Event: Historians Against Slavery Biennial Conference, 7-8 October 2017, Liverpool

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Historians Against Slavery Biennial Conference: “Using History to Make Slavery History”
October 7-8, 2017
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Full programme now available: register online at www.has2017.eventbrite.co.uk

In October 2017, Historians Against Slavery is holding its biennial conference outside of the United States for the first time, at the International Slavery Museum (ISM) in Liverpool. The two-day conference is part of a series of events during the 10th anniversary year of the ISM and also marks the UK's Black History Month 2017. It is co-hosted by Historians Against Slavery, the ISM, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (University of Liverpool) and the AHRC-funded Antislavery Usable Past project (Universities of Nottingham and Hull).

Connecting past with present, we will deepen dialogue and collaboration between scholars, teachers, activists and community representatives, and build coalitions for antislavery scholarship and activism. We bring 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 46 million people worldwide.

Registration for the conference is free and includes lunch on both days. Conference attendees are responsible for transportation, lodging and evening meals. The conference includes a keynote by Professor John Stauffer (Harvard University), and the full conference programme is now available online: www.historiansagainstslavery.org/main/2017-conference-october-7-8-2017/