Slavery and the Shaping of British Culture

Tuesday 24th November 2015

The past forty years have yielded an astonishingly rich and varied archive and historiography about slavery. Much less impressive however has been the efforts to locate slavery as an integral feature of Western cultural life itself. Too often, slavery is seen as an exotic, discreet subject which belongs outside Western culture. This talk takes a different approach, arguing that slavery was pivotal to the way Western Europe emerged over a period of three centuries.

 

Speaker: James Walvin, Professor of History Emeritus, University of York

 

James Walvin has written extensively on all aspects of the British involvement in slavery, including comprehensive studies of the Atlantic slave trade and a biography of the black ex-slave abolitionist, Olaudah Equiano.

 

This event is the sixth of eight talks in the series titled The British Business of Slavery, curated by Deborah Lavin.

 

Tickets: individual tickets £5, students and participating society members £3. Series ticket £30, students and participating society members £21.

 

Book Tickets Here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/slavery-and-the-shaping-of-british-culture-tickets-17636896432

 

More Camden Listings MORE

Camden Sunday 19 May

Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue

Prominent Canadian trumpeter Jay Phelps performs Miles Davis’ beloved Kind Of Blue in its entirety live with an…

Camden Monday 27 May

Lady Wray

“Lady Wray carries the charisma of a Jackson 5 family member, while also boasting similar vocal prowess to…

Camden Saturday 1st June

Tay Iwar + Äyanna + Natanya

New Wave presents a sensational opportunity to witness the inception of the next big names in music. This…

Camden Monday 10 June

Masta Ace & Marco Polo

Regarded as one of Brooklyn’s staple figures in the East Coast hip-hop scene, Masta Ace returns to the…

Camden Thursday 4 July

Josh Milan

It is rare for a singular artist to poses mastery over such a wide array of musical genres….

Camden Friday 5 July

Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy

The rare-groove Ghanaian collective delivers a party like no other.   Making their long-awaited UK debut with the…

Camden Sunday 28 July

Queen Ifrica

Reggae icon Queen Ifrica, The Royal Empress, comes to the UK for an exclusive London show this July….

Camden Saturday 28 September

The Music Of Otis Redding

Experience the incredible sound of Otis Redding as two of the UK’s most exciting soul acts join forces…