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  • Date and time: Thursday 18 March 2021, 7pm
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  • Audience: Open to alumni
  • Booking: Booking required

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There are so many physical objects derived from slavery that we simply take them for granted. This talk will be an attempt to illustrate slavery through the world of material culture. And the ambition is to encourage us to think more widely about the impact of slavery.

This online event will be hosted by Professor James Walvin, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of York, and former visiting Fellow at Yale University. He has published widely on slavery and modern social history. In 2008, he was appointed OBE for services to scholarship. His latest book is Sugar. A World Corrupted. From Slavery to Obesity.

York Opportunity Scholarships

This event is free to attend but any donations to support the York Opportunity Scholarships will be hugely welcome. The Scholarships provide support to talented students who have the academic potential to study at York and who have faced significant barriers to their educational goals. If you would like to make a donation or find out more, please click here.

How to join the online event

This event will run as a Zoom Webinar. When you click the join link, you may be asked to install Zoom or sign in if you already have a Zoom account.