Slavery: History, Memory, Legacy

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Credits

30

Module code

HY41057

  • Level 4
  • Semester 1
  • 24 places
  • History - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 100%

Description

This module concerns the historical and contemporary significance of Atlantic slavery (1562-1838). You will explore relations between the global and the local: exploring the transnational phenomenon of slavery with reference to its ramifications in Britain, and Scotland in particular.

You will gain an understanding of historical debates over slavery, as well as current moves to repair its economic, social and cultural legacies. As slavery is an emerging field of inquiry, you will participate in the creation of new knowledge and new public histories.

Convenor

Dr. Michael Morris

Assessment

  • Module journal (3,500 words) (50%)
  • Research project exhibit (50%)