Institute for the Study of Slavery

Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS)

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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 StudiesPolitics 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).

ISOS Director


Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty, Department of History, School of Humanities  


Deputy Co-director


Dr Susanne Seymour, School of Geography

Featured News & Events

Thursday 10 September 2020, 2-4pm

ISOS Panel Discussion: Experiences of Black Academics in UK Higher Education

An event poster with the wording - ISOS Panel Discusssion: Experiences of black academics in the UK higher education system. Five black academics from a range of scholarly disciplines (including history, economics, political science, and anthropology) wil



Institute for the Study of Slavery

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