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Institute for the Study of Slavery

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 The University of Nottingham: Geography, Humanities, Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, Politics and International Relations, and Sociology and Social Policy.


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World-leading expert on slavery is doing a Reddit AMA

On 8 May at 3pm British time, Professor Kevin Bales will sit down to answer questions about contemporary slavery on the popular social news and discussion website Reddit

AHRC PhD funding application deadline: 16 January 2017

Applications for Midlands3Cities Doctoral Partnership AHRC funding for commencement of PhD study in 2017 are now open. Choose from three workshops in November to assist with your application.

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Featured publications

Stephen Hodkinson & Dick Geary (eds.), Slaves and Religions in Graeco-Roman Antiquity and Modern Brazil, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, July 2012

Dick Geary & Kostas Vlassopoulos (eds.), Slavery, Citizenship and the State in Classical Antiquity and the Modern Americas, Special issue of European Review of History: Revue Europeenne d'Histoire, Vol. 16.3 (2009) 295-436.

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Institute for the Study of Slavery

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