Established in 1998 by the late Thomas Wiedemann as the 'International Centre for the History of Slavery', ISOS now pursues research on both historical and contemporary slavery and forced labour in all parts of the globe and through all periods.
The Institute draws together academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, and postgraduate students from several academic schools within University of Nottingham: Geography, Humanities, Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, Politics and International Relations, and Sociology and Social Policy.
About the Institute
The Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS) aims to stimulate cross-cultural and comparative work on slavery, develop collaborative projects inside and outside Nottingham and attract and train postgraduate students.
To this end it organises annual lectures, workshops and a bi-annual international conference. Recent guest speakers have included Professor Trevor Burnard (University of Melbourne) and Professor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University, Washington DC).