Monday, August 4, 2014

“The Business of Slavery” Draft Program Available

The Centre for Economic and Business History and the Institute for the Study of Slavery at the University of Nottingham are holding an interdisciplinary conference on "The Business of Slavery," to take place September 17-19, 2014, at Nottingham.  According to the conference organizers,
The event aims to bring together assessments of the contributions of enslaved people to the economy of different eras and societies and from various perspectives, including the wider economy, the slave traders, the slave holders and the slaves themselves. It will compare these assessments over chronological eras and in societies around the globe, and from a wide variety of disciplines.
    The draft program for the meeting has now been posted. Registration is also open, and must be completed by August 15, 2014. For additional information, please consult the conference website.
    Questions should be addressed to Sheryllynne Haggerty, director of the Centre for Economic and Business History.