EUROTAST Project Releases Important Publications about Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Posted on 7 April 2016

New dedicated issue of the Journal of African Diaspora and Heritage highlights work of York researchers

Jonathan Finch, Winston Phulgence and Colleen Morgan, all associated with the EUROTAST Project, have published in a special issue of the Journal of African Diaspora and Heritage:

Commemorations and Silences: EUROTAST Engagements with Legacies of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Special Collection, edited by Hannes Schroeder.

These articles represent the culmination of the EUROTAST project, an EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), that supported a new generation of science and humanities researchers who uncovered and interpreted new evidence on the history and contemporary legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. The network ran for four years from 2011 to 2015, and enabled 13 PhD researchers in history, archaeology, social anthropology and population genetics to work collaboratively across disciplines to provide new perspectives on this history. EUROTAST research focused on three themes: Origins, Life Cycles, and Legacies, which led us to further detail on the slave trading system, but also helped demonstrate how slavery fundamentally shaped the cultural and biological experiences of people of African descent around the world.

The papers cover a wide range of subjects, including plantation archaeology in the UK and Caribbean, commemoration and symbolism in slavery monuments, and social media and outreach surrounding the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

Phulgence, W. F. (2015). African Warriors, Insurgent Fighters, and the Memory of Slavery in the Anglophone Caribbean. Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, 4(3), 214–226.

Finch, J. (2015). Atlantic Landscapes: Connecting Place and People in the Modern World. Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, 4(3), 195–213.

Morgan, C., & Pallascio, P. M. (2015). Digital Media, Participatory Culture, and Difficult Heritage: Online Remediation and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, 4(3), 260–278.