The Antislavery Usable Past

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Politics & International Relation

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.

Organisations

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Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
AH/M004430/1 01/09/2014 31/08/2016 £1,505,382
AH/M004430/2 Transfer AH/M004430/1 01/09/2016 30/11/2019 £878,958
 
Title Co-director of Connected Communities AHRC project, Nottingham 
Description Assisted in the creation of Nottingham's first Black History Mural in Forest Fields/Hyson Green (depicts George Africanus.) 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Positive reception from Hyson Green community with discussions over new mural for the area. 
 
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. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Exhibition was extended from ending in July 2017 until December 2017 because of popularity 
 
Title Curator of AHRC-Funded Connected Communities Project at the Utopia Fair Exhibition, Somerset House, London 
Description Connected to the AHRC-funded Connected Communities Grant, curated a pop-up exhibition for Somerset House's Utopia Fair in London. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This pop-up exhibition was later displayed at the Nottingham Contemporary for The October Dialogues Conference, as well as the National Justice Museum, Nottingham for the Journey to Justice exhibition. 
 
Title Making Freedom video for MOOC nominated for the Learning on Screen Awards 2017 (Director Simon Barnett/Producer: Arthur Torrington both of University of Nottingham) 
Description Making Freedom is a video lecture from the MOOC course, Ending Slavery and was nominated in the Courseware & Curriculum In-House Award category for a video lecture from the MOOC course, Ending Slavery: ... 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The film has reached over 9000 people internationally through the MOOC course Ending Slavery that ran on Future Learn in October 2016 and May 2017. 
 
Title Picturing Frederick Douglass 
Description An exhibition of 100 original photographs at Boston African American Museum drawn from my book Picturing Frederick Douglass (2015) 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact - Impact update to follow when the exhibition ends in 2017 
 
Description The Antislavery Usable Past project explores how past antislavery activism might inform the present - full findings to follow next year.
Exploitation Route For completion next year
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description To date, Antislavery Usable Past researchers have received several prestigious awards, including the Queen's Anniversary Prize and a CMG in the Queen's New Year Honours for the PI. Media coverage of the project has included the Telegraph newspaper, BBC Radio, CNN, Al Jazeera, and North Korea Radio. The project has also generated numerous exhibitions and workshops worldwide, including a major exhibition at the Museum of African American History in Boston, and has launched the UK branch of the international organisation Historians Against Slavery. The project has impacted international law, through submissions to international courts, and a submission to the Joint Committee on the UK Draft Modern Slavery Bill that led to the project's involvement in consultations over the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. The project also has influenced government policy across the world, with the application of one of its techniques by the UK Home Office, the governments of the Netherlands and Spain, and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. Professor Bales has given evidence to a US Government review, a Cambodian Government review, and an Australian Government review, as the project's outputs were cited in a 2016 United Nations Report. The project has also impacted societal attitudes towards antislavery campaigning, including via its engagement of more than 10,000 learners from 150 countries in the first massive open online course (MOOC) about contemporary slavery. Now preparing for its third run, the course educates participants on the lessons of past abolitionism and asks them to help design a new blueprint for ending slavery by 2030. The course is free, open to anybody, and has been integrated into the professional development requirements of several NGOs and embedded in at least 5 undergraduate courses in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. It was shortlisted for the Learning on Screen Awards 2017. Building on the success of the course, the team has launched the world's first distance MA on contemporary slavery, aimed at training antislavery workers around the world, which includes a dedicated module on the Usable Past. On a European level: Professor 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. Her involvement has influenced and the NGO's practice with an ensuing impact of changed public attitudes the issue of modern slavery.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Citation in the Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/HRC/36/43
 
Description Consultation with BBC radio documentary
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Zoe Trodd consulted with Snappin' Turtle Productions during their production of a BBC radio documentary about modern slavery, providing case studies of past antislavery figures for use during a segment that set historical and modern voices side by side. The one-hour documentary appeared on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, titled The UK's Hidden Slaves in October 2016 and was rebroadcast in 2017.
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081mn77
 
Description Global Slavery Index quoted by Australian government in calling for their own Modern Slavery Bill
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Invited Participant, Roundtable, Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirements, Australian Attorney-General's Department, Melbourne, 10 October 2017.
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Joint Submission to the Attorney-General's Department, Australian Government, in regard to its Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirements - Public Consultation, (with Crane A, Horrigan B, and Rühmkorf A), October 2017.
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Joint Submission to the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of Australia
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Amendments were made to new bill before parliament, and bill passed.
URL https://theconversation.com/at-last-australia-has-a-modern-slavery-act-heres-what-youll-need-to-know...
 
Description Joint Submission to the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of Australia, in regard to its Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, (with Jean Allain, Heli Askola, Andrew Crane, and Marie Segrave), April 2017.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Joint Submission to the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of Australia, in regard to its Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, (with Jean Allain, Heli Askola, Andrew Crane, and Marie Segrave), April 2017. Covered widely in press and media, both within Australia and in the UK. Several keys points carried into the new legislation. Use of new measurement techniques, such as MSE, highlighted.
 
Description Joint Submission to the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of Australia, in regard to its Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. (with Askola H; Bales K; Crane A; Segrave M) April 2017.
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Joint Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in regard to the Questionnaire on Access to Justice and Remedy, (with Schwarz, K) March 2017. As a result: cited on two occasions in the Report of the Special Rapporteur, UN Doc. A/HR/36/43, 2017.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Oral evidence before the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of Australia, in regard to its Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, Melbourne, August 2017
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Publication of new methodology leads to request from foreign government department - "Dear Drs. Silverman and Bales, I'm a researcher at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As described by Dr. Picarelli, HSSAI is now conducting a pilot study on the potential use of the multiple systems estimation (MSE) technique to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States using federal data sets."
Geographic Reach North America 
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 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 AHRC Network Grant, Geographies of Activism: Usable Pasts and International Futures
Amount £41,467 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P007066/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Cascade Grant: New Nottingham
Amount £6,179 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2018
 
Description ESRC/AHRC TransNational Organised Crime Call. Project title: Modern Slavery: Meaning and Measurement
Amount £99,935 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 05/2018
 
Description Grants for the Arts
Amount £14,961 (GBP)
Funding ID GFTA-00079254 
Organisation Arts Council England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 10/2018
 
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
 
Description The Antislavery Knowledge Network, GCRF Network Plus Award
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R005427/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Title Massive Open Online Course 
Description In October 2016 we ran the world's first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) about modern slavery. It was free and open to all, ran across four weeks, and involved a minimum of 5 hours learning activity a week. The description was: Why join the course? There are more slaves alive today than at any point in history. Around the world, nearly 46 million people are forced to work against their will for no pay. Responding to this challenge over the past 20 years, a new antislavery movement has shown us that a world without slavery is possible. Now is your chance to learn about this major human rights issue with the world's first massive open online course about contemporary slavery. Understand contemporary slavery You'll learn from experts at the cutting edge of human rights research, and you'll investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today. You will consider: Different forms of slavery Ground-breaking research about slavery's measurement and definition Strategies for ending slavery at the local, national and international levels The roles of governments, businesses, technology, legislation and enslaved people themselves in ending slavery Explore the historical context of slavery The new UN Sustainable Development Goals now call for an end to global slavery by 2030, but how can we achieve this? To end slavery in the future, first we must look to the past. On the course we will look at the historical context of slavery and antislavery. What antislavery techniques have worked to date? Do past antislavery movements offer any lessons? Is historical antislavery a usable past for today's efforts? Learn from experts in the field This course is supported by the AHRC Care for the Future research grant "The Antislavery Usable Past" and features research and teaching from experts in human rights and in past and present antislavery. It is taught by Professor Kevin Bales, the world's leading expert on contemporary slavery and one of the leaders of the antislavery movement, along with Professor Zoe Trodd, a leading expert on antislavery, and Dr. Katie Donington, a slavery historian. You will have access to the most cutting-edge research available in this area and be part of brainstorming a new guide for ending slavery that covers every level, from the individual to the United Nations. On this course you have the chance to not only learn about slavery and antislavery, but also debate and shape solutions for the next phase of the contemporary antislavery movement. This course is an essential experience for anyone who wants to be part of a great human rights battle of our time. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We reached 8000 learners, from at least 150 different countries (from all continents except Antarctica). Several NGOs (including one in Cambodia) asked their staff members to take the MOOC for staff development, and it was embedded in at least five undergraduate courses in the UK, US and Australia. In the last step of the MOOC, the learners came up with their own pledges for what they would do next in their lives towards ending slavery locally, nationally and internationally. As it was so popular, we run it again in May 2017 (rather than waiting another year). The MOOC has been shortlisted for the Learning on Screen Awards 2017. 
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/slavery
 
Title Antislavery Murals Collection for the Antislavery Usable Past digital archive 
Description This is first major collection of murals focused on slavery and antislavery. It currently brings together murals from the United States that depict historical slavery and antislavery, and will expand to include murals about both historical and contemporary antislavery, and from countries around the world. In this collection, we see the abolitionists emerge from community walls as ancestors for 20th-century social justice leaders and as a usable past for contemporary activism. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Launched December 2017 amid media interest. BBC interview for radio and this has been used by a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and for a lecture for University of Nottingham students. It has been shared with a mural organisation in Washington D.C. to use in their future work. 
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk/solr-search?facet=collection:%22Murals%22
 
Title Archive of contemporary slave narratives 
Description Now as in the 19th century, the slave narrative is at the centre of abolitionism. More effectively than any other abolitionist writing in the 19th century, slave narratives detailed the brutality of slave life and highlighted the heroism of people who made their escape from bondage. Today, formerly enslaved people make themselves subjects of a story instead of objects for sale, and use narrative as a tool for ending slavery. This archive collects hundreds of contemporary slave narratives and makes them available to the public. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use of the narratives by multiple NGOs to guide their campaigns and policy. 
 
Title Contemporary Narratives Collection for Antislavery Usable Past digital archive 
Description This archive gather together a major collection of testimonies by survivors of contemporary slavery. Inspired by the tradition of powerful nineteenth-century slave narratives, this collection puts survivors' voices and stories at the heart of antislavery activism in the belief that their opinions should be key to the formulation of antislavery strategies in the present day. The collection launched in 2016 with 50 narratives and continues to grow with a target of 500 in total. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The narrative collection is being used by NGO's and other organisations to give a voice to survivors of antislavery. They will be used to inform educational resources generated by the Antislavery Usable Past. 
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk/solr-search?facet=collection%3A%22Contemporary%20Narratives%22
 
Title Global Slavery Index Government Response Ranking 
Description Delivery of the 2019 government response ranking using new indicators designed by survivors - from Nov 2018 to March 2019, for launch at the UN in July 2019 by the Walk Free Foundation 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Global ability to understand government responses to modern slavery, with resulting actions on new legislation and policy 
 
Title Legacies on Display: Slavery in Museums 
Description This is first global, online collections of museums that permanently engage with subjects of slavery and antislavery in their interpretation. It currently brings together museums from twenty five countries around the world, including the UK, USA, Nigeria, Brazil and Australia. In this collection, we see the patterns of representation of these histories, designed by museums for a global audience. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The collection was launched in December 2018 with a workshop attended by academics, professional practitioners and postgraduate students, on the theme of digital humanities, at the Wilberforce Institute in Hull. This was followed by a demonstration of the collection to members of the public. Since its launch the collection has prompted enquiries from three institutions across the UK wanting to make use of its potential to network between organisations. 
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk/solr-search?q=legacies%20on%20display&facet=collection%3A%22Legacies+on...
 
Title Remembering 1807 
Description Remembering 1807 is a digital archive of commemorative activity from across the UK associated with the bicentenary of the Slave Trade Abolition Act (2007). The archive documents materials and information from large national projects and regional initiatives to local history projects and community-led events. Records and resources produced by the projects help us to understand the place of slavery, the slave trade and its abolition in the UK's public history and commemorative traditions. This is the only digital archive of its kind and provides an invaluable resource for scholars, students, archivists and members of the general public. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact There were two public launches associated with the development of this database and local press coverage. 
URL http://antislavery.ac.uk/remembering1807
 
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 Collaboration with Florida Abolitionist (Anti-Trafficking Coalition of Central Florida) in prevalence research, and U. of Central Florida 
Organisation University of Central Florida
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Trained NGO partners, local government, and local, state and federal law enforcement in MSE methodology, coordinated work with Criminology Dept, U. of Central Florida.
Collaborator Contribution Supply both insight into hidden crime AND data to used in prevalence research.
Impact In the trial of MSE use in local areas, this collaboration highlighted the importance of, and significant challenges faced by, local NGO and law enforcement groups. While the original proposal called for this to be the location of the first trial MSE calculation, and despite assurances from Central Florida groups, they were ultimately unable to surmount data sharing and political concerns. This led to a 'no fault' end to the collaboration and a transfer of the area of focus to New Orleans.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Loyola University New Orleans, Modern Slavery Research Project, and New Orleans Anti-Trafficking Coalition 
Organisation Loyola University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution trained local NGO coalition, and Modern Slavery Research Project staff in MSE methods.
Collaborator Contribution Working together carried out first use of MSE statistics to generate reliable estimate of slavery prevalence in the United States. Partners gathered and shared data.
Impact Publication in submission at this time. Key data already in use by local organisations for policy and practice planning.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Tougaloo College in establishing Inst. for the Study of Modern Slavery 
Organisation Tougaloo College
PI Contribution Tougaloo College is a 'traditionally Black college' in the USA, it's campus is situated on the old Tougaloo Plantation outside Jackson Mississippi, a slave-based plantation that was converted into a college for freed slaves in 1867. It was a centre for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Tougaloo faculty and students, working with Historians against Slavery and our teams from Nottingham, built up, within funding from the Mellon Foundation, an Inst. for the Study of Modern Slavery - the first in the United States.
Collaborator Contribution They provided space, researchers, student interns, and some travel funding.
Impact Conferences with representation from a number of TBCUs, reports to Mississippi government, other research outputs.
Start Year 2017
 
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 Centre for the Study of International Slavery (University of Liverpool) 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Centre for the Study of International Slavery
PI Contribution Organisation of postgraduate research workshop 'Postgrads against Slavery: Ideas to Impact'
Collaborator Contribution Organisational support and venue for postgraduate research workshop 'Postgrads against Slavery: Ideas to Impact'
Impact Interdisciplinary postgraduate and early career researcher workshop hosted at the University of Liverpool
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with the Colonial Countryside Arts Council project, Dr Corinne Fowler, University of Leicester 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution One of the project's expert historian. Over the course of the next 5 years: a) visiting one (or more) National Trust property/ies with a party of 10 child researchers between now and November 2018. b) attending a planning day at the University of Leicester to suggest useful research, essays, weblinks, podcasts and other sources for a writers' resource website at the beginning of March in 2018. c) advising commissioned writers by email or phone about the historical background to their new stories (in 2018-19) d) attending a workshop at the University of Leicester where commissioned writers present their work in progress (in September 2018) e) attending a conference (coinciding with Literary Leicester) in which 100 primary pupils present their findings and writing on 16 November 2018. f) attending literary festivals and black history month events in 2020. g) advising the National Trust on its 2022 Challenging Histories programme. h) writing a short, accessible commentary to accompany the Peepal Tree Press book of commissioned stories (this book will almost certainly be sold in National Trust shops during 2022).
Collaborator Contribution Dr Corinne Fowler won the funding and is coordinating the entire programme.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary project involving English Literature, History, Art History, Museum Studies, Art. The project will include the following outputs: children's conference, children's book (including essays by historians), advising National Trust on slavery links, workshops and events.
Start Year 2017
 
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 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 Blog- 'A New Curriculum for Hull- Usable Past in Action' on ASUP 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 This blog looks at the new, place-based curriculum developed by Heritage Learning for the city of Hull, and the key role Wilberforce and the city's antislavery past has in this new resource. It is a showcase of the usable past in action for both heritage professionals and teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blog.antislavery.ac.uk/2017/03/
 
Description Race, slavery, image, engagement: Teacher training CPD session for the National Portrait Gallery, London, 16 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Join us to explore the challenges of effectively working with the emotive subject of race, slavery, imagery and it's impact, specifically focusing on the role that portraits, and the National Portrait Gallery Collection in particular, can play in supporting teaching in the classroom. Key speakers talk exclusively to teachers about their work, raising questions and offering strategies and lines of enquiry for the classroom (including use of language and creative approaches to sensitive history).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://my.npg.org.uk/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=4894
 
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 'Addressing Antislavery in UK Museums: From Public Memorials to Active Campaign Spaces', paper delivered at the Federation of International Human Rights Museums annual conference, Winnipeg. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 100 museum professionals plus members of the public attended the Federation of Human Rights Museums Annual Conference where this paper was presented. The audience asked questions and displayed interest afterwords.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Antislavery in UK Museum: From public memorials to active campaign spaces', York, April 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented at the 'Difficult Heritage' conference at the Convent Bar Museum, York. The paper was attended by around 50 people who reported changes in their views, and asked questions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'From Wilberforce to Modern-day Slavery' (Beverley) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to Beverley Civic Society, 12 May 2017. Small audience of about 25 people, all very engaged. Lively discussion afterwards. Some of those present subsequently came to the Wilberforce World Freedom Summit in September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk
 
Description 'Legacies on Display: Slavery in Museums' Launch: Workshop on Digital Humanities and Public Demonstration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To coincide with the launch of the 'Legacies on Display: Slavery in Museums' online collection, I put together and led a workshop on the theme of digital humanities, with Dr Mary Wills. The workshop was attended by around 15 people - academics, postgraduate students and local professional practitioners from the heritage sector. This workshop was followed by a public demonstration of the collection, along with a relaunch of added content to the 'Remembering 1807' archive. Around 30 people attended this. Both events prompted questions and further discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Past Matters, Research Futures' Care for the Future ECR conference 
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 I gave a paper about commemorations of slavery and abolition at a conference and networking event for Early Career Researchers doing research related to the AHRC Care for the Future theme. I engaged in wider discussions about themes of Care for the Future, partnership working between academic and non-academic organisations, and the challenges faced by the 'New Researcher'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Reimagining the boundaries of antislavery: History, heritage and community engagement' Panel, Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World, Avery College, Charleston, South Carolina, 14-17 Jun 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The international conference was a partnership of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Program (CLAW), the Addlestone Library, and the Race and Social Justice Initiative, local, national, and international cultural heritage organizations, academic institutions, and historic sites. The presentation as part of the panel introduced the 'Remembering 1807' digital archive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://claw.cofc.edu/2017-conference-schedule/
 
Description 'Remembering 1807: a new digital archive of commemorative activity', Historians Against Slavery Conference, International Slavery Museum, 7-8 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The presentation was part of a panel to introduce the 'Remembering 1807' database, and was part of the programme of events to promote the newly launched digital archive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.historiansagainstslavery.org/main/2017-conference-october-7-8-2017/
 
Description 'William Wilberfoce and the Abolition of Slavery' (Grimsby) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at Grimsby branch of The Historical Association. Small audience of about 35 people. Very engaged and a lively discussion afterwards that range from historical slavery to the contemporary world. Positive feedback afterwards and one request from a teacher to help re: teaching of slavery in schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk
 
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 - "Walls of Protest, Walls of Pride: America's Mural Protest from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter" at the conference "From Abolition to Black Lives Matter: Past and Present Forms of Transnational Black Resistance," at the Transnational American Studies Institute, Johannes- Gutenberg, Mainz, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave presentation on murals of the Black Lives Matter movement and how this borrows on from a tradition that invokes an antislavery memory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 2017-18 Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote at University College London: "Ending Modern Slavery."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 AHRC Case Study on The Antislavery Usable Past 
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 The AHRC published a case study on their website co-written by Professor Zoe Trodd about the Antislavery Usable Past project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/research/casestudies/the-antislavery-usable-past/
 
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 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 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 All day workshop on slavery and the environment 
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 this scoping workshop our aim is to bring together academic researchers who are working at the interface of modern slavery, environmental destruction, and climate change. This is a new and rapidly evolving field of study that seeks to better understand the relationship between human and environmental (in)security. The workshop will begin to address the evidence gap surrounding this nexus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Anti-Slavery Day Event, Hull 
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 I gave an introduction to the Antislavery Usable Past project at an afternoon of free events for the general public to mark Anti-Slavery Day in Hull, organised by a collaboration between Wilberforce House Museum, the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership and the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation. The talk provoked questions about the project and the links between historical studies of slavery and the contemporary anti-slavery movement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.antislaveryday.com/2016-events/
 
Description Antislavery Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public talk and panel debate for Childreach International, "Taught, Not Trafficked: 'Sold; Screening"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.childreach.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=1680&reset=1
 
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 RENKEI Summer School session, University of Liverpool, 24 August 2017 
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 International summer school hosted by the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, University of Liverpool. Taught a session on the Antislavery Usable Past project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 digital archive and blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Digital web based archive containing collections generated by the research project and a blog ('About the Project') for external engagement of news, events and achievements
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk/
 
Description Antislavery in Historical Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Keynote talk at Tougaloo College, Mississippi, at a Modern Day Slavery Conference. The event helped to launch a new Institute for the Study of Modern Slavery, the first in the United States.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.tougaloo.edu/humanities-week
 
Description Appearance on panel discussion Radio 4 Belfast 11 Feb 2018 - with Cardinal and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion generated by presentation of special report on modern slavery to the Pope on the previous day. Hour long discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09r7f3g
 
Description Article in Nottingham Evening Post : University of Nottingham create first ever archive to document how street art has played a part in the anti-slavery movement 
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 Nottingham Evening Post newspaper article entitled "University of Nottingham create first ever archive to document how street art has played a part in the anti-slavery movement". Published 3 December 2017. Article relates to the launch of the murals archive by Antislavery Usable Past that are an output by PhD student Hannah Jeffery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/university-nottingham-create-first-ever-869113
 
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 Article, 'A review of the National Museum of African American History and Culture,' published in the Social History Curator's Group Newsletter, Issue 79 (October 2017): 16-17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The article outlines my research trip to the NMAAHC in Washington DC, undertaken in June 2017, the connotations of this visit for my PhD research and museum practice more generally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Attended the 'Slavery and Education Planning Forum' organised by Dr Kate Donnington at the Institute of Education, UCL, London. 
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 This was a planning forum for a future event on the theme of 'Slavery and Education' working with other academics, teachers and professional practitioners from across the UK and internationally. Around 20 people attended, and debates were held on the role of education in encouraging engagement with historical slavery, the challenges of this work and ideas about future standards of practice. The result was a planned programme for a workshop on 'Slavery and Education' to be held in June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC East Midlands 
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 Promoting my digital archive "Walls of Slavery, Wall of Freedom", which is first major collection of murals focused on slavery and antislavery, on BBC East Midlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Radio Nottingham 
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 Promoting my digital archive "Walls of Slavery, Wall of Freedom", which is first major collection of murals focused on slavery and antislavery, on BBC radio Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio programme - 1 hour in length 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact From BBC website: The UK's Hidden Slaves
BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories
Radio 1 Stories hears from young people who were trafficked and enslaved in the U.K. These people bravely speak out against their former slave owners and traffickers to tell their stories. Presented by Radio 1's Dev. We may have thought the U.K. abolished slavery but it is still happening in brothels, farms, construction sites, car washers, nail bars and even on your street. Victims are usually vulnerable individuals, often captured when they're young and may never know a life of freedom.

Slaves can be controlled on an international scale by their traffickers and slave holders. And yet this crime is hidden from the police and the public. We will hear what really goes on in this criminal underworld operating in the U.K. as former slaves speak out for the first time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081mn77
 
Description BBC radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with BBC Radio Nottingham about the Ending Slavery MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), ahead of its launch in October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02bn3sj
 
Description BBC radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with BBC Radio Nottingham about the new version of the slavery series Roots, and its relevance for contemporary antislavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02bn3sj
 
Description Becoming the World's First Slavery-Free City 
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 Public event to launch a two-year programme for the city of Nottingham to become slavery-free
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2016/november/making-nottingham-a-slavery-free-city.a...
 
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 and News post about Inaugural Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing colleagues and the university community to the field of modern slavery studies. Strong response from students wanting to study more and take courses, and from colleagues wanting to engage in joint research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/researchexchange/2017/02/03/professor-kevin-bales-science-can-help-end...
 
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 Museum for all Americans,' published on the 'Re-presenting slavery: making a public usable past' website. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog outlined my impressions of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC, after my research trip there in June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.slaveryandpublichistoryuk.com/blog/july-14th-2017
 
Description Blog, 'Antislavery heritage and new histories in Hull,' published on the Heritage Consortium website. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog discusses the placements I have undertaken at the International Slavery Museum, and with Hull's Heritage Learning team as part of my PhD process. It reflects on the importance of heritage in relating historic antislavery to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.heritageconsortium.ac.uk/2017/04/19/antislavery-heritage-and-new-histories-in-hull/
 
Description Blog, 'RACE AND BRITAIN- A RESEARCH AGENDA OR PUBLIC HISTORY?' published on the King's College London website. 
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 Having won a bursary to attend the King's College, 'What is Contemporary British History Now?' Conference, I was asked to write a blog about an aspect of the day. This blog outlines one of the debates had following a panel on 'Race'. It links the issue of race to public history fields, as well as research agendas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://kcbh.kcl.ac.uk/2017/09/21/nelson/
 
Description Blog: '"Gentlemen Slavers" and other themes of wealth and enrichment in the Remembering 1807 archive' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog to raise awareness of the Remembering 1807 archives, and particularly the theme of heritage organisations tackling difficult questions about Britain's role in slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blog.antislavery.ac.uk/2018/10/12/gentlemen-slavers-and-other-themes-of-wealth-and-enrichmen...
 
Description Blog: 'A Museum for All Americans' on the Antislavery Early Research Association website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This is a blog reflecting on a research visit to the National Museum of African American History, in Washington DC. Undertaken as part of my PhD research for my ASUP-funded PhD examining how the museum engaged with antislavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://antislaveryera.com/category/blog/page/1/
 
Description Blog: 'Digital Project Launch: Legacies on Display' on the Antislavery Usable 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 This was a blog written to coincide with the launch of the 'Legacies on Display: Slavery in Museums' online collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Book Launch event in Oslo Norway 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact My book #SlaveTech, co-authored with Catharina Drejer was published by a Norwegian think tank - with first launch event for the book at a large event in Oslo. Attended by government officials and policy makers/civil society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://skaperkraft.no/publikasjoner/bok/bok/article/1493384
 
Description Book discussion of Donington, Hanley and Moody, Britain's history and memory of slavery (Liverpool University Press, 2016), University of Oxford, 24 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Transatlantic slavery, just like the abolition movements, affected every space and community in Britain, from Cornwall to the Clyde, from dockyard alehouses to country estates. Today, its financial, architectural and societal legacies remain, scattered across the country in museums and memorials, philanthropic institutions and civic buildings, empty spaces and unmarked graves. Just as they did in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, British people continue to make sense of this 'national sin' by looking close to home, drawing on local histories and myths to negotiate their relationship to the distant horrors of the 'Middle Passage', and the Caribbean plantation. This collection brings together localised case studies of Britain's history and memory of its involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, and slavery. Editor and author Ryan Hanley (Fellow in History, University of Oxford) joins an expert panel to discuss these essays, ranging in focus from eighteenth-century Liverpool to twenty-first-century rural Cambridgeshire, from racist ideologues to Methodist preachers, examining how transatlantic slavery impacted on, and continues to impact, people and places across Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Building an Antislavery Research Agenda 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nottingham Trent University research day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool 
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 introduced the Antislavery Usable Past project at a seminar organised by the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool, and then spoke about 'Commemorating slavery and abolition in the UK: heritage, memory and activism'. This provoked questions and discussion about the ways in which commemorative practice can offer a platform for campaigns against contemporary slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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-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-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 Co-organiser of a workshop 'to explore current projects and future directions for digital heritage projects in and around Hull' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 participants from the University of Hull, Hull Museums, Hull History Centre and Hull Heritage Learning attended a workshop to hear presentations and engage in discussion about digital heritage projects in and around Hull. The workshop sparked questions and debate, and provided opportunities for participants to make connections for future collaborations based around digital heritage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Collaborating to End Slavery by 2030 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Staff Development training for Campaigns Officers about modern slavery
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 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, 'Antislavery in the Museum: From nostalgic memorial to active campaign space,' at the CLAW annual conference 'Transforming Public History From Charleston to the Atlantic World', College of Charleston, SC. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30 professional practitioners and academics attended the ASUP panel, 'Reimaginging the Boundaries of Antislavery: History, Heritage and Community Engagement' on which I gave a paper about the development of engagement with antislavery in UK museums over the past century. This prompted questions and discussion afterwards about the role of museums in representing antislavery, the challenges faced by museums doing this, and the difference in narratives between UK and US institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference Presentation, Liverpool: '1807-2007 in Historical Perspective' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference presentation at Historians Against Slavery Conference, ISM, 7-8 October 2017. Presentation was pat of a panel on 'Remembering 1807', designed to introduce the new database of the same name. About 40-50 people present, including students, practitioners and members of the general public. Panel provoked a lively discussion and requests for further information. Events was part of ongoing promotion of 'Remembering 1807'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk
 
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 Curator of American Studies Innovations: Postgraduate Reading Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Currently run a monthly postgraduate reading group where we discuss topics relating to race, rights and slavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 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 Demonstration of Remembering 1807 digital archive at Leeds West Indian Centre 
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 Demonstration of the 'Remembering 1807' digital archive to a group of researchers from Leeds West Indian Centre who had contributed materials from their project in 2007 for inclusion in the collection. The group were pleased with the results and reported they would spread the word about the digital archive among users of the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demonstration of Remembering 1807 digital archive at the launch of 'Legacies on Display: Slavery in Museums' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Demonstration of the Remembering 1807 archive at a public launch event for the 'Legacies on Display' digital collection at the Wilberforce Institute, Hull. The audience included members of the general public, who expressed an interest in using and contributing to the collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DigitalGlobe ENGAGE EMEAR 
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 Talk to industry: "Slavery from Space."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Distinguished World Affairs Lecture, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Additional talks while there at: University of Utah Hinckley Institute forum, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKXf1GwaASc
 
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 Empires of Charity workshop 
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 A talk at the University of Warwick's Poverty Research Network workshop, looking to explore the relationship between systems of charity and imperialism. I spoke about the British anti-slavery cause in nineteenth-century West Africa, provoking questions about how abolitionism can become intertwined with concepts of imperialism, philanthropy and humanitarianism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/ghcc/research/poverty/events/empirescharity
 
Description Ending Global Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact University of Nottingham College of Benefactors dinner keynote
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ending Global Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Global Perspectives EMDoc PGR Conference Keynote
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ending Global Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TedX talk, live with video recording available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ending Modern Slavery. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2017-18 Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture, University College London, for International Women's Day and Women's History Month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ending Slavery MOOC engagement (May 2017) 
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 second time that the world's first ever massive open online course about contemporary slavery in partnership with FutureLearn was run (May 2017). 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 1000+ learners on teh second iteration. 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 2017
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/slavery
 
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 Engaged Research for Ending Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conference keynote at "The Grand Challenge of Sustainability" conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Event, 'Wilberforce House Speaks: Campaign and Resistance,' at Wilberforce House Museum, 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 The event, run in conjunction with Heritage Learning and Hull Museums, delivered guided tours of Wilberforce House Museum to 65 people over the day. It was the first time anything like this had been held at the museum, with interpretation brought to life by actors and musicians. The aim of the day was to highlight the nuanced nature of the abolition campaign, and the work still to be done to address slavery in the modern world. Questions and discussion after the tour focussed on the role of the public in the antislavery campaign today, the degree to which enslaved people were responsible for their own emancipation and the work museums can do to engage public further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Expert training on modern slavery and trafficking for the Government of Guernsey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The government of the Bailiwick of Guernsey asked for help to: train local law enforcement, social services staff, housing staff, social security staff, child protection staff, members of the Guernsey 'parliament' and NGO partners in how to identify and address cases of human trafficking and modern slavery. As the Bailiwick is not covered by UK law, it also asked for advice on how to write its own new legislation to address trafficking and slavery. We provided to expert trainers, one for law enforcement and one for frontline services, we assisted them in planning their own taskforce and plan for how to deal with emergency cases. We agreed to continue advising legislation writers as they formulate new laws to address this crime.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Featured story on the the PBS TV programme 'Global Perspectives'. 
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 This is a serious interview current events 30 minute programme with John Bersia, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. It is syndicated through the US Public Broadcasting System reaching an audience in the low millions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.pbs.org/video/2365948911/
 
Description Gave evidence to Air Space Tribunal - Tribunal inquiring into issues relating to moving towards a new human right to protect the freedom to exist without physical or psychological threat from above 
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 Description:The Airspace Tribunal: towards a new human right to protect the freedom to exist without physical or psychological threat from above - first in a series of Tribunals taking evidence toward moving a new right within the UN framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Guest Lecture on 'Memory and Resistance in Visual Culture,' for 'Slavery and Liberation' Anti-Slavery Usable Past MA Module, Department of Politics, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Filmed in a Q & A setting discussing the efficacy of murals as a form of education, for an online taught masters programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Guest Speaker on undergraduate module 'Representing Slavery, Abolition and Resistance' (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 I gave a guest talk about commemorating slavery and abolition in the UK, with examples from the 2007 bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. This provoked questions and discussion relating to the seminar's themes of exhibiting slavery, museums and heritage.
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 Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This year Historians Against Slavery (HAS) held its biennial conference outside of the United States for the first time at the International Slavery Museum (ISM) in Liverpool, UK. The two-day conference was part of a series of events during the 10th Anniversary of the ISM and also marked UK Black History Month 2017. It was co-hosted by the Antislavery Usable Past project along with HAS, the ISM, and the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (University of Liverpool). Connecting past with present, the conference aimed to deepen dialogue and collaboration between scholars, teachers, activists and community representatives, and build coalitions for antislavery scholarship and activism. This was achieved by bringing together a distinguished body of leading scholars, museum professionals and antislavery activists from around the world, reflecting on cutting-edge scholarship and debating practical examples of how history can inform contemporary efforts to end the enslavement of 40.3 million people worldwide.The conference generated a lot of interest. It was free to attend and delegates registered via the Eventbrite platform. Those who registered learnt about the conference via Historians Against Slavery publicity, the International Slavery Museum website and social media, the organisers' twitter feeds, the Antislavery Usable Past project and other channels. 120 people attended the event including speakers and the team. The delegates included representatives from UK and international universities; a variety of NGOs and antislavery organisations; schools; public bodies; students and interested members of the public.This successful event challenged perspectives on the use of the history of slavery within today's antislavery movement. By holding the event at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool the delegates were surrounded by meaningful historical representation and also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the museum. The overall response was very positive and provided an opportunity for people involved or interested in the modern slavery movement to network and share thoughts, responses and ideas with others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.historiansagainstslavery.org/main/2017-conference-october-7-8-2017/
 
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 Historic present, past tense: Making public history / making history public, seminar paper, Reconfiguring the British seminar, Institute of Historical Research, 21 Oct 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar paper on the representation of slavery and empire in museum culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/14593
 
Description History education and transatlantic slavery, British Academy Workshop, Museum of London in Docklands, Jun 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Transatlantic slavery and its abolition continues to be taught widely in secondary schools across Britain. This workshop is designed to give teachers and other education professionals access to current academic scholarship and new pedagogical approaches to teaching this history. The event will contribute towards building a network of educators to offer leadership for the transformation of teaching and learning about transatlantic slavery in our schools and other educational environments. This workshop will be an opportunity to share ideas and to think about the development of guidelines for effective practice and scholarship that can be available to schools in the coming year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.slaveryandpublichistoryuk.com/blog/review-history-education-and-transatlantic-colonial-sl...
 
Description Hosted a two-day event: From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Engaging the Maangamizi 
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 Hosted, in Belfast, a two-day event: From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Engaging the Maangamizi

The first day was an open invitation to the African and Caribbean diaspora of Ireland to engage in discussions in regard to the wrong visited upon Africa over the last 500 years. This was co-hosted with the African and Carribean Support Network of Northern Ireland.

On day two an academic conference was held with the the Royal Institute of Philosophy's Society of Applied Philosophy in which consideration were given to reparative justice and the issue of reparations.

This two day event was a follow-on from the AHRC funded Reparations and Beyond Conference held at the University of Edinburgh in November 2015.
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 How to End Slavery: The Rights Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact All-Campus Research Roadshow, repeat multi-venue talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Imagining the Creole, School Talk, Latymer Grammar School, London, 21 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School curriculum enrichment session examining the history of slavery and race in Jamaica and Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Improving Policing on Modern Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Day long meetings working with local and regional police forces on improving their response to modern slavery
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ingenious Antislavery Ideas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit: keynote talk and afternoon workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at industry event: "Ingenious Antislavery Ideas."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact I participated in a workshop at the University of York exploring public understandings and uses of the past, and practices of public history. In discussions I introduced the work of the Antislavery Usable Past project and the research involved in creating the 'Remembering Slavery 1807-2007' digital archive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/events/conferences/ipup-international-workshop/
 
Description International Society of Barristers Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote titled "The Freedom Blueprint."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview and filming with lead Dutch newspaper and news outlet on methodological advances in slavery measurement. 
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 Hour interview (filmed) turned into feature article in main newspaper and an online film on the issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/01/19/waarom-er-nu-403-miljoen-slaven-zijn-a1588994?utm_source=SIM&ut...
 
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 Interview with Peter Beauount, the Guardian 
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 Interview linked to early 2018 slavery and trafficking events and political initiatives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interviewed by Guardian on release of UK government audit report on Home Office efforts to enforce anti-slavery legislation Dec 18 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview included in Guardian article on on Audit Office review of Home Office anti-slavery work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Joint Submission to the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of Australia, in regard to its Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, (with Jean Allain, Heli Askola, Andrew Crane, and Marie Segrave), April 2017. 
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 Joint Submission to the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of Australia, in regard to its Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, (with Jean Allain, Heli Askola, Andrew Crane, and Marie Segrave), April 2017. Covered widely in press and media, both within Australia and in the UK. Several keys points carried into the new legislation. Use of new measurement techniques, such as MSE, highlighted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Joint launch of Walk Free/Rights Lab/ILO/IOM global estimtes at UN General Assembly 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch of first-ever collaborative prevalence estimates between UN, Walk Free (including Notts Rights Lab), ILO, and IOM - ending years of disputed numbers. Google shows 1.5 million hits on this specific launch and topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_574717/lang--en/index.htm
 
Description Katie Donington, 'Review of Roots (2016)', BBC History Magazine (Mar 2017). 
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 Review of the new TV production of Roots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/roots-a-necessary-portrayal-of-transatlantic-slavery/
 
Description Katie Donington, 'Should historical place names be changed to fit modern values?', BBC History Magazine (May 2017). 
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 Three historians discuss the legacies of Edward Colston in Bristol within the context of the debates surrounding the removal of historic statues in both the UK and the USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.historyextra.com/period/georgian/should-historical-place-names-be-changed-to-fit-modern-v...
 
Description Keynote - National Conference Gangmasters Licensing Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing new statistical techniques and other breakthroughs to the sharp end of slavery detection and response - key government agency with enforcement powers, but needful of statistical backup and guidance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote Address, annual International Trust Conference (Thompson-Reuters) 15 Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote on breakthroughs in slavery research methodologies, key result was that within minutes of keynote Trust Conference trended to Number 3 for entire UK on twitter as hundreds tweeted and re-tweeted slides from my presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.trustconference.com/videos/i/?id=319075a4-42c4-461c-8df3-877e07a3cdd3&confYear=2017
 
Description Keynote CogX Conference London 21 June (Annual Meeting of Artificial Intelligence Experts) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to speak on use of new measurement techniques in antislavery work, plus our use of AI in slave location detection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote Freedom Fund Int'l Slavery Day Conference, London, 2 Dec. 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference with international representation of CEOs, politicians (the Sec of State for Overseas Development spoke after me); large NGOs, significant philanthropists (4 individuals there each represented more that £1billion in assets). Freedom Fund is the largest funder and largest group that intervenes and liberates slaves in the world. I sit on the Board of Trustees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote Speech, Legatum Institute/Freedom Fund Conference 2 Dec. 2016 Tackling Slavery to Promote Freedom and Prosperity 
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 High level conference hosted by Legatum Institute - @ 150 in attendance including Sec. of State for Development; Baroness Stroud; several MPs; CEOs of international human rights groups; Princess Mabel of Netherlands, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.li.com/events/tackling-slavery-to-promote-freedom-and-prosperity
 
Description Keynote address St Lake City World Affairs Forum, introduced by Attorney General. Also filmed and released online. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact While a public event, the audience of about 300 people included many of the State's leading officials, as well as key philanthropists and academics. Surrounding the event were a series of other media interviews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKXf1GwaASc
 
Description Keynote at LUSH Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LUSH is an international cosmetics company dedicated to slave-free supply chains, their Summits bring together hundreds of NGOs with their employees. My keynote brought together the issues of modern slavery, supply chains, environmental destruction, and how new research methods were addressing these. Presentation was filmed and will be posted, but has not been posted as of this entry,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote, national conference: "Meeting the challenge: ending slavery by 2030" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk to the "Meeting the challenge: ending slavery by 2030" national conference at U. of Nottingham Nov 9 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch of 'Remembering 1807' database (London) 
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 This event took place at London Docklands Museum on 20 September 2017. The audience was made up of practitioners and members of the general public, the majority of the them from the BAME community. The events consisted of an introduction and launch by members of the ASUP team. Professor Catherine Hall also spoke, There was a very lively discussion afterwards. This was followed up by a personal meeting with Arthur Torrington, co-chair of the Windrush Trust and a prominent member of British black community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk
 
Description Launch of 'Remembering 1807' database (Hull) 
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 This event took place at the Wilberforce Institute in Hull on 29 August 2017. Guests included Professor James Walvin and Lord John Prescott. The event consisted of an introduction/launch and discussion -- which created considerable interests and further requests for information. Flyers were subsequently distributed via the local branch of the Historical Association and there have been requests to present the archive in local schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk
 
Description Launch of Global Slavery Index 2018 - United Nations New York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch of 2018 Global Slavery Index at United Nations New York - the launch included formal event in the UN, series of other meetings with UN depts, media, NGOs, presentations to sub-groups, and a number of media interviews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/beacons-of-excellence/rights-lab/news/2018/july/global-slavery...
 
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 Lead organizer of a heritage plaque to Ida B. Wells, with the Nubian Jak Heritage Plaque Scheme and English Heritage, 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Project that includes the unveiling of a plaque in memory of African American activist Ida B. Wells who visited Britain in 1893 and 1894 in collaboration with the Nubian Jak Heritage Association.This will also involve other public engagement activities including workshops, lectures and teaching resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Lush Summit - Panel on Mica Production and Supply Chain 14 Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The mineral mica is used in cosmetics, but also has a 'dirty' origin of child labour and slavery in the main export country - India. Panel discussion including business executives and supply chains specialists on how best to reduce exploitation in mica supply chain. Panel was filmed but has not yet been posted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Arthur Torrington (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Arthur Torrington CBE, co-founder of the Windrush Foundation, in London, 20 November 2017, to discuss 'Remembering 1807' and ASUP more broadly. This meeting was part of follow-up discussions with members of the local black community following the launch of 'Remembering 1807' at London Docklands Museum (20 September 2017), designed to explain the wider purpose of the ASUP Project and to explore how we might work together to promote our work among the black community in London. Following the meeting there was a further email correspondence with Arthur Torrington that led to some amendments (really clarifying statements and some first lessons from the project) to the ASUP website. These discussions are ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk
 
Description Meeting with Arthur Torrington (Windrush Foundation Co-Founder) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Arthur Torrington CBE, co-founder of the Windrush Foundation, in London, 20 November 2017, to discuss 'Remembering 1807' and ASUP more broadly. This meeting was part of follow-up discussions with members of the local black community following the launch of 'Remembering 1807' at London Docklands Museum (20 September 2017), designed to explain the wider purpose of the ASUP Project and to explore how we might work together to promote our work among the black community in London. Following the meeting there was a further email correspondence with Arthur Torrington that led to some amendments (really clarifying statements and some first lessons from the project) to the ASUP website. These discussions are ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Multiple Systems Estimation (MSE) webinar in collaboration with Freedom Collaborative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This live webinar's objective was to educate listeners on how Multiple Systems Estimation (MSE), the statistical estimation tool, can support and galvanize the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. Participants will gain an understanding of how MSE has been used in the past, and how NGOs and others can engage with this simple technique to calculate a reliable estimate of modern slavery in a given area. A recording was made to be downloaded following the live webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description National television program (USA) entire broadcast devoted to grant activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Kevin Bales, author of Blood and Earth, discusses his experience as a researcher and abolitionist in the first of a three part series on modern slavery."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://video.wucftv.org/video/2365711807/
 
Description Nationally broadcast (USA) television program devoted to this grant. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Third in a 3-part series on this research, filmed on 1 Feb 2018, not yet broadcast. Will be available on website below after broadcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://video.wucftv.org/video/2365948911/
 
Description Nationally broadcast television program. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Second episode in 3-part series on modern slavery:meaning and measurement. "Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham, discusses the problem of slavery in the 21st century and his research effort to figure out the exact numbers of people in slavery."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://video.wucftv.org/video/2365948911/
 
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 Nottingham Citizens Annual Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Speech to 800 members: "A Slavery-Free City."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Nottingham Stands Against Slavery event - 20 June 2017 - University of Nottingham 
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 Around 40 people including local activists, frontline social workers and faith leaders attended the Nottingham Stands Against Slavery event to hear from the expert panel and discuss three of Unchosen's short films. The level and quality of debate was very high, with detailed questions and analysis from both the audience and panel members. The evening concluded with an introduction from Dr Alison Gardner to the 'Slavery-free Communities' programme in Nottinghamshire, together with an invitation for the audience to make contact and explore in more detail how they might get involved. The main aims of the event were to raise awareness of modern slavery to the community of Nottingham, increase public awareness of modern day slavery and to strengthen community responses through increasing engagement between partners and wider public. In connection to this conference the 2018 Marsh Awards for Community Activism in Combating Slavery for Collaboration was awarded to Dr Alison Gardner for her work on organising and speaking at this event on behalf of Antislavery Usable Past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blog.antislavery.ac.uk/category/commentaries/
 
Description Nottingham in Parliament 
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 Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd presented their research to policy makers and NGOs in the UK Parliament, as part of a one-day 'takeover' of the Houses of Parliament by the city and university of Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/nipd/2016/10/21/commons-speaker-welcomes-regional-take-parliament/
 
Description Organisation of the Archives into the Future: Decolonising the Archive workshop, London 
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 Organised by the Antislavery Usable Past project, the 2019 Archives into the Future workshop examined the issues surrounding 'Decolonising the Archive'. Through presentations and roundtable discussions, the event promoted lively debate and enabled attendees to make valuable contacts, inspiring future activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archives-into-the-future-decolonising-the-archive-tickets-54846827337
 
Description Outreach to Attorney General, State of Utah 
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 Meetings and discussions, ongoing, with the Attorney General of the State of Utah on how to achieve reliable prevalence measure of slavery crime in his state.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 with Princess Eugenie and Hon. Caroline Haughey on technology and modern slavery 
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 @100 International and national attenders for Tech Tackles Trafficking event in London - foundational meeting of new orgnasation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2018111564600/princess-eugenie-reveals-big-announcement-anti-s...
 
Description Paper presented at the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the INOSAAR network with significant discussion and future planning for the network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paper presented at the Neglected Methodologies of International Law conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the 'Neglected Methodologies of International Law' conference hosted at the University of Leicester, sparking discussion and the possibility of publication of an edited volume.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Parliamentary Hearing on Work and Sex Trade Supply Chain 
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 Asked to be main 'witness' on Parliamentary Working Group Inquiry on modern slavery with special reference to enslavement into sexual exploitation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in Expert Working Group - Global Slavery Index 
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 Three day meeting of Expert Working Group supporting the Global Slavery Index. Led introduction of Multiple Systems Estimation to the Global Index, also worked on the merger of Index numbers with ILO prevalence numbers to achieve single global prevalence numbers based on agreed, shared, and transparent methodologies. Work was especially in preparation of the launch of the joint numbers at the UN General Assembly in Sept 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange for Ending Slavery 
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 Australian Research Council workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paths to Freedom, local history event, Newington Green Church, 30 Sepetmber 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hackney and the global journey from slavery to abolition, past and present.

On the eve of Black History Month we invite you to join us for a series of lively talks and discussions focusing on slavery within a historical and global context. Paths to Freedom offers the opportunity to delve into Hackney's rich historical past to uncover it's global connections and links to slavery and its significance within the anti slavery movement as well as the chance to reflect on the role women and black people played in the abolition.

With talks from leading academics and representatives from Antislavery International we will also explore slavery in our modern world with a panel discussion on 'Combating Contemporary Slavery, as well as proudly hosting The Benjamin Franklin House Annual Lecture on 'Franklin the Abolitionist'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paths-to-freedom-tickets-37310828693#
 
Description Picturing Frederick Douglass 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference paper at the British American Nineteenth Century Historians conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Postgraduate Research Forum, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull. 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 15 postgraduates and their supervisors attended this forum, organised by myself, to share interdisciplinary research on slavery, both historic and contemporary. I presented on my own work, delivering a paper 'Legacies on Display: UK Museums and Antislavery.' Questions were asked afterwards about the role of the museum in tackling contemporary slavery, the links between academia and the heritage sector and the way in which museums choose to engage with the topic of antislavery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Premier of new general release film on human trafficking - panel discussion after showing with Producer. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact European premier of new (Hollywood made) film on human trafficking in Brussels, after discussion on stage with film producer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Speaker for an interactive workshop where I showed my digital archive map, "Murals of Memory and Abolition" to students and the general public. Purpose was the show murals as a tool for raising aware of contemporary and historic slavery. Sparked a lot of questions and interesting insight.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 and consultation with staff at Facebook HQ Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Facebook needs help with their content and outward facing policies concerning tech crime, human trafficking, and modern slavery - I met with 40-50 staff and several side meetings with executives to help guide their responses to these issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Conference on child vulnerability in the aftermath of natural disasters (with an emphasis on human trafficking) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference attended by a small number of senior academics and stakeholders - my presentation addressed the relationship between natural disasters and human trafficking, the policy implications, and how new statistical methods could be utilised, as well as what previous anti-slavery movements might tell us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Falling Wall Conference Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Falling Walls is the TED of Europe. All talks are filmed in high quality and published. Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. The Falling Walls Foundation, a charity, is generously supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Helmholtz Association, the Berlin Senate and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental organisations and prominent individuals. Its publishing partners include Nature and Scientific American (I met individually with the Ed. in Chief of both these journals while there).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.falling-walls.com/videos/Kevin-Bales-10661
 
Description Presentation at Falling Walls Conference Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The German government each year hosts a conference with invited speakers to address key global issues that can be understand or approached by breaking down walls between disciplines. I was invited to speak about the trans-disciplinary approaches to modern slavery, and included the introduction to new measurement techniques.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://falling-walls.com/videos/Kevin-Bales-10661
 
Description Presentation on breakthroughs in anti-slavery research methods at Hull Freedom Summit 28 Oct 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote at Hull Freedom Summit (part of Euro-City of Culture)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to EU Country representatives facilitated by QCEA in Brussels 
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 Presentation to EU Country representatives facilitated by QCEA in Brussels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Nexus Partnerships (New York City) on breakthroughs in slavery research methodologies 29 Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nexus Institute and Partners is a large group of professionals supporting and directing anti-slavery efforts (and other human rights efforts) primarily in New York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Scottish Parliament - Event on Modern Slavery 
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 Presentation and discussions with Scottish Parliament - featured speaker at Parliamentary inquiry event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to launch the Remembering 1807 digital archive at the Museum of London Docklands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the launch event for the 'Remembering 1807' digital archive, a new resource to map all the events and activities that took place in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. The audience included heritage professionals and members of community groups who wished to learn more about using the archive and contributing to it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://antislavery.ac.uk
 
Description Presentation to launch the Remembering 1807 digital archive at the Wilberforce Institute, 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 Presentation at the launch event for the 'Remembering 1807' digital archive, a new resource to map all the events and activities that took place in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. The audience included heritage professionals who wished to learn more about using the archive and contributing to it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://antislavery.ac.uk
 
Description Presentation/talk GILDER LEHRMAN CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SLAVERY, RESISTANCE & ABOLITION 20th ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
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 Talk on "what works" to the GILDER LEHRMAN CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SLAVERY, RESISTANCE & ABOLITION20th ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://glc.yale.edu/events/conferences/past-glc-conferences/2018-annual-conference
 
Description Press release by University of Nottingham to publicise launch of mural archive - Using street art to help fight modern slavery 
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 Press release by University of Nottingham to publicise launch of mural archive - 'Using street art to help fight modern slavery'. Date published: 28 November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaView/?c3RhdGlvbj02MTcwJlN0YXJ0RGF0ZVRpbWU9MTIlMmYwMiUyZjIwMTcrMTglM2EwOCU...
 
Description Protest Memory and the Movement Against Contemporary Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Public talk at King's College London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public debate with Annie Kelly from The Guardian, 2 September 
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 This event was planned as a tent talk during Hull's annual Freedom Festival and consisted of an open discussion with Annie Kelly from The Guardian. C. 60 people attended this talk, which provoked a lot of questions and debate -- in fact, the session overran and had to be halted by the organisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Public talks, group discussions, meetings with leadership, classroom visits - Vassar College, New York 30 Jan. 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Large public talk, plus meetings with President of College, classes and close work with local anti-slavery group at Vassar College.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Interview Denver Colorado USA 
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 Interview on topical human rights program discussing slavery and trafficking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radio Interview on 'Top of Mind with Julie Rose' current events and investigative journalism 30 minutes 
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 From radio station website: Guest: Kevin Bales, Co-Founder of Free the Slaves, Professor of Contemporary Slavery, University of Nottingham, UK. Worldwide, there are more than 40-million people in slavery - and it's happening right here in the US and just about every other country on the planet. It's hard to believe. But research into the problem has uncovered evidence that we all might be contributing to the problem when we buy certain kinds of frozen fish or shrimp at the supermarket, for example. And furthermore, the slavery involved in the production of those items is also contributing to massive degradation of natural resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.byuradio.org/episode/b5be42f2-749a-479a-af1b-b4cd90cd1bb0/top-of-mind-with-julie-rose-ame...
 
Description Red rubber in sepia: Slavery, memory and representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, conference paper, Historians Against Slavery, International Slavery Museum, 8 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper focuses on a collection of 509 photographs produced by British missionary Alice Seeley Harris. A selection of 60 of her images were used in the Congo Atrocity lantern show. In the early 20th century, the show toured Britain raising awareness of the abuses occurring in the Congo Free State under King Leopold II. Rooted in the relationship between humanitarianism and empire, the paper is centrally concerned with issues of representation; the ways in which past antislavery visual culture sustained racialised tropes that, far from anti-colonial, were bound up with the imperial project. This paper will discuss some of the theoretical and practical issues of digitally archiving and exhibiting these images and the curatorial and community-based strategies employed to negotiate them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.historiansagainstslavery.org/main/2017-conference-program-2/
 
Description Red rubber in sepia: Slavery, memory and representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, conference paper, Past Matters, Research Futures: An AHRC Care for the Future ECR Conference Royal Society, London, 12-13 December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Past Matters, Research Futures will showcase the exciting research conducted by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) related to Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past, one of four strategic research themes supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). ECRs are represented in the theme in a variety of ways, and are recognised as playing a key role in its development, dynamism and legacy. ECRs researching in fields with strong links to the theme, but who are not funded within the theme, are also invited to apply.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/calendar/early-careers-conference/
 
Description Reimagining the Boundaries of Anti-slavery: History, Heritage and Community Engagement (College of Charleston, South Carolina) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference in Charleston, South Carolina: 'Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World'. This was a large international conference with multiplier parallel sessions. Those present at this panel included Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National African American and Culture Museum in Washington, DC. The session prompted a lively discussion afterwards and requests for information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.antislavery.ac.uk
 
Description Reimagining the boundaries of antislavery: History, heritage and community engagement, panel, Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World, Avery College, Charleston, South Carolina, 14-17 Jun 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In partnership with various local, national, and international cultural heritage organizations, academic institutions, and historic sites, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Program (CLAW), the Addlestone Library, and the Race and Social Justice Initiative are proud to release the schedule for the 2017 Transforming Public History From Charleston to the Atlantic World conference to be held at the College of Charleston June 14-17, 2017.

This international conference will host nearly 200 public history professionals, scholars, educators, librarians, archivists, and artists in workshops, roundtables, panels, and individual papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://claw.cofc.edu/2017-conference-schedule/
 
Description Reparations seminar presented at the WISE Institute, University of Hull 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar presented at the WISE Institute followed by discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research for Ending Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Nottingham US Alumni Event, New York
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Roundtable on Histories of Empire, Modern British Studies conference, University of Birmingham, 6 July 2017 
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 This roundtable brings together historians from different periods, regions and approaches to ask questions about how empire should be understood within modern British history. Some of the questions to be explored will include: the different turns in imperial history and how our own work relates to them; questions of empire and heritage, community outreach and the role of museums; ideas about how to communicate imperial history to the public and how to counter existing celebratory histories/silences in public discourse about empire; the ways in which teaching and researching British imperial histories can be a radical political act; and how to think about the echoes of empire in contemporary British politics and culture. We will also welcome contributions from the audience and further questions exploring topics along these lines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://mbsbham.wordpress.com/roundtable-on-histories-of-empire-the-past-in-the-present/
 
Description School Session, 'Slavery: Primary Evidence' at WISE, Hull and Wilberforce House Museum, with St Mary's College, Hull. 
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 30 sixth form students studying the Transatlantic Slave Trade for their history A-level coursework attended WISE and had a guided tour of the Wilberforce House Museum, looking specifically at the way in which the museum has made use of its collections as primary evidence in its interpretation of the slave trade and abolition movement. Afterwards, pupils put together presentations and discussed the role of museums in presenting this history to the public, the use and limitations of objects as primary evidence for historians and the challenges in interpreting the history of slavery and antislavery for the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar, 'Teaching Slavery: the necessities and the challenges,' at WISE, Hull. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 8 postgraduate students attended the research-led seminar at the Wilberforce Institute where I outlined some of the issues and findings from my own research and professional practice. We then had discussions on the challenges associated with teaching on slavery, both contemporary and historic, guidelines for best practice and potential networks that could be developed to address the issue further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Series of talks at Upsalla University Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Upsalla University is the premier university in the world for conflict education, policy support, and activism. Talk focussed on both how to use social research methods to further such work, my own research findings on the nexus of slavery and armed conflict, and what lessons might be learned for current action against slavery from the usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Series of talks at Wageningen University (Netherlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Wageningen University is the premier university in the world for environmental education, policy support, and activism. Talk focussed on both how to use social research methods to further such work, my own research findings on the nexus of slavery and ecocide, and what lessons might be learned for current action against slavery from the usable past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Series of talks/seminar with business leaders, Norway 
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 The event, Speaking For Freedom, Bales was the main speaker. The main topic was slavery in the supply chains and ethical trade/production.Speaking in two sessions for approximately 20-25 minutes each on supply chains and the use of new technology to discover victims and prevent exploitation. Second event: was a lunch seminar for politicians and business leaders in Bergen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Slave-ownership and philanthropy, conference paper, Bluecoat 300: Charity, Philanthropy and the Black Atlantic, International Slavery Museum, 24 Nov 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Like many 18th century Liverpool institutions, Bluecoat was built to a large degree with funds derived from the expanding port. Recent research by Sophie Jones into the founding years of the school suggests that at least 65% of regular subscriptions were derived directly from trading in slaves or related industries.

While slavery is often presumed to be counter to or distant from the 'virtuous realm' of philanthropy, this symposium takes Bluecoat as a symbol of a more challenging, contradictory history. It will explore how Transatlantic slavery filtered through and shaped charity, philanthropy, religion, education, philosophy, culture, literature and art.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3695
 
Description Slavery and Abolition: Clapham's Local History, talk to the Clapham History Society, 28 November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk exploring the history of pro and anti-slavery campaigners living in the Clapham area during the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 and Education, Working Group meeting, University College London, 18 March 2017 
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 Working group meeting to plan for the conference on slavery and education at the Museum of London in Docklands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Slavery and Education, workshop paper, INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SCHOLARS AND ACTIVISTS FOR AFRIKAN REPARATIONS (INOSAAR), Workshop for Activists and Scholars, We Are 366, London, 21 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop is about how best to contribute to building the INOSAAR and its advancement of the Afrikan Reparatory Justice through the Arts and Humanities and education, and specifically the grassroots concept of 'edutainment'. It will examine critically the use and misuse of the arts and humanities and discuss how they can be used, on the one hand, to promote creative, emancipatory multicultural and intercultural forms of global justice education that serve to dignify Afrika and, on the other hand, racist Afriphobic miseducation that reinforces 'mental enslavement' and the killing of minds (or 'mentacide'). This workshop will seek to identify best 'Sankofa' practices (a philosophical concept relating to ways of advancing restitutions in the present by drawing from the best in the past in order to create a brighter future) and efforts within and beyond the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations (ISMAR) and the Peoples' Reparations International Movement (PRIM). In particular, it will seek to identify efforts that promote (self-)empowerment, consciousness raising, (self-)emancipation and creativity with a view to contributing to building the INOSAAR through the arts and humanities and education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Slavery and Public History UK Blog 
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 Slavery figures across a range of public histories - we can find traces of this history in our museums, country houses, maritime and industrial heritage, statues, street names, churches and graveyards. In Britain the public history of slavery has been dominated by events that took place in 2007 during the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. Although this period provided a space for reflection and much needed funding for people and organisations to research and represent this history, the commemorations were dominated by the issue of abolition. Slavery has a much longer history and far reaching legacies. This project explores some of the new directions that historical research and public history have taken since 2007 and the ways in which this has helped to shape our understanding of slavery. We believe that this history can be served better by working across institutions and disciplines to promote the sharing of new research, ideas, projects and public platforms. We hope that this project will encourage people to connect and explore the possibilities of working together to make sure that everyone has access to the latest research whether it is produced in universities, museums, libraries, or at home by you.

Find out more about :

New scholars, heritage practitioners, and community historians working on the subject of slavery
Projects that link academic and public history
Resources for family, local or schools history projects
New research and practice on slavery, history, memory and representation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.slaveryandpublichistoryuk.com/
 
Description Slavery and Satellites 
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 Our research led to the discovery of new slavery sites in Bangladesh, which was reported in the Telegraph, including an interview with Kevin Bales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/10/23/satellites-reveal-child-slave-camps-in-unesco-prote...
 
Description Slavery and public history, British Academy Workshop, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, 8 Feb 2017 
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 Museums, country houses, the streets we walk down and the places we call home - they all have stories to tell us about the past. This workshop will explore how different kinds of public historians and organisations have represented Britain's historic role in both slavery and its abolition. Throughout the day we will hear from museum and heritage professionals, community historians and academics - there will be plenty of opportunities to ask them questions and join in the debate. There will be an open session for people to discuss new projects and ideas giving participants a chance to see how we might help each other and get involved. A walking tour of Liverpool will allow participants to see first hand how the history of slavery has shaped the city of Liverpool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.slaveryandpublichistoryuk.com/blog/review-slavery-and-public-history-workshop-at-the-inte...
 
Description Slavery, emancipation and art, British Academy Workshop, Institute of Black Atlantic Research, UCLAN, Apr 2017 
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 Art has a long and tangled history in relation to slavery, abolition, emancipation and cultural resistance. Both pro and anti slavery campaigners used art to make public political statements. Slave-based wealth was used to purchase and preserve cultural treasures - some of which can be found in our national and regional galleries and museums today. The legacies of both slavery and empire include complex and often unequal cultural entanglements. Artists and art institutions have been both complicit in and also resistant to slavery and its legacies. For the Black Arts Movement issues of slavery, colonialism, race and racism were key and they used art practice to challenge, subvert and deconstruct ideas of 'blackness'. This workshop will explore issues of slavery, resistance, emancipation, identity, race and racism, institutions and collections, curatorial voice and authority. Speakers include established and emerging artists, curators and academics and the emphasis of the day will be on debate and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.slaveryandpublichistoryuk.com/blog/review-slavery-emancipation-and-art
 
Description Speaking at Beyond Borders Int'l Festival Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of the festival is to promote Scotland in the world and the world in Scotland. It's a place for people who have like-minded ideas to come together and discuss them in a tranquil and neutral environment. It is an annual large-scale show case of current events and culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.reviewsphere.org/news/the-world-in-a-weekend-beyond-borders-international-festival/
 
Description Stay safe from slavery conference - 21 June 2017 - Nottingham 
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 University of Nottingham's Right's Lab partnered with the NGO Unchosen to host the Stay Safe from Slavery Conference on 21st June 2017. Unchosen organised the Stay Safe from Slavery conference to explore new innovative ways of the prevention of Modern Slavery in the UK. The aims of the conference were to ask - how can we protect the vulnerable? How can we stop those who are homeless, refugees, migrants or children in care from falling victim to exploitation? To look at the new approaches in this field? It was a very successful conference, with high calibre speakers from organisations including The Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Stronger Together, The Passage, Migrant Help, Universities of Nottingham and Westminster. 100 people including speakers and the team attended the event. The audience included: Police from different communities; Leicestershire, Nottingham, Derbyshire, Humberside, Nottingham City Council, Cheshire East Council, Refugee charities, Church of England, Salvation Army, Comic Relief, OXCAT, BACA charity, SMART, P3 charity, Leftover Magazine, Bedfordshire against Modern Slavery, Framework, Warrington Borough Council, Focus Independent adult social work, Skylark Church, Health Equity Unit, Stop the Traffik, Medaille Trust, Geding Borough Council. The afternoon sessions were particularly informative and brought new findings about prevention and generated many extremely positive comments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blog.antislavery.ac.uk/category/commentaries/
 
Description TV interview for East Midlands today - Hannah Jeffery (PhD student) on the launch of the mural collection archive 
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 PhD student, Hannah Jeffery, talked about the use of anti-slavery murals to eradicate slavery on East Midlands Today on the launch date of the mural archive collection by the Antislavery Usable Past. Broadcast: 2 December 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaView/?c3RhdGlvbj02MTcwJlN0YXJ0RGF0ZVRpbWU9MTIlMmYwMiUyZjIwMTcrMTglM2EwOCU...
 
Description Taking a Lead in Antislavery Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arts Faculty Research Leadership Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Annual Yearly Meeting of Belgian and Netherlands Quakers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Quakers are strong supporters and practitioners in anti-slavery work - talk led them to new findings and practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk to the Quakers of Yorkshire (and others) 21 Oct 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Led to an article in The Friend (internationally read Quaker magazine), also a large number of A-level students in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Translating Cultures and Care for the Future, Joint GCRF Awards Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 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 Freedom Blueprint 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Public talk for the University of Hertfordshire's Connect Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.herts.ac.uk/connect/events/2016/the-freedom-blueprint-how-we-end-contemporary-slavery
 
Description The Freedom Blueprint: How We End Contemporary Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact National Museum of Justice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Rights Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Address at the Post-Slavery Mental Health" conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Rights Lab: How We End Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Society, London, university research strategy launch with the Minister for Education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The anti-slavery usable past, history and colonialism, Amsterdam, 12 January 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at University of Amsterdam. c. 20 students, mainly postgraduates, attended this event, which prompted questions and lengthy debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The anti-slavery usable past, history and colonialism, Lisbon, 6 November 
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 Workshop presentation to students at University of Coimbra (Lisbon campus). c. 15 students attended the event -- questions and lengthy discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The anti-slavery usable past, history and colonialism, Warsaw, 13 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk to conference on 'Empire, Colonialism and Heritage' at the University of Warsaw. C. 15 people attended this event, mainly made up of postgraduate students. The hour-long session sparked questions and lengthy debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Transdisciplinary Research for Ending Slavery 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Yale University, Gilder Lehrman Center, workshop with the Modern Slavery Working Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description United Nations University Code 8.7 Conference 
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 Multiple talks at the UN Headquarters on the theme of "Science to Tackle Slavery."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Unspeakable things unspoken: Transatlantic slavery - a public conversation, British Academy Conference, Nottingham Contemporary, 12-13 Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 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.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.octoberdialogues.org/october-dialogues-2016.html
 
Description Walls of Protest, Walls of Pride: Murals of the Black Community" on panel "Black Lives Mattered: New Formulations of African American Community in the 1960s," British Association of American Studies (BAAS) 
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 paper on the emergence of antislavery memory in murals of the 1960s.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Wilberforce World Freedom Summit (Hull) 
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 Wilberforce World Freedom Summit: Eradicating Contemporary Slavery took place in Hull on 29-30 September 2017. Speakers included: The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd; Baroness Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations; John Kufuor, ex-President of Ghana; Kevin Hyland, the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner; Nick Grono, Chief Executive, The Freedom Fund; Owen Tudor, TUC; Lord Haskins; Professor Kevin Bales; Shaun Sawyer. National Police Lead on Modern Day Slavery; Paul Gerrard, Co-op Group; and Aidan McQuade, Anti-Slavery International. There were c. 120 present at each day of the summit and c. 250 at the summit dinner in Hull's City Hall, at which John Kufuor was awarded the first Wilberforce World Freedom Medal. Participants included members of the general public, local sixth-formers, practitioners and academics. The two-day conference sparked questions and discussion and, from feedback, resulted in wide networking, partiality between local businesses, the police and policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/wilberforce-freedom-summit/
 
Description William Wilberforce and the British Anti-Slavery Movement: A Transatlantic Perspective 
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 delivered to local Hull organisation working on human rights, slavery and trafficking, focusing on opinion-building in transatlantic perspective. Large audience of approx. 100 people. Lectured prompted question and some discussion,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop Co-organiser for 'Postgraduates Against Slavery: Ideas to Impact' 
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 Having established a postgraduate network of 40+ scholars from all over the world studying historic and contemporary slavery, I co-ran a conference amongst inter-disciplinary postgraduate scholars where we discussed transdisciplinary approaches at tackling contemporary slavery through research across fields such as American Studies, History, Law, Business, Social Sciences, Geography and Heritage Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop Co-organiser for 'Postgraduates Against Slavery: Ideas to Impact', University of Liverpool, Liverpool 
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 Having established a postgraduate network of 50+ scholars from all over the world studying historic and contemporary slavery, I co-ran a conference amongst inter-disciplinary postgraduate scholars where we discussed transdisciplinary approaches at tackling contemporary slavery through research across fields such as American Studies, History, Law, Business, Social Sciences, Geography and Heritage Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on contemporary slavery in historical perspective, Hull, 6 March 2018 
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 15 postgraduates students and invited guests, among them Professor David Richardson, met to discuss contemporary slavery in historical perspective. Workshop sparked questions and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on digital humanities / launch of 'Legacies on Dispaly' 
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 Workshop on digital humanities held to coincide with the launch of 'Legacies on Display', an ASUP digital database put together by Rebecca Nelson, one of our PhD students. c. 15 people attended the workshop and c. 25 attended the launch. Both events prompted questions and further discussion,.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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