
11. The creation of sustainable profession-specific networks, for artists, historians and lawyers, each achieving impact in their specific fields.
12. The use of our resources in school teaching.
13. New knowledge and application of the usable past on the part of the antislavery workers who take our MA module.
14. Potential changes in how we will approach the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 2033, based on our documentation and analysis of how Britain commemorated the bicentenary of the ending of the slave trade in 2007 (the limitations and successes of that 2007 bicentenary).
15. Shifts in public knowledge about the antislavery past and present, via our regional public presentations to communities with strong historical links to past slavery and abolitionism.
16. Widespread dissemination of our open education resources and digital archives, via multiple link-backs, page views and downloads.

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Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
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Title Contributor to Picturing Frederick Douglass Exhibition, the Museum of African American History, Boston 
Description Created exhibition of Frederick Douglass murals to be displayed at the Boston Museum of African American History with interactive touch screen displays for visitors to navigate through Douglass murals around the U.S., providing contextual information for each mural. 
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Year Produced 2016 
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Title Picturing Frederick Douglass 
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Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
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Year Produced 2019 
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Description Please see the other version of this award (2016-2019)
Exploitation Route Please see the other version of this award (2016-2019)
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
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Description APuZ- German Parliamentarian Supplement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.bpb.de/apuz/216480/sklaverei-und-internationales-recht
 
Description Cited in Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, A/68/256, 2016.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.ohchr.org/documents/issues/Trafficking/A-68-256-English.pdf
 
Description Code of Practice on the Exercise of Maritime Powers Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
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Description Consultation on the Transparency in Supply Chains Clause in the Modern Slavery Bill'
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Florida State Anti-Trafficking Task Force, address by Kevin Bales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Freedom Fund
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
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URL http://freedomfund.org/about/directors/
 
Description Gave Evidence at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
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Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Legatum Institute and Modern Slavery Bill
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
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Description Public Consultation: Modern Slavery Act 2015 -- DoJ NI -- Maritime Powers
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.dojni.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-code-practice-exercise-maritime-powers-under-mod...
 
Description Public Consultation: Modern Slavery Bill 2014 -- Written Evidence
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
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URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt201314/jtselect/jtslavery/166/166.pdf
 
Description Public Consultation: UK Modern Slavery Bill -- Oral Evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
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URL http://www.law.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/News/Title,442908,en.html
 
Description Public Consultation: on the Transparency in Supply Chains Clause in the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/modern-slavery-and-supply-chains
 
Description Set out States' Antislavery Obligations at the United Nations Headquarters
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-states-anti-slavery-obligations-tickets-32125318693#
 
Description Submission of Amicus Curiae Brief on Forced Marriage to Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description The No Project
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Zoe Trodd is an adviser to the No Project, an NGO based in Europe that campaigns against modern slavery. She worked with its director to refine a new campaign video, about slavery in gold-mining, and to make additions to the organisation's Guidelines for Artists documents.
URL http://thenoproject.org/
 
Description UN Security Council
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
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URL http://freedomfund.org/blog/slavery-and-the-united-nations/
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description British Acdemy Rising Star Engagement Award
Amount £14,997 (GBP)
Funding ID EN150148 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Discipline Bridging Award
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Forced Labour Programme
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 08/2015
 
Description Research Priority Area Funding
Amount £33,800 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Research Priority Area Step-Change Funding
Amount £299,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 07/2019
 
Title Application of Multiple Systems Estimation technique to measurement of modern slavery 
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Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact UK Home Office altered their resource allocations and anti-crime strategy based on the new more accurate estimates provided by this technique, UK government and the UK Modern Slavery Act was guided in its policy an resources allocation recommendation by these new estimates. After technique was published, it was adopted by governments of the Netherlands and Spain, as well as adopted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime for to be used in a series of European countries. 
 
Title Adaptation and application of multiple systems estimation to modern slavery estimates for the first time. 
Description This statistical technique originated in the estimation of wild populations, was adopted into estimation of victims of mass atrocities, and in this case was further adapted into estimating the hidden population of trafficking/slavery victims. Use of this technique broke through a long-time barrier which prevented the accurate measurement of the 'dark figure' and the population of enslaved people in developed countries. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact UK Home Office altered their resource allocations and anti-crime strategy based on the new more accurate estimates provided by this technique, UK government and the UK Modern Slavery Act was guided in its policy an resources allocation recommendation by these new estimates. After technique was published, it was adopted by governments of the Netherlands and Spain, as well as adopted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime for to be used in a series of European countries. 
 
Title Global Slavery Index 2018 data set 
Description The full Global Slavery Index data base of 169 countries as well as extensive variables measuring vulnerability to enslavement and government responses to modern slavery is made freely available via the GSI website along with methodological materials. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data is provided yearly since 2014. National governments use these data to explore their region, or to consider different policy responses they might make to modern slavery. 
URL http://www.globalslaveryindex.org
 
Description African and Caribbean Support Organisation of Northern Ireland 
Organisation African and Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Organisation and hosting of a public event 'Dealing with the Past, Looking to the Future: An Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights and Justice'. The Antislavery Usable Past research team provided the infrastructure for the hosting of a collaborative event, as well as organising and promoting the public forum.
Collaborator Contribution The African and Caribbean Support Organisation of Northern Ireland (ACSONI) provided valuable connections to the community of African and Caribbean people living in Northern Ireland, facilitating dialogue to engage local communities in the issues surrounding reparations.
Impact A Public Forum hosted by the Antislavery Usable Past team in collaboration with ACSONI engaged the public with issues relating to the research of the team. The event brought members of the public and local African and Caribbean communities together with academics, prominent politicians and the Hon. Consul at the Consulate of St Vincent and the Grenadines in Northern Ireland together in a cultural event which fostered cross-community dialogue on the issue of reparations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Anti-Slavery International 
Organisation Anti-Slavery International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution As Special Adviser, my role has just commenced and is meant to call on States to implement domestic legislation related to slavery. In 2016 hosted, in Belfast, a one-day Workshop to start to develop Anti-Slavery International's Model Legislation11 June 2016.
Collaborator Contribution providing access to UN bodies and material required to carry out activities
Impact nothing as yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description CSiW - Forced Marriage in War 
Organisation York University Toronto
Department The Harriet Tubman Institute
PI Contribution Assisting in providing a legal basis for considerations of forced marriage -- as conjugal slavery -- in war
Collaborator Contribution Providing factual examples of as conjugal slavery in war which allowed for the production of a chapter in my 2012 book Slavery in International Law
Impact Chapter: "Forced Marriage, Slavery Qua Enslavment and the Civil War in Sierra Leone", Slavery in International Law: Of Human Exploitation and Trafficking, Martinus Nijhoff, 2013, pp. 293-324.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with Walk Free Foundation in the production of the annual Global Slavery Index 
Organisation Walk Free Foundation
Country Australia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our research team provides statistical support, writing, authorship, and needed media appearances both at the time of the annual launch of the Index, and year round in response to media inquiries.
Collaborator Contribution The key and largest in the millions of dollars paid to the Gallup World Poll for the surveys in many countries each year upon which the Index rests. Also the staff, research and statistical, that co-produce the Index. Plus the large cost of the Launch of the Index each year.
Impact Annual editions of the Global Slavery Index (GSI), plus direct input, advice, and policy review to national governments who respond to the Index with requests for assistance. As of 2016, we have now signed a partnership agreement with the Walk Free Foundation to formally collaborate on the GSI at the University of Nottingham, led by Kevin Bales. The GSI is a country by country estimation of slavery's prevalence, together with information about the steps each government has taken to respond. It allows an objective comparison and assessment of both the problem and the adequacy of response in 167 countries. Kevin Bales, the grant PI, is the lead author on the index. The most recent GSI (2016) covered 99% of the world's population, and was supported by extensive on-the-ground research through the Gallup World Poll. The partnership allows the exchange of knowledge and expertise with our team, including access to Gallup data to enable secondary analysis and collaboration on the government response database. As the most robust metric available, the GSI's global reach in bolstering public awareness and support for policy and enforcement was evident in the awareness figures from the June 2016 launch: over 2000 traditional media articles, 250 million Twitter impressions, and more than 255,000 website viewings within a week of its release.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with the Freedom Fund on training for frontline workers and research on global challenges 
Organisation Freedom Fund UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration supported mental health trainings in late October 2016 in SE Nepal (basic awareness of mental health and self-care for frontline workers), as well as supporting a convening in dec. 2016 that reviewed what's been effective in anti-slavery interventions during the past year, and what might be changed or improved in the planning of rehabilitative and reintegrative work with slavery survivors in the coming year. Further joint fieldwork was carried out in two locations in Maharashtra: 1. villages with high levels of hereditary debt bondage slavery working in sandstone quarries (with resultant very high mortality from silicosis); 2. ground-truthing data and surveying of slave-base brick kilns in preparation for larer satellite based study of number and type of brick kilns in the "brick belt".
Collaborator Contribution Freedom fund provided just at half the total budget, organised meeting and logistics, and this work feeds into collaborative development of both articles and joint grant proposals.
Impact An ESRC GCRF Impact Accelerator grant grew from this work.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Historians Against Slavery 
Organisation Historians Against Slavery
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have expanded this US-based organisation to the UK, bringing together UK historians into a network, with launch workshop, new speakers' bureau and a large conference scheduled for 2017
Collaborator Contribution US directors of Historians Against Slavery visited for the launch workshop, will host their biennial conference in Liverpool in 2017 (rather than at the National Underground Railroad Museum in Ohio), and welcomed us as an official UK sub-committee.
Impact New UK-based branch of HAS 2017 conference Network map (digital) of UK historians Speakers' bureau New digital resource of slavery walking trails
Start Year 2015
 
Description Independent Antislavery Commissioner Office 
Organisation Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are providing research team members to work on two new joint projects: The first mapping of contemporary slavery research around the UK: http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/help-create-uks-first-mapping-of-modern-slavery-research/ And the first mapping and analysis of modern antislavery partnerships around the UK: http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/launch-of-research-into-uk-modern-slavery-partnerships/
Collaborator Contribution The Commissioner's office provides expertise, research collaboration, data and partnership links.
Impact To be updated at the end of the projects (autumn 2017)
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Slavery Museum 
Organisation International Slavery Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are collaborating on an international conference in 2017 (at the museum's 10 year anniversary) and on new educational resources.
Collaborator Contribution The partner has arranged an internship for one of our PhD students and is donating its space for free during our October 2017 conference. The ISM director spoke at our launch event for Historians Against Slavery UK, and has arranged a panel about the ISM's first 10 years for our October conference.
Impact Biennial Historians Against Slavery conference: October 2017
Start Year 2014
 
Description Museum of African American History 
Organisation Museum of African American History
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Zoe Trodd curated an exhibition based on her book Picturing Frederick Douglass, which opened at the Museum in June 2016 and will close in December 2017. It is the first major exhibition of Frederick Douglass photographs, extends across two floors of the museum, and has attracted thousands of visitors since its opening.
Collaborator Contribution The museum funded the exhibition, including all object loans, staffing, space, installation costs, interactive displays, new graphic panels, launch events, and schools programming.
Impact Large-scale exhibit New digital displays Schools and public workshops
Start Year 2016
 
Description PhD School on Antislavery and Human Trafficking 
Organisation Masaryk University
Department Faculty of Law
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Initiated collaboration with Masaryk University, the Utrecht Network (http://www.utrecht-network.org/) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to develop and host a week-long PhD School on Antislavery and Human Trafficking. The Antislavery Usable Past team conceptualised and actualised this innovative PhD School, the first of its kind. Our Investigators travelled to the Czech Republic and taught and facilitated the discussions amongst PhD Candidates, further developing our Postgradute Research Network by hosting 19 students from 12 different countries. The Antislavery Usable Past provided partial funding; with further funding coming from the host institution and the participants.
Collaborator Contribution - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic: Provided the physical space, made local arrangements in regard to accommodations and activities. - Utrecht Network: provided further academics to engage with PhD Candidates - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: hosted a one-day field-trip giving PhD Candidates insights into the work of UNODC in regard to human trafficking.
Impact The collaboration was multi-disciplinary: The PhD School was sold as a five-day interdisciplinary PhD School focused on antislavery and trafficking. The School was open to any PhD candidate whose dissertation were focused on issues of slavery, antislavery, or trafficking; be it historical or contemporary. The School allowed PhD Candidates to develop a network of early career scholars of like-interest; learn practical academic skills and multi- and inter -disciplinary methods; and engage with leading scholars in the field. As for disciplines involved were, from the established Academics: Anthropology, ,History, Law, American Literature, and Sociology. From the PhD Candidates: Anthropology, Business/Management,History, Law, and Sociology/Social Work.
Start Year 2015
 
Description PhD School on Antislavery and Human Trafficking 
Organisation United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Initiated collaboration with Masaryk University, the Utrecht Network (http://www.utrecht-network.org/) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to develop and host a week-long PhD School on Antislavery and Human Trafficking. The Antislavery Usable Past team conceptualised and actualised this innovative PhD School, the first of its kind. Our Investigators travelled to the Czech Republic and taught and facilitated the discussions amongst PhD Candidates, further developing our Postgradute Research Network by hosting 19 students from 12 different countries. The Antislavery Usable Past provided partial funding; with further funding coming from the host institution and the participants.
Collaborator Contribution - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic: Provided the physical space, made local arrangements in regard to accommodations and activities. - Utrecht Network: provided further academics to engage with PhD Candidates - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: hosted a one-day field-trip giving PhD Candidates insights into the work of UNODC in regard to human trafficking.
Impact The collaboration was multi-disciplinary: The PhD School was sold as a five-day interdisciplinary PhD School focused on antislavery and trafficking. The School was open to any PhD candidate whose dissertation were focused on issues of slavery, antislavery, or trafficking; be it historical or contemporary. The School allowed PhD Candidates to develop a network of early career scholars of like-interest; learn practical academic skills and multi- and inter -disciplinary methods; and engage with leading scholars in the field. As for disciplines involved were, from the established Academics: Anthropology, ,History, Law, American Literature, and Sociology. From the PhD Candidates: Anthropology, Business/Management,History, Law, and Sociology/Social Work.
Start Year 2015
 
Description PhD School on Antislavery and Human Trafficking 
Organisation Utrecht University
Department Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Initiated collaboration with Masaryk University, the Utrecht Network (http://www.utrecht-network.org/) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to develop and host a week-long PhD School on Antislavery and Human Trafficking. The Antislavery Usable Past team conceptualised and actualised this innovative PhD School, the first of its kind. Our Investigators travelled to the Czech Republic and taught and facilitated the discussions amongst PhD Candidates, further developing our Postgradute Research Network by hosting 19 students from 12 different countries. The Antislavery Usable Past provided partial funding; with further funding coming from the host institution and the participants.
Collaborator Contribution - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic: Provided the physical space, made local arrangements in regard to accommodations and activities. - Utrecht Network: provided further academics to engage with PhD Candidates - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: hosted a one-day field-trip giving PhD Candidates insights into the work of UNODC in regard to human trafficking.
Impact The collaboration was multi-disciplinary: The PhD School was sold as a five-day interdisciplinary PhD School focused on antislavery and trafficking. The School was open to any PhD candidate whose dissertation were focused on issues of slavery, antislavery, or trafficking; be it historical or contemporary. The School allowed PhD Candidates to develop a network of early career scholars of like-interest; learn practical academic skills and multi- and inter -disciplinary methods; and engage with leading scholars in the field. As for disciplines involved were, from the established Academics: Anthropology, ,History, Law, American Literature, and Sociology. From the PhD Candidates: Anthropology, Business/Management,History, Law, and Sociology/Social Work.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Re-presenting slavery: making a public usable past 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Education (IOE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Katie Donington has built a network of scholars, public historians and activists interested in the ways in which slavery has figured in public history in Britain. Katie has created a website to publicise the network. She has organised one conference and three workshops to facilitate the brokerage of relationships between different network members.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute of Education partners waived their fees for speaking at the conference. They have secured the involvement of a network of teachers and students that they work with for a conference in 'Slavery and Education' taking place in June 2017. The Institute for Black Atlantic Research has contributed space for a workshop on 'Slavery, Emancipation and Art'. Director Lubaina Himid has waived her speaking fee for an archive session for the network.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving history, art, art history, cultural studies, education, sociology, museum studies and English literature. The outputs so far include a website and blog, a conference and three workshops. Katie is planning on submitting a book proposal based on the work of the network members.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Re-presenting slavery: making a public usable past 
Organisation University of Central Lancashire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Katie Donington has built a network of scholars, public historians and activists interested in the ways in which slavery has figured in public history in Britain. Katie has created a website to publicise the network. She has organised one conference and three workshops to facilitate the brokerage of relationships between different network members.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute of Education partners waived their fees for speaking at the conference. They have secured the involvement of a network of teachers and students that they work with for a conference in 'Slavery and Education' taking place in June 2017. The Institute for Black Atlantic Research has contributed space for a workshop on 'Slavery, Emancipation and Art'. Director Lubaina Himid has waived her speaking fee for an archive session for the network.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving history, art, art history, cultural studies, education, sociology, museum studies and English literature. The outputs so far include a website and blog, a conference and three workshops. Katie is planning on submitting a book proposal based on the work of the network members.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Student Antislavery Group 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We launched a new student antislavery group at the University of Nottingham, which now fund raises for our partner Antislavery International, holds public events, and partners with us on engagement activities.
Collaborator Contribution The students organise their own events, have built a large student membership, and employ social media for communication.
Impact New student engagement Internship opportunities for students at Antislavery International in London Funds raised for Antislavery International, a registered charity
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yale University Working Group 
Organisation Yale University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Jean Allain, Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd are now members of the new Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC) for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Working Group on Modern Day Slavery, Yale University (2016-19), a group of the world's 12 leading scholars of modern slavery. We will attend two meetings a year (March 2017, September 2017, March 2018 and September 2018) and work on specific outputs that will be collaborations between the Antislavery Usable Past and the GLC.
Collaborator Contribution Yale University funds travel (from the UK for Bales/Trodd and from Australia for Allain), accommodation and meals during the two-day workshops, meeting space on campus, and coordinates the organisation of the meetings.
Impact Outputs to come in 2018
Start Year 2016
 
Description "'There wouldn't be an America if it wasn't for Black people": Programme Review of the University of Nottingham's Black History Month Events" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Wrote summary article on Black History Month 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/there-wouldnt-be-an-america-if-it-wasnt-for-black-people-series-review-of...
 
Description "A View from the Arts: Race and Rights: Ferguson Part 4" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote a response piece to the Ferguson riots, assessing how the movement uses historical protest strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/arts/2014/12/17/race-and-rights-ferguson-part-4/
 
Description "Black History Month: A Pulitzer Prize Winner on Campus" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Wrote article about forthcoming lecture with Professor Annette Gordon-Reed at the University of Nottingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blackhistorymonth/2014/10/24/a-pulitzer-prize-winner-on-campus/
 
Description "Documentary Review: The Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Wrote review of Stanley Nelson's 'The Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/reviewblackpantherpartyvanguard/
 
Description "Emotions and American Protest" at European and British Association of American Studies (EBAAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave conference paper on the emotions of American protest in Black Power murals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description "The Legacy of Black Power Visual Culture in 1990s Hip Hop" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Wrote an article on the prevalence of a Black Power aesthetic in 1990s Hip Hop iconography.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/the-legacy-of-black-power-visual-culture-in-1990s-hip-hop/
 
Description #hiddeninplainsight (Hull) 
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 Campaign #hiddeninplainsight to mark Anti-Slavery Day in the UK. Events was picked up by over 40 media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, the Independent, local radio and TV. Massive response via Twitter and Facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Confronting past injustices by teaching 'forgotten' histories' workshop University College London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dealing with the legacies of past injustices necessitates a multi-pronged approach, of which teaching 'forgotten' histories is a vital part. This talk explored this issue using Local Roots/Global Routes, a collaborative project run by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at UCL and Hackney Museum and Archives, as an example. The project explored Hackney's links to transatlantic slavery, helping to expand the history already being taught about abolitionists in the area to also reflect the presence of slave-owners and people of African descent. It did this through archival research, explorations of built heritage, and direct engagement with teachers and young people. In the process, the project also addressed constructs of the past that either ignored or distorted the histories of people of African descent, particularly the history of Africa before European contact and the role played by enslaved Africans in the fight against slavery. The audience was around 12 people, mainly educational researchers and practitioners. There was an interesting debate afterwards. The panel included a representative from the Institute of Education which has helped to strengthen an existing relationship as we started to make future plans for another project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/ias-events/conflict-confrontation-and-justice-co...
 
Description 'Ending Slavery' MOOC engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The world's first ever massive open online course about contemporary slavery in partnership with FutureLearn. A four-week course delivered by experts at the cutting edge of historical and contemporary human rights research. Free and open to anyone - there were 7000 participants. The course is designed to try and increase awareness of slavery and the strategies used to combat it. The participants were engaged, read the material and took part in online dialogues with each other and with the facilitators. I facilitated for the week focused mainly on historical material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/slavery
 
Description 'Slavery and Art' workshop 
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 The workshop is examining some of the different ways that slavery and its legacies have figured within the art world. The framework we are using is broad and considers issues of slavery, emancipation and identity, race and racism, institutions and collections, curatorial voice and authority. In partnership with the Institute for Black Atlantic Research at the University of Central Lancashire. We expect 40 participants including artists, curators, researchers, and interested members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Slavery and Education' planning forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This meeting is a planning forum to discuss the development of an event to take place on Thursday 1 June 2017 at University College London. The main event will consider the ways in which slavery has been taught in both formal and informal learning environments. Bringing together historians, teachers (all levels / formal and informal), community groups, public history professionals, activists and students, this event will share different kinds of practice and approaches to the subject. It will also act as a brokering event to facilitate relationships between different institutions and individuals. The event is the start of the conversation and we hope for some concrete outcomes going forwards. The planning forum is a space in which different interested individuals can come together to help shape the form, content and legacies. The event and its offshoots should meet a need - we hope that in bringing together different perspectives we will formulate something that is useful to different groups. This event is in partnership with the Institute of Education, UCL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Slavery and Public History' Workshop 
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 This workshop explored how different kinds of public historians and organisations have represented Britain's historic role in both slavery and its abolition. Throughout the day we heard from museum and heritage professionals, community historians and academics - there was plenty of opportunities to ask questions and jdebate. There was an open session for people to discuss new projects and ideas giving participants a chance to see how they might help each other and get involved. A walking tour of Liverpool allowed participants to see first hand how the history of slavery has shaped the city of Liverpool. There were 41 participants. The feedback was very positive - people commented on the usefulness of making new contacts and hearing about new projects. Katie recruited new members to the network associated with this workshop 'Re-presenting slavery: making a public usable past.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Slavery, memory and citizenship' conference, University of the West Indies, Jamaica 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and Its Diasporas, York University, Toronto in collaboration with The Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston Jamaica, presented the Seventh Annual Summer Institute: "Slavery, Memory, Citizenship" at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica between 7-14 August, 2016. The objective of this summer institute was to analyse and reflect on the experiences and memories of slavery; the research, pedagogies and representations associated with enslavement; and the implications of its legacies for claims for full citizenship, all in historical and contemporary contexts. My paper was well received and the audience asked lots of questions. I built up good contacts with researchers at universities in Canada and the West Indies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://tubman.info.yorku.ca/research/summer-institute-2016-slavery-memory-and-citizenship/
 
Description 'Social History: Legacies and Prospects' Society History Society Plenary Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Karen Hunt chaired a discussion on social history and its future, with a panel of the University of Manchester's Professor Penny Summerfield, Anglia Ruskin University's Professor Rohan McWilliam and the University of Nottingham's Dr Kate Donington. A video of this discussion was posted on YouTube and has been seen 330 times. The audience was approximately 200 for the event. There was a lively discussion and debate around the issues raised and some further enquiries about finding out more about the public engagement work I have done.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRhsvYILb4Q
 
Description 'Unspeakable things unspoken: Transatlantic slavery - a public conversation' 
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 This conference examined the ways in which slavery has figured in public history in Britain. It considered how academic history has shaped public perceptions of slavery and how public debate has challenged and inspired scholarship. It gave critical attention to the ways in which slavery and colonialism has shaped both our public and academic history institutions. Given the increasing emphasis on 'impact' within university research agendas the event offered new possibilities for building relationships across academic and public history. Public history was conceived of in its broadest sense and speakers were invited from among museum and heritage professionals, artists, community historians, activists, academics, poets, performers and educators. There was an evening of performance, conversation and music that will explore transatlantic slavery and its legacies through the work of renowned Jamaican poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze and guest artists and musicians. The second day was a half day workshop focused on local history activism in Nottingham and the East Midlands. There were 120 attendees. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive with people citing a variety of different reasons for enjoying the event. Many people commented on the value of bringing together different disciplines, individuals and organisations involved with the public representation of slavery.

The conference was organised by Katie Donington. Jean Allain and John Oldfield participated as chairs for two panels on 'Reparations' and 'Race' respectively. Mary Wills, Rebecca Nelson and Hannah Jeffrey all acted as facilitators. Hannah also tweeted throughout the day and engaged in online conversations with people who were viewing the conference through the live feed as well as audience members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.octoberdialogues.org/
 
Description - "Looking Back on the Centre for Research in Race and Rights Events," Black History Month Blog, University of Nottingham, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote a summary blog piece on the success of Black History Month 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/peopleandculture/2016/11/07/looking-back-centre-research-race-rights-e...
 
Description A Monument of Blackness: The Role of Murals in the Black Freedom Struggle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a talk at the conference: Black Atlantic Authorship and Art: An International Symposium, National Library of Scotland and University of Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A Society Built on Slavery - article for History Today 
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 I wrote an article 'A society built on slavery' for History Today. The article explored Clapham's links to slavery through research on the Hibbert family. This article was designed to engage an interested general public. As a result I was contacted by the Clapham History Society and asked to give a talk. I was also contacted by an independent author who publishes work on the history of Clapham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.historytoday.com/katie-donington/society-built-slavery
 
Description AHRC Early Career Researchers 'Past Matters, Research Futures', Royal Society, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I delivered a conference paper 'Red rubber in sepia: slavery, memory and representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo' for Early Career Researchers. I received useful feedback on the project and there was a brief discussion of some of the issues raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Academic Conference (Liverpool) 
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 Activity was a keynote address that stimulated question and discussion afterwards.

Email contacts following activity, including PhD students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Address to Annual Meeting of Rotary International 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This presentation made to Rotary International in Norwich UK promoted the idea of an antislavery usable past and was able to influence decision making and stimulate future activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Address to Student Body, University of Oklahoma 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This presentation to the academic and student community promoted the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Advice/Content for Chelsea Garden Show 
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 I helped to design and provide content for the Modern Slavery Garden which won both Gold and the BBC / RHS People's Choice Award at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-36367792
 
Description Advocacy to the G20 
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 Meeting with leading practitioners dealing with antislavery consider the means of getting such issues on the G20 agenda. Meeting included Kevin Hyland, the UK Antislavery Commissioner, The Freedom Fund, Walk Free, Transparency International, United Nations University, Save the Children and Anti-Slavery International.

I was invited in my capacity as Special Advisor to Anti-Slavery International
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description African American Activist Walking Tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In December 2018, I wrote and organised a historic walking tour of central London, focusing on six sites associated with African American activism. The tour was very popular, and I had excellent feedback regarding the content and delivery. I am currently planning to undertake the walking tour for a second time, as well as develop another walking tour that focuses on African American literary activism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Africans in Yorkshire (Hull) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Address/workshop re: anti-slavery usable past at organising event for 'Africans in Yorkshire', funded by the National Lottery Fund, 19 February 2016. Approximately 40 people present, mainly local historians and archivists. Events prompted widespread debate and discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description After Slavery? Labour and Migration in the Post-Emancipation World conference, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was an international interdisciplinary conference to explore the emergence of global patterns of labour and migration in the post-emancipation world. I spoke on 'Identifying a usable past for tackling modern slavery: heritage, memory and activism', looking at ways in which commemorations of slavery and abolition have incorporated contemporary slavery. The talk assessed how representations of slavery are revised and contested, and provoked discussions between academics, heritage professionals, representatives from third sector organisations, and members of the public present about the relationships between commemorations, public histories and social memory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://afterslaveryconference.wordpress.com/about/
 
Description Al Jazeera interview 
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 Interviewed about impact of forced migration on modern slavery and women's rights
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ambition Widening Particpation Teaching Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Delivered a session on 'Nottingham's local histories of slavery and abolition' for the University of Nottingham's 'Ambition' Widening Participation programme. There were 11 student in attendance. The students were actively engaged especially with the material on cases of modern slavery in Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Amistad Center 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at the Amistad Center, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, titled "The Abolitionist's Camera."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Annual Ferens Lecture, Institute of Directors, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past, leading to a reported change in views amongst the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Annual Public Lecture Delivered in Collaboration with Antislavery Usable Past Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2015 the University of Hull's annual Alderman Sydney Smith lecture was held in collaboration with the Antislavery Usable Past project. The lecture was delivered by Professor David W. Blight of Yale University and was entitled: Frederick Douglass on Why Slavery and its Ideologies Never Really Ended. The lecture drew together an academic and public audience and was followed by a lively discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Antislavery Protest Memory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paper at the University of Nottingham Memory Studies conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Antislavery Usable Past Website, Blog and Social Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A project website, Facebook community page and Twitter account have been operating since 2015 and continue to build a following. Our developing blog contains articles from July 2015. Through our online presence, we interact with a mix of audiences, from the interested general browser, to professional organisations and practitioners, academic and student audiences and media. Through these channels we share the idea and application of an antislavery usable past; we disseminate research outcomes and reflections and we promote events and activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
URL http://www.usablepast.ac.uk/usablepast/index.aspx
 
Description Antislavery Usable Past project panel for the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Three members of the Antislavery Usable Past team - Katie Donington, Rebecca Nelson and Mary Wills - spoke about the project and their own research at a seminar organised by the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool. Mary Wills spoke on 'Commemorating slavery and abolition in the UK: heritage, memory and activism', Rebecca Nelson on 'The Many Faces of the Modern Museum' and Katie Donington on 'Red rubber in sepia: slavery, memory and representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo'. There were around 20 people there. There was an interesting discussion of the issues afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Apologies for Historical Wrongs 
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 Participant, in Workshop on "Apologies for Historical Wrongs: When, How, Why?" AHRC Funded Project, 16 May 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://ahrc.som.surrey.ac.uk/
 
Description Article for Scientific American 
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 Article published in magazine with readership of 546,000,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-hunger-for-shrimp-and-slavery-destroy-mangroves-excerp...
 
Description Article posted on website The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1000 word article on news and investigative journalism site on links between modern slavery and environmental destruction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/modern-slavery-is-destroying-the-environment-to-meet-demand-for-shrimps-...
 
Description BAAS conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper delivered at the British Association for American Studies conference: "The Abolitionist's Camera."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC East Midlands Today  
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 Discussed my digital archive, Walls of Slavery, Walls of Freedom with BBC East Midlands Today, broadcast on the six o'clock news.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC World Service Radio The Conversation 
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 Interview with BBC World Service radio The Conversation in August 2015, promoted the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Black History Murals 
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 Public screening and debate at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, for Black History Month, including presentation of our new local mural (Nottingham's first black history mural)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nae.org.uk/page/black-history-month-at-nae/1014
 
Description Blog - The iron in the ivory tower: dealing with Georgetown's legacies of enslavement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog on the Georgetown's attempts to deal with historical ties to enslavement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.slaveryandpublichistoryuk.com/blog/the-iron-in-the-ivory-tower-dealing-with-georgetowns-l...
 
Description Blog on FutureLearn on how the numbers of modern slaves are calculated. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In this post, Professor Kevin Bales, one of the lead educators on the University of Nottingham's course Ending Slavery, looks at how we can best measure global slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://about.futurelearn.com/blog/measuring-modern-slavery/
 
Description Blog, 'A Valuable experience at the International Slavery Museum,' ASUP wordpress site. 
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 This blog looks at the placement experience from time at the International Slavery Museum and reflects on the challenges facing museums working on antislavery history today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blog.antislavery.ac.uk/2017/01/26/a-valuable-experience-at-the-international-slavery-museum/
 
Description Boston African American Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at the Boston African American Museum called "Frederick Douglass in Photographs."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Britain and Slavery - article for Modern History Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I wrote an article for a publication that is aimed at A-Level students. My piece focused on using the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database to understand and localize the history of slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners - public talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to participate in an evening event based on the BBC documentary Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners to mark Black History Month at the University of Nottingham. I was involved in the making of the programme and, along with David Olusoga, we discussed some of the underlying research that it was based on. Susanne Seymour then focused on a local Midlands angle based on her own research. The audience was very engaged and a lively debate on black history took place afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/home/featureevents/2015/britains-forgotten-slave-owners.aspx
 
Description Brooklyn Historical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at the Brooklyn Historical Society as part of a panel called "Lost, Found, Stewarded: Black Civil War Photographs."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge American History Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at the Cambridge American History Seminar called "Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cambridge Conversation Event (Talk), Boston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation at an invited event drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Camden New Journal interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave an interview of the British business of slavery to the Camden New Journal to publicize the series of talks at Conway Hall and to commemorate Black History Month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.camdenreview.com/node/990412
 
Description Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, titled "Picturing Frederick Douglass."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/lunch-talk-prof-zoe-trodd
 
Description Chair: Panel at Conference of Historians Against Slavery Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chaired, Panel on "Interrogating the Efficacy of State Intervention against Slavery, Then and Now" Historians Against Slavery Conference, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, 25 September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Clapham's Saints and Sinners - Local History Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This talk used Clapham's local history of slave-owners and abolitionists to engage the Clapham Society with some of the themes raised by the Antislavery Usable Past project. There were around 40 people in attendance. Audience members were very engaged and asked lots of questions. They reported that they were largely unaware of the presence of slave-owners in Clapham and it complicated their view of the local history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://claphamsociety.com/news/a-talk-in-clapham-by-dr-katie-donington/
 
Description Co-ordinator for Black History Month 2016 at the University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised Black History Month event titled 'Beyond the Wall: Murals as Activism' at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham which was a film screening of 'Beyond the Wall' followed by a panel discussion on the efficacy of murals, as well as a celebration of Nottingham's first Black history mural.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Co-ordinator for Black History Month 2016 at the University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Organised a lecture to be given by Professor Manisha Sinha from the University of Connecticut titled The Slave's Cause
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Co-organiser for workshop 'Scholarship with Survivors' University of Nottingham  
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Co-organised an event that connected scholars and academics of contemporary slavery with survivors of contemporary slavery to ensure survivor voices are central in this line of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Collegium of African American Research Biennial conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a paper at the Collegium of African American Research Biennial conference titled "Frederick Douglass Murals."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Columbia University talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at Columbia University titled "Remembering Douglass: Photography and Protest Memory"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Comentary - 'Remembering Racism: Will History Fall with Rhodes?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commentary on the Rhodes Must Fall movement brought to public attention and fostered a dialogue with key figures in the movement. Commentary to be used as a teaching resource by external actor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://blog.antislavery.ac.uk/2016/05/27/remembering-racism-will-history-fall-with-rhodes/
 
Description Commentary - 'From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Engaging the Maangamizi: Intergenerational Justice and Repair' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Report on the conference hosted as part of the Antislavery Usable Past project for the general public to keep the activities of the grant team in the public eye.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://blog.antislavery.ac.uk/2016/07/01/from-the-transatlantic-slave-trade-to-engaging-the-maangam...
 
Description Commentary - Knowing the Chains: Corporate Reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commentary on corporate reporting under the Modern Slavery Act to raise public awareness. Request for material to be used as a teaching resource in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://blog.antislavery.ac.uk/2016/12/30/knowing-the-chains-corporate-reporting-under-the-modern-sl...
 
Description Community Heritage Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Our BAME Community Heritage Day in June 2016 brought together Midlands-based Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community groups to share their historical research and to discuss with academics and heritage representatives how heritage venues present BAME histories. Community and academic participants presented their research findings through talks and small exhibitions, heritage organisation representatives presented good practice examples, and all engaged in roundtable discussions about the presentation of BAME histories. It developed a series of "triplet" relationships, where an academic, a community/activist representative and a heritage representative committed to working together on changing a specific presentation of BAME history in heritage venues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/c3r/news-events/current-events/bame-community-history-a...
 
Description Conference (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Keynote address, 'Rethinking the Boundaries of anti-Slavery', at conference at York St John, 23 June 2016. Approximately 30 people present. Address provoked lengthy debate and discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Convened 'From the Tranatlantic Slave Trade to Engaging the Maangamizi: Intergenerational Justie and Repair' 
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 In collaboration with David Archard, the PI on the Care for the Future's Exploratory Award entitled "Generating Justice: The social, legal, political and ethical issues of ensuring justice across generations", Prof Jean Allain and Katarina Schwarz hosted a two-day event on 29 and 30 June 2016, entitled: From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Engaging the Maangamizi at Queen's University Belfast. The first day of the event featured a Public Forum - an Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights and Justice co-hosted with the African and Caribbean Support Network of Northern Ireland (ACSONI) entitled Dealing with the Past, Looking to the Future. A pre-Conference Workshop entitled Historical Injustice and Reparations took place on the second day, co-hosted by Dr Jeremy Watkins (QUB Philosophy) and coinciding with the Royal Institute of Philosophy's Annual Conference of the Society of Applied Philosophy held in Belfast.  
The Public Forum focused on community engagement, working with ACSONI to reach out to the local African and Caribbean communities as well as the broader public. Scholar activists, academics, and public officials from across the UK and Ireland were brought together to discuss research, activism, and policy with the participants. Presenters engaged with the feedback, questions, and views of the public, creating multilateral discourse. Irish experiences of colonialism and anti-imperialism were acknowledged, building solidarity between people of African descent in Northern Ireland and the Irish Catholic community. This solidarity was recognised as being crucial to dealing with racial violence and discrimination within Northern Ireland.  
The Public Forum was framed around the question 'what is the Maangamizi?' introducing a concept developed by scholar-activists of African descent into both the public and academic discourse. The Maangamizi - the African holocaust of chattel, colonial, and neo-colonial enslavement perpetrated by Europeans and their prodigy - is a term central to many reparations and justice movements seeking to address the suffering of people of African descent.  
Guest speakers included internationally acclaimed reparationist, advocate and radio broadcaster Esther Stanford-Xosei, Dr Nathaniel Tobias Coleman, Dr Kwesi Tsri, Dr Christopher Stange - Hon. Consul for St Vincent and the Grenadines to Northern Ireland, Minister of Finance Mairtin O'Muilleor MLA, Michael McEachrane, and Elly Odhiambo. 
The pre-Conference Workshop sought to settle the Maangamizi into the academic discourse through constructive dialogue between mainstream academics, scholar activists, and representatives from the Public Forum. Participants presented academic papers on issues relating to intergenerational justice and repair, with particular consideration of the place of marginalised communities and persons within their research. The importance of engaging with the voices of those people was consistently highlighted, and the ideas and language of activist communities was discussed and incorporated into the scholarship.  
Rather than simply seeking to disseminate information to the public, this two day event promoted active engagement of both the public, activists, and academics, enriching the academic discourse through consideration of concepts developed by scholar-activists. The Forum also helped to engage a broader audience with issues associated with the past, whilst respecting for the voices of marginalised persons and their contributions. The event created a unique opportunity for the development of networks including academics, scholar-activists, activists, public officials and members of local communities.  
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave paper entitled, '"Unarmed People Are Slaves': Using 19th Century Abolitionist Aesthetics in the 1960s Radical Movement" at Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, Hull, October 16-17, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference Paper - Anti-Slavery and Trafficking PhD School, Masaryk University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference paper titled 'Historical Wrongs, Contemporary Rights: Reconsidering Reparations for the Maangamizi' presented at the Anti-slavery and Trafficking PhD School organised by the Antislavery Usable Past and Utrecht Network, hosted at Masaryk University, Brno. The presentation sparked in depth discussion with established academics and PhD researchers working in the field, and fostered the development of a community of likeminded early career researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper - From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Engaging the Maangamizi: Historical Injustice and Reparations Conference, Queen's University Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference paper titled 'Wrong to Remedy: Evolving Law to Redress Historical Injustices' presented to an audience of academics, reparations activists and members of the public sparking a rich dialogue between different actors in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper - Human Rights Centre Postgraduate Conference, Queen's University Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference paper titled 'Redressing the Past in Post-Colonial States: Historical Injustice and International Reparations' presented to a wide audience of PhD Candidates from across Europe and to academics. This event sparked dialogue between postgraduate researchers and established academics, and the discussion session on the paper created meaningful dialogue on the issues explored.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper presented at University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A joint paper entitled - 'Repairing the Past, Imagining the Future: Reparations and Beyond...' was presented at a conference at the University of Edinburgh in November. The conference initiated the establishment of an international network of scholars and activists working on the issue of reparations, with the aim of globalising the discussions, bringing people from different contexts into the same room, and bringing activists and grassroots organisations together with scholars. There was intense discussion and questioning at every panel. A workshop that is planned to take place in Belfast in June 2016 (as part of the Antislavery Usable Past project) will act as a follow up to the Edinburgh event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference Paper, 'Commemorating Challenging Histories: Antislavery in Museums,' Challenging Histories Network Conference, Cardiff University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 60 academics, students and heritage professionals attended a talk on the development of museum interpretation and antislavery. There were lots of interesting questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper, 'Legacies on Display: Antislavery in Museums,' University of Hull, History Postgraduate Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 20 students were in the audience for this presentation on the development of antislavery in museums over the last century. This led to questions and discussions after.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper, 'Reviewing the Campaign: Antislavery in Museum Interpretation,' Teeside University, Heritage Consortium Annual Conference (AHRC funded) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 40 postgraduate students, academics and heritage professionals attended this presentation about the research project. This led to questions and further discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper, 'The Antislavery Usable Past,' Social History Curators Group Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 60 people attended the presentation which debated the role of ethics in discussions of antislavery as a topic of museum interpretation. This raised questions and further discussions, and several attendees followed up with emails stating they were thinking about changing their own current practise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Talk at Cambridge World History of Slavery Meeting, Emory University, Atlanta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The antislavery usable past was presented as a key message within the address, leading to a reported change of views within the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference paper at Maritime Trade and Cultural Encounters (The Hakluyt Society) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was an international conference to discuss maritime trade and cultural encounters in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. My presentation on the relationships between naval officers on the anti-slavery patrols and the West African peoples they met sparked questions and discussion among the audience, which included members of the general public and the Hakluyt Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maritime-trade-travel-and-cultural-encounter-in-the-18th-and-19th-cen...
 
Description Conference: American Sociological Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "Modern Slavery: Linking the Legal to the Sociological", American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, 24 August 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contributor to "Memory and Activist Art" week as part of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on 'Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition'  
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Created digital archive map titled 'Murals of Race, Resistance and Abolition' that was used in a MOOC course titled 'Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition,' with 7,000 participants from across the world. Gave individual responses to participant's questions and queries on various murals, their function and their value. Received over 6,000 views on the digital archive map from 52 countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/slavery/1/steps/122989
 
Description Contributor to Faculty Teaching Institute on Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American at the Museum of African American History, Boston 
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 Provided teachers from the Boston area with materials about the importance of anti-slavery murals as a tool for unofficially preserving history, as well as the contemporary impact of Frederick Douglass's memory and legacy in African American communities. Shared digital mural map, 'Murals of Race Resistance and Abolition,' as a tool for teachers to discuss the power of art in public memory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Creator of 'Murals of Race, Resistance and Abolition' Digital Archive Map 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Creator of a digital map that brings together, for the first time, a collection of all U.S. murals connected to themes of abolition, anti-slavery history, Black Power, black protest and resistance. This has been a successful learning tool for the general public, as well as undergraduate students at the University of Nottingham in a first year module called 'Approaches to American Culture,' and a Level 3 module at Brigham Young University, Utah titled 'Freedom and Slavery
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/hanjeffers.p1mje5fp/page.html?access_token=pk.eyJ1IjoiaGFuamVmZmVycyIs...
 
Description Curator of 'Murals of Resistance and Abolition' for 'Anti-Slavery Then and Now' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Creating an extensive digital archive of every US-based mural pertaining to slavery, abolition and anti-slavery resistance. The archive will be the first instance where all these murals of the past and present are brought together under the theme of 'Anti-Slavery.' The collection will also highlight the efficacy of murals as a protest tool in raising awareness of slavery and contemporary slavery, whilst also offering suggestions on how to create community murals around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Decolonising the Archive: Congo Antislavery Visual Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In March 2019, I discussed the Congo Antislavery Visual Culture project and specifically the work Yole!Africa had produced for ASUP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Draw for the Future 
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 Public event, with talks and performances, to unveil a new Black History Mural iin Nottingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nae.org.uk/page/pathways-mural/1004
 
Description Edinburgh Literature Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk for the Edinburgh Literature Seminar, University of Edinburgh, called "Picturing Frederick Douglass."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ending Slavery MOOC engagement (October 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The world's first ever massive open online course about contemporary slavery in partnership with FutureLearn. A four-week course delivered by experts at the cutting edge of historical and contemporary human rights research. Free and open to anyone - there were 7000 participants. The course is designed to try and increase awareness of slavery and the strategies used to combat it. The participants were engaged, read the material and took part in online dialogues with each other and with the facilitators. I facilitated for the week focused mainly on historical material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/slavery
 
Description Expert Witness -- Inter-American Court of Human Rights 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Was an Expert Witness giving evidence on behalf of the Government of Brazil on the legal content of slavery, servitude, and forced labour before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/156624613
 
Description Feature on Radio Program Disability Matters (NPR USA) 
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 Radio discussion on USA NPR radio program Disability Matters on 5 May 2015 made reference to the ides of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Freedom X (Hull) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Address, 'William Wilberforce: Lessons from the Past, at Freedom X, Hull, 19 November 2016. Approximately 200 people present. No discussions but subsequent emails from people wanting more information and a request from the organisers to give an expanded version of the same talk, possibly as a Wilberforce Lecture, under the auspices of the Wilberforce Lecture Trust (Hull City Council).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Get Up Stand Up Project 
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 Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd delivered a workshop at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham to community members, part of a series connected to the Get Up Stand Up Project. The workshop was titled "Modern Slavery: How to Make the Past Usable."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Global multiple platform launch of Global Slavery Index 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This launch included ALL of the options listed above under the 'select one' engagement activity. Its impact includes ALL of the options below under 'What do you consider was the most significant outcome/impact of this activity?' I've highlighted 'decision made' since governments altered policy based on this Launch. Topline outcomes:
- Substantial global coverage across principal wires, broadcasters, print and digital media. In excess of 2000+ top line media articles across all core markets lead by Brazil, India, USA, United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy and Germany (*excludes regional and local coverage)
- Key coverage secured in key global and important national broadcasters media such as BBC World, CNN, Channel News Asia, NDTV India, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation, O Globo Brazil, Sky News, Al jazeera
- All main wires ran with the story including Associated Press, Press Association, Reuters, Bloomberg, Australian Associated Press as well as the main national wires covering the French (Agence France Press), Spanish (EFE), Portuguese (Lusa) and German (DPA) language markets
- Key global and regional print media included The Hindustan Times, The Times, The Guardian, South China Morning Post, New York Times, Forbes, TIME, Wall Street Journal, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, El Pais, Der Spiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, La Repubblica
- 201 Million Twitter impressions over the 48 hour launch period
- Most popular tweets and re-tweets were by Bill Gates, Hilary Clinton, Russell Crowe, Richard Branson, AP, and UN Women
- Media mentions in 159 countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Grant Supported PhD Research presented at Postgraduate Research Network Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Our three PhD students (part of the Antislavery Usable Past research team) each presented papers at the Antislavery Useable Past Postgraduate Research Network launched in October 2015. Papers addressed the following themes: - '"Unarmed People Are Slaves": Using 19th Century Abolitionist aesthetics in the 1960s Radical Movement'; 'Legacies on Display: Antislavery in Museums' and 'Reparations for Slavery in International Law'. All papers sparked questions and further discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Guest Lecturer, 'Slavery, Abolition and Resistance,' Level 3 module, Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a a guest lecture on how an anti-slavery memory is incorporated into community murals in the US, focusing on murals of the Black Power Movement, but also ending with a discussion on murals of #BlackLivesMatter. Students gave visual analysis to murals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Harvard University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at Harvard University's Department of English titled "Douglass, Lincoln and Photography."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Heritage Plaque to Ida B. Wells 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 11 February, I worked with Nubian Jak Heritage Organisation to unveil a heritage plaque to formerly enslaved activist Ida B. Wells in Birmingham. We had a min. of 50 attend the unveiling, including a live Skype chat with one of Wells' descendants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Historians Against Slavery and the Usable Past 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Workshop to launch the UK branch of the international organisation Historians Against Slavery, at the Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.historiansagainstslavery.org/main/2016/05/has-uk-off-to-a-terrific-start/
 
Description History Guest Lecture at University of Worcester, Transnational Studies Research Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a guest lecture about the suppression of the slave trade to members of the University of Worcester's Transnational Studies Group, which was primarily made up of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The talk was in part designed to assist in their special subject research about slavery, the slave trade and abolitionism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://uwstaffnews.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/history-guest-lecture-seriestransnational-studies-resea...
 
Description History Today podcast 
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 I was interviewed for the History Today podcast as an accompaniment to the article I wrote for their September 2015 edition. The interview focused on the profits made from slavery using a case study of the Hibbert family.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.historytoday.com/podcast/podcast-profits-slavery
 
Description Hosted a one-day Workshop for Anti-Slavery International to start to develop model legislation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Hosted a Workshop which set out the framework for developing Model Legislation for Anti-Slavery International as a means of dissemination the Bellagio-Harvard Guidelines. The Model Legislation will be completed by the end of 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hosting an Antislavery Film and Discussion Evening 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The viewing of films produced by anti trafficking charity Unchosen was hosted and facilitated by the Antislavery Usable Past research team. The films sparked questions and stimulated discussion between the audience and a panel made up of antislavery practitioners and academic experts (including two members of the research team). The event also brought together a mixed audience of academics, practitioners, NGOs, community groups and the general public. The estimated total audience was between 58 and 65. Of these, 28 completed an evaluation form, which were subsequently analysed by Unchosen. Of the 28, 70% reported that their understanding of modern day slavery had increased by 'a lot'; 100% reported that they will now tell others about modern day slavery and 96% said that they would look out for forms of slavery in their area.

Feedback forms reported change in views amongst the section of the audience that were not previously aware of the issues of modern day slavery (TO BE COMPLETED - ADD STATS).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Human Rights Conference Presentation, University of Chicago Law School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past and resulted in a reported change of views within the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Human Rights Speech to University of Notre Dame Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This speech made via Skype to university undergraduates drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Human Trafficking Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered the keynote titled "Art for Freedom: Antislavery Visual Culture" at the opening of an exhibition of antislavery artwork held by the Human Trafficking Foundation and the Red Light Campaign.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Imagining the Creole - School Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I was invited to give a lecture at Latymer School in Edmonton, London. The A-Level students are studying The Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre therefore their teacher invited me to give a contextual lecture on the historic depiction of 'the Creole'. The lecture was followed by an excellent student-led discussion. The students reported favourably on the session and a parent contacted me to say their child had been inspired by the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Institute for Government and Midlands3Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a workshop for the Institute for Government and Midlands3Cities DTP on "Policy-Making in the Arts and Humanities."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Media Interviews 
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 A series of international media interviews in January and February 2016 promoted the idea of an antislavery usable past. Interviews took place with the following: New Orleans morning TV and current affairs radio (22 Jan); Toronto Star newspaper (27 Jan), Global Perspectives TV program (2 Feb, University of Florida, Orlando); Canadian Broadcasting IDEAS program, Minneapolis (4 Feb).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview for BBC Radio Announcing Grant Award 
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 Radio interview announcing the award of the AHRC grant, introducing the project and explaining the concept of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interview for CBC radio 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A CBC radio interview reached 400,000 listeners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/blood-and-earth-kevin-bales-1.3442119
 
Description Interview for German TV 
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 Interview with German TV promoted the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview with Grid online magazine 
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 In-depth interview of 1450 words focussing on my work on the relationship between modern slavery and environmental destruction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gridphilly.com/grid-magazine/2016/3/28/our-generation-could-stop-the-horror-of-slavery
 
Description Keynote Address to Guernsey South and Islands Area Quakers Meeting 
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 keynote focused upon the theme of the antislavery usable past as the key message of the address, leading to a reported change of views within the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote Address to UNICEF NextGen Event, Chicago 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote address drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past and resulted in a reported change of view within the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote address at 2015 Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote paper entitled 'The Prevalence of Human trafficking World-Wide' was delivered at the conference and included the idea of an antislavery usable past as one of the key messages of the address.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://humantrafficking.unl.edu/program.aspx?id=2015_09_22.htm
 
Description Keynote address, Collegium on African American Research, Liverpool Hope University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Talked stimulated discussion that went on outside session.


Talk aroused further interest and email correspondence re: Anti-Slavery Usable Past project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Launch of Historians Against Slavery UK 
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 In April 2016 we launched a UK branch of the international organisation Historians Against Slavery (HAS). We invited 30 historians based in the UK, as well as the US directors of HAS, two of our key partners - the director of the International Slavery Museum and the director of Antislavery International - to come to this inaugural workshop. We had sessions on the contributions of historians to the work of the heritage sector and to the work of antislavery NGOs, as well as a session on digital projects we might do together. We followed up with a request to members for profiles (for a new HAS-UK database), contributions to our major HAS conference, and network ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.historiansagainstslavery.org/main/2016/05/has-uk-off-to-a-terrific-start/
 
Description Lawyers Guild Hour Radio Show (USA 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Radio programme for lawyers, interviewed about recent work on UK legislation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Leading Weekend Workshop on Slavery and Supply Chains 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This extended workshop focused upon the idea of an antislavery usable past as a means of raising awareness of the issue of slavery in supply chains, leading to a reported change of views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Legacies of Slave Ownership Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at the Legacies of Slave Ownership Project public forum titled "The Antislavery Usable Past."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lehigh University Public Lecture Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk as part of the Lehigh University Public Lecture Series called "Picturing Frederick Douglass."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Liaison in the preservation of Cityarts Workshop/CITYarts Inc. archives to the New-York Historical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Successfully assisted in the protection and preservation of Cityarts Workshop/CITYarts Inc. archives to the New-York Historical Society. These archives contain information on the inception of anti-slavery murals. Met with current director of CITYarts Inc., Tsipi Ben-Haim, to assess the archive collection (from 1968-present) and offer advice on their value, whilst also highlighting the specific materials/files researchers are interested in. Co-authored a letter of support to the New-York Historical Society outlining the importance of archiving the materials in their institution, and as such, the archive collection is currently being process for permanent housing in the Patricia D. Klingsenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Long interview on Rights Track Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview/host reported changed views, and strong feedback from audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rightstrack.org/episode/4
 
Description Manchester and Slavery Workshop 
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 50 members of the public gathered at Manchester Central Library to discuss the local history of slavery and abolition. There were presentations by academics, artists and local historians, followed by discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Media Coverage of Postgraduate Workshop and Film Event 
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 A press release issued to regional media in October 2015 resulted in local and regional coverage for project activity delivered in Hull. The coverage focused (with varying emphasis) upon issues of modern slavery, the antislavery usable past project, our inaugural Postgraduate Research Network workshop and our Unchosen public film event. The project was covered by: Hull Daily Mail (print and web), Yorkshire Post (print and web), BBC Look North, BBC Radio Humberside, KC FM. A feature article was also included in the Winter/Spring 2016 edition of the University of Hull alumni magazine - Venn, which has an international reach (23,358 copies distributed in 178 countries).

Raised general awareness and helped to attract an audience for the public film event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://issuu.com/hull/docs/venn_winter-spring_2016
 
Description Media Interviews on Theme of Antislavery Usable Past 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A series of international media interviews took place in November 2014 promoting the idea of the antislavery usable past. Interviews were held with: NPR, NewsMax TV, Peru national newspaper and Boston Globe (x2). The coverage raised general awareness of the usable past concept and led to requests for future activity/involvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Media Interviews with Telegraph and CNN TV 
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 Media interviews with the Telegraph newspaper and CNN TV (x2) in March 2015 promoted the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with legislative drafting team, Bailiwick of Guernsey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Bailiwick of Guernsey is re-writing its laws on sexual offences, with an eye to passing laws equivalent to the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, this session with legislative drafters explored a series of topics relevant to contemporary slavery - consent, appropriate penalties, role of supply chain inspection, links to money laundering, intersection with migration, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Moderator at Historians Against Slavery Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio 
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 Three members of the team participated in the 2015 Historians Against Slavery conference in Cincinnati. The participation precedes the setting up of a UK branch of this predominantly US organisation as part of the the antislavery usable past project. The UK branch will be developed from 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPR interview 
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 interview on NPR reached a listenership of 4.6 million people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/01/20/463600820/todays-slaves-often-work-for-enterpris...
 
Description Networking vfisit to Freetown, Sierra Leone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone, 24-29 January 2016, organised by Hull City Council and the University of Hull. Visit included meetings and discussions with heritage organisations, academics at the University of Sierra Leone, government ministers, DFID, schoolteachers and representatives of the British Council. Discussions with University and Minister for Heritage and Education prompted lengthy (and continuing) discussions about heritage, the anti-slavery usable past and combatting contemporary slavery that subsequently led to a expression of interest involving the universities of Hull, Liverpool and Nottingham to the AHRC's GCRF programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description New York, United Nations, Book Launch and Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk and launch event for Kevin Bales' book 'Blood and Fire: Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World'. The book and the launch make reference to and promoted the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Newspaper article featuring research outputs 
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 In a Nottingham Post article titled "Three arrests over immigration offences as police crack down on slavery" I was interviewed and provided three paragraphs of background and framing information to the local crime.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL http://www.nottinghampost.com/three-arrests-over-immigration-offences-as-part-of-police-anti-slavery...
 
Description October Dialogues: Black Lives Matter 
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 This conference was convened to respond to the development of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. It brought together academics, activists and the general public to discuss ways for moving forward on a range of social justice issues. As a result the first Black Lives Matter in the UK was formed in Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.octoberdialogues.org/
 
Description Old South Meeting House 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at the Old South Meeting House, Boston, titled "Picturing Frederick Douglass."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description One-day course on Slavery and Human Exploitation at The Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented a one-day course on "Slavery and Human Exploitation: History and Current Challenges" at the Advanced Course on International Criminal Law on Migration and Human Trafficking of The Hague Academy of International Law at the Peace Palace in The Hague in June 2016.

The Hague Academy is the most prestigious international law centre of learning and attracts policy makers and others to its courses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.hagueacademy.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Flyer-Advanced-Course-on-International-Crimin...
 
Description Open Campus (University of Hull) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture on 'Wilberforce and the anti-slavery usable past', 26 November 2016. Approximately 80 people present. Events provoked lengthy discussion and debate and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Organisation of Archives into the Future Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Archives into the Future conference series is a collaboration between the British Library and major projects funded by the AHRC Care for the Future theme. The 2016 conference was led by the Antislavery Usable past team. It examined the value of archives in the Third Sector and how heritage resources can be utilised in modern day campaigning. Team members organised the event, presented papers and facilitated breakout groups. The event provoked lively discussion and enabled those attending to make valuable contacts. Feedback forms (completed by approx. 30% of an audience of 63) indicated that the conference had stimulated thought and inspired future activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archives-into-the-future-tickets-19676494926
 
Description PGR Network Event (Brno) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact PGR Network event, Brno. 21-23 November 2016. Workshop stimulated widespread debate and discussion. There were also opportunities for mentoring PGR students and providing expert commentaries of their own contributions and wider issues related to slavery and abolition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Panel Presentation: Ida B. Wells 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the heritage plaque unveiling to Ida B. Wells, I gave a short speech on Wells' legacy in the British Isles, including Birmingham, where the plaque was erected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Panel discussion at Climate Change and International Conflict and Coercion workshop (University of Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact I spoke on an interdisciplinary panel discussing methods used by nations to 'persuade' others into taking moral action against climate change, organised by an AHRC-funded project on climate change, ethics and responsibility at the University of Leeds. As a lesson from the history of anti-slavery efforts, I discussed the moral imperatives behind the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, and the subsequent British diplomatic and coercive efforts against the slave trades of other nations. Several participants noted that they hadn't realised that British coercion based on moral arguments on the international stage had such historical precedents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125225/climate_change_ethics_and_responsibility/2436/about
 
Description Paper at Digital Humanities Early Careers Forum at Sheffield University (DHECF) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event was a one-day conference organised by the Digital Humanities Early Career Forum, designed to showcase current research in the digital humanities and create a network of early career researchers in the field. I spoke about the creation of the Antislavery Usable Past's 'Remembering Slavery, 1807-2007' digital archive collection. The talk provoked discussions between the postgraduate students and heritage professionals present about the relationships between commemorations and public histories, and provided ideas and advice regarding the project's presentation of digital resources to audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dhecf.group.shef.ac.uk/programme/
 
Description Paper at Myth and Popular Memory Conference (University of Essex) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I spoke about the lessons and legacies of the UK's commemorations in 2007 of the bicentenary of the 1807 Abolition Act, research which is developing alongside the Antislavery Usable Past's 'Remembering Slavery, 1807-2007' digital archive collection (which will collate information and resources from the many commemorative efforts of that year). The talk assessed how representations of slavery and abolition were revised and contested during the bicentenary year, and provoked discussions between the postgraduate students and heritage professionals present about the relationships between commemorations, public histories and social memory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://mythandpopularmemoryconference.wordpress.com/
 
Description Paper: British Academy Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "The Long Arc of Forced Labour: Defining Exploitation" British Academy Symposium on Challenges in Researching the Shadow Economy, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute in October 8-9, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paper: Peking University Law School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "International Law and Human Exploitation: Slavery in the 21st Century", Peking University Law School, Beijing, China, 20 April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paper: Reparations and Beyond Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "The Legal Case for Reparation for the Atlantic Slavery Trade: Invoking Diplomatic Protection and the Right to a Remedy", Reparations and Beyond Conference, University of Edinburgh, 6 November 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participant, Litigating for Social Change Conference 
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 Various funding bodies and academics came together to consider the manner in which strategic litigation can transform lives and enable people and communities to realise their rights.

This Conference allowed me to meet with funders and to consider the way in which the Bellgio-Harvard Guidelines might be used in strategic litigation as a means of bringing legal claims as an antislavery tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.atlanticphilanthropies.org/news/litigating-for-social-change-conference
 
Description Participation in Archives into the Future Conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Archives into the Future conference series is a collaboration between the British Library and major projects funded by the AHRC Care for the Future theme. This 2015 workshop was led by colleagues at the Performing the Jewish Archive project and examined a range of issues facing archives today. It was supported by the Antislavery Usable Past team, who attended the event and contributed a paper entitled 'Gaps in the Archive'. The event led to the 2016 Archives into the Future conference, that was led by the Antislavery Usable Past team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in public event - 'Unspeakable things unspoken: Transatlantic slavery - a public conversation' 
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 Participation in 'Unspeakable things unspoken: Transatlantic slavery - a public conversation' held at the Nottingham Contemporary and organised as part of the 'Re-presenting slavery: making a public usable past' network grant. Rich dialogues across sectors engage with issues relating to slavery and involved actors from a wide variety of backgrounds in the discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in public event - Slavery and Public History Workshop - International Slavery Museum 
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 Participation in the Slavery in Public History Workshop as part of the 'Re-presenting slavery: making a public usable past' network sparking broad discussions on issues of representation and commemoration of slavery. Discussion across multiple sectors helped enrich interaction and cooperation between different actors and to build relationships across different fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Peterhouse College Politics Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at Peterhouse College Politics Society, University of Cambridge, on "Contemporary Slavery."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Postgraduate Research Network Inaugural Workshop 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This inaugural workshop was held in Hull and organised by the Antislavery Usable Past team. It established a new interdisciplinary network of researchers studying historical and contemporary slavery. The event generated two days of discussion and information exchange focused around the theme of 'antislavery lessons and legacies'.

In the closing session, plans were made to establish an online network to continue the sharing of information and ideas.
It was agreed that the second annual workshop (planned for 2016) would be opened up to practitioners and NGOs, with the aim of encouraging the two-way flow of knowledge between academics and practitioners and enabling research outcomes to become 'usable'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.usablepast.ac.uk/usablepast/events/postgraduate-research-network-workshop-2015.aspx
 
Description Presentation - Hman Rights Centre Postgraduate Research Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation titled 'Repair, Redress or 'Justice'? An Exploration of the Boundaries of Judicial Remedies for Grave Injustices in International Law' presented as part of the QUB Human Rights Centre Postgraduate Research Series at Queen's University Belfast. The presentation sparked in depth discussion on the legal issues in question and furthered understandings of the ideas presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation - School of Law Research Presentation Series, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation titled 'Enslavement, Emancipation, Reparation: International Law in Transition' as part of the School of Law Research Series at the University of Nottingham. The presentation introduced academics and postgraduate students to new ideas concerning historical slavery and reparations, and sparked heated and in depth debate on the legal issues at hand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation Home Office Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual Home Office conference on International Policing - informed professionals of latest work on modern slavery; met privately with Home Secretary (May) to brief her.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Annual Trafficking Conference, Denver 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to IdeaCity Conference, Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This presentation in June 2015 drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past. The online permanent provision of the talk reached an extended international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to International Book Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote talk/presentation to Gorzia (Italy) International Book Festival - participation included three TV interviews; two radio interviews; 2 newspaper interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to NGO Leaders, Los Angeles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Conference Keynote Address University of Oklahoma 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This keynote address drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past, leading to a reported change of views within the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public Engagement; Connected Communities Festival (Somerset House, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A small exhibition was put together on the theme of murals and their role in putting forward Utopian ideas. These were researched, written and printed. The display was then put on at Somerset House over a weekend. Whilst there mass public engagement was undertaken with the general public, and an activity to create a mural of utopian ideas was run. There was over 1000 visitors over the whole weekend and lots of interesting discussions and questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2k8U_fYJGw
 
Description Public Lecture- 'Legacies on Display: Antislavery in Museums' (WISE, Hull) 
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 ten minute summary of the PhD research project was delivered to a general public audience, as well as peers, as part of the wider public lecture programme at the institute. Around thirty people attended, and there were questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Seminar; 'The Many Faces of the Modern Museum through Interpretation of Antislavery,' Centre for the Study of International Slavery, University of Liverpool. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Twenty-five people listened to the presentation on the role of museums today, reflected through their work on antislavery both as a historic and a contemporary issue. There were lots of interesting questions and discussions from that.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Talk Ryerson University, Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Talk Unlockiing the Science of Slavery, Hull 
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 presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past, leading to a reported change of views within the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public Talk at College of William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg VA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Talk at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Talk at Loyola University, New Orleans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on 22 Jan 2016 drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Talk at Notre Dame University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Talk at Pennington School, NJ, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This public talk drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Talk at Pozen Centre for Human Rights, University of Chicago 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Talk at University of Minnesota 
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 presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Talk at University of Richmond 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past, stimulating future activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public Talk at University of Richmond VA 
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 presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Talk to Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Talk to Wimbledon Quaker Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The antislavery usable past was presented as a key message within this address.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public Talk, 'Museums and the Fight Against Contemporary Slavery,' Hull Heritage Open Days (WISE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 people attended this public talk, part of the city-wide Heritage Open Day programme, which outlined the research project. There were lots of interesting questions and discussions following it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Talk, 'The Longest Fight; Antislavery Past and Present,' The Tolbooth Museum (Aberdeen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 40 people attended a lunchtime talk about antislavery history and the relevance this has to antislavery campaigns today, as part of the museum's wider programme of public engagement. This led to lots of interesting questions and discussions with many people remarking they had learned new things.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public talk for faith groups in Texas. 
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 meeting of faith based organisations concerned with human trafficking and slavery in Woodlands Texas, asked to be keynote speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Race and Gender: The Creole in Historical Perspective - School Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I delivered a lecture to students at Latymer Grammar School in Edmonton, London. The students were studying Jean Rhys's text The Wide Sargasso Sea - the lecture offered contextual information on the changing ways in which the figure of the Creole woman had been imagined over time. The students were fully engaged and asked a range of thoughtful and perceptive questions during the debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radical Histories / Histories of Radicalism, Conference and Public History Festival, Queen Mary's University London and the Raphael Samuel History Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This international event commemorated twenty years since the death of the leftwing social historian Raphael Samuel and forty years since the founding of History Workshop Journal. The event explored radical approaches to the past and histories of radical ideas and action through lectures, panels, performances, screenings, workshops and exhibitions. The event was hosted by Queen Mary University of London and organised by the Raphael Samuel History Centre. It engaged a diverse audience, and brought together practitioners of many varieties of historical research, curatorship, writing and performance, from both inside and outside the academy. Other venues and partners for the event include Bishopsgate Institute, the London Metropolitan Archives and Tower Hamlets Local Studies Library. My paper explored the public history project 'Local roots / global routes: the legacies of slavery in Hackney'. The audience engaged in a lively discussion afterwards we were invited to repeat the paper at the Public History Seminar at UCL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/radical-historieshistories-of-radicalism-a-major-conference-public...
 
Description Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An hour long interview programme, 'Voices and Views' - I was the only guest, so an in depth exploration of my work - on KCMJ radio in Colorado.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radio Interviews with BBC and NPR (USA) 
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 Radio interviews with BBC and NPR (USA - on theme of rights and justice) promoted the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Radio interview on launch of Global Slavery Index 
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 One of a series of radio interviews on the launch of the Global Slavery INdex
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Radio interview, South African radio, on launch of GLobal Slavery Index 
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 Talk radio, South Africa, engaged in dialogue with a number of government officials as well as public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Re-presenting slavery: making a public useable past website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The website contains information on new scholars, heritage practitioners, and community historians working on the subject of slavery. It provides details of current and past projects that link academic and public history together. We have complied resources that we hope will be useful to people interested in doing their own research whether that is for family, local or schools history projects. The blog presents new research being generated by the network members that engage with issues of history, memory and representation across a broad field of social, cultural, economic, legal and political history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.slaveryandpublichistoryuk.com/
 
Description Repairing the Past, Imagining the Future: Reparations and Beyond Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a paper on the notion of reparative histories within education. The conference was designed to explore notions of reparartive action. The talk was followed by an intense discussion on the continued inequalities faced by people of African-descent in the education system, including within higher education. Myself and my co-presenter were asked after if there were plans to extend the education work we had done in London to other areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://conferences.hss.ed.ac.uk/reparations/
 
Description Roundtable discussion (arts and social activism) 
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 The roundtable discussion stimulated lots of questions and discussion.

Email follow-up from those present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Roundtable discussion on 'Global Abolitionisms', Social Science History Association, Baltimore, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Talk stimulated lengthy discussion, which went on outside the session.

One notable impact of this discussion has been the creation of a 'Global Abolitionists' network and website (http://www.hum.leiden.edu/history/global-abolitionisms-network/) linking together scholars in the UK, USA, Brazil and the Netherlands. There are also plans to publish the papers delivered at the roundtable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description S. Korea radio interview on launch of Global Slavery Index - 5 June 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 National radio S. Korea, on launch of Global Slavery Index - this was the first year that North Korea was included in the Index, so much of the interview concerned the situation of state slavery in North Korea.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Shadow Economy Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a paper as part of the Shadow Economy Symposium at the University of Sheffield, titled "The Antislavery Usable Past."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Legatum Institute hosted an event called Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now that brought together Frank Field, MP, chair of the Modern Slavery Bill Evidence Review; Nick Grono, CEO of the Freedom Fund; and project investigator John Oldfield. The event examined how the experiences of 19th century abolitionists can help us to tackle human trafficking and forced labour today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Slavery walking tour training session with the London Blue Badge Guides 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Training session for the London Blue Badge Tour Guides who were interested in developing walking tours based on London's local history of slavery, abolition and the historic African presence. The tour guides were very receptive to the session and asked lots of questions. They intended to develop walking tours based on this material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Speech to Pioneer Fund Luncheon, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past and led to a reported change in view within the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description State-wide, Week-long Honours Class on Modern Slavery, University of Oklahoma 
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 This week long course examined slavery since emancipation and put the concept of the antislavery usable past at the centre of teaching/ learning about modern day slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Symposium on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children Born of War 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact with Eithne Dowds (PhD candidate under my supervision), "The Law and Children Born of War: Rape, Slavery and Consent across Enemy Lines", Symposium on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children Born of War, Hannover, Germany, 4 June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at St Thomas University, St Paul Minnesota 
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 presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at UNICEF NextGen Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentations made at UNICEF NextGen events on 19th and 26th Jan 2016 made reference to the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk on Ida B. Wells: School Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On the day of the heritage plaque unveiling to Ida B. Wells, I gave a 30minute assembly to Oasis Woodview Academy, on Wells and her legacy. The school produced artwork and poetry, which was then displayed at the plaque venue (next door to the school).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk to Conference on Effective Intervention, C&A Foundation, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past, leading to a reported change of views within the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to High School Students, Orlando 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation drew upon the idea of the antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talks at University of Central Florida, Orlando 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Two presentations were delivered on 2nd February 2016 at the University of Central Florida - one to Honors College students, one to Global Studies students. Both drew upon the idea of an antislavery usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Abolitionist Camera 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paper at the British Association for American Studies conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Antislavery Usable Past 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The American Studies Annual Lecture at the University of Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The British Business of Slavery Series at Conway Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to give a lecture at Conway Hall on 'George Hibbert and the defence of British slavery'. The event was attended by interested members of the public and a lively debate followed the talk. This led to an invitation to train London Blue Badge tour guides on how to incorporate the history of slavery into their walking tours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://conwayhall.org.uk/event/george-hibbert-m-p/
 
Description The Crossing Screening - Evening Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the successful school event during the day, I organised another screening of The Crossing to the general public. We had a discussion about slavery and the film with the film's sound technician, Professor Rob Toulson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Crossing Screening for Local Secondary 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 In January 2019, I organised a screening of The Crossing, an antislavery film directed by Shreepali Patel. The screening was for 50 Year 10-11 students at a local secondary school, NUAST. After the screening, we had a 40 minute discussion of contemporary slavery, the film and its impact on the students. I had excellent feedback from both the students and the teachers: the latter remarked how the students were discussing the film days after the event, and were amazed that modern slavery still existed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Impact of Migration Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to be the keynote speaker for the Impact of Migration conference for the University of the Third Age. There were around 200 attendees. The lecture 'Slavery and the making of modern Britain' sparked a 45 minute debate with lively audience discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Midlands and Slavery Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alongside Prof. Zoe Trodd and PhD student Michael Gill, I gave a paper on the visual representation of self-emancipation within Black British art. The panel and the audience discussed the material afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/media-new/pdfs/lbs_nottingham2015.pdf
 
Description Thomson Reuters Reporting Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Kevin Bales talked about modern slavery to journalists taking a week-long course in London that is connected to the annual Trust Women Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://news.trust.org/spotlight/reporting-trafficking-and-slavery/?tab=agenda
 
Description University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a public talk at the University of Kent for its American Studies series called "The Antislavery Usable Past."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk for the University of Leeds American Research Series titled "Representing Douglass: Images and Legacies."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop: AHRC/Labex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "The Neo-Antislavery Movement: Between the Past and the Future", AHRC/Labex -- Pasts in the Present Joint Workshop, Royaumont Foundation, Val d'Oise, France, 17 January 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop: Global Slavery and the Exhibitionary Impulse, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "How to Distinguish Slaver from other Forms of Exploitation" Workshop: Global Slavery and the Exhibitionary Impulse, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 11 June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Yale University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered a talk at Yale University's Department of History titled "Frederick Douglass in Photographs."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Yole!Africa: Catalogue Transcend 
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 As part of a partnership working with local communities in Goma, Yole!Africa produced a catalogue showcasing their artistic outputs resulting from collaboration with ASUP. The magazine is called 'Catalogue Transcend', and includes some images from the Alice Seeley Harris Archive alongside modern interpretations of these photographs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Yole!Africa: Film 
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 Resulting from collaboration with ASUP and Dr. Katie Donington, Yole!Africa (a community arts organisation based in the Congo) worked with the Alice Seeley Harris Archive to reactivate historical memory and create an artistic film showcasing the impact the project had on the local community. The film tells the story of the project, and some of the photographs from the Archive: some were exhibited in the public marketplace in Goma, and others were displayed in a museum exhibition to teach citizens about the history of slavery and abolitionist activity in that area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Yole!Africa: Student Photography Project 
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 As part of a partnership working with local communities in Goma and collaboration with ASUP, Yole!Africa worked with students to produce a series of photographs inspired by some of the images from the Alice Seeley Harris archive. Some of these historic images were used to reactivate historical memory and recover the lost history of slavery and abolitionist activity in the Congo. Some of these photos were included in another output for this project, Catalogue Transcend (listed separately on Researchfish).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description York Centre for the Americas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zoe Trodd delivered the Annual Public Lecture at York Centre for the Americas, titled "Antislavery Visual Culture."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015