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History: Resistance & Memory During Trans-Atlantic Enslavement With Dr Shantel George From University of Glasgow

March 25 @ 14:00 - 15:00



In this interactive event with University of Glasgow, Dr Shantel George, Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities, will discuss Resistance & Memory During Trans-Atlantic Enslavement.

A grain of rice, an African drum, and a kola nut. What do these three objects have in common? And what can they tell us about the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery?

This talk explores how European enslavers used these items to perpetuate the system of enslavement. It also stresses how enslaved Africans employed them to remember their heritage and resist the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of school closures.

As a live, participative event, the session will not be recorded but resources, including the slides, will be share afterwards where available.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Shantel George

Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students (and equivalent). This session is designed for students studying History and related subjects but also welcomes students and teachers with a general interest in the subject matter.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: No preparation or pre-reading is required although you may wish to consider the proposed subject area and related questions you might like to ask.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



March 25
14:00 - 15:00
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