Institute for the Study of Slavery

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Annual Public Lecture

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11 February 2015

A2, Highfield House
University Park Campus

Professor Robin Law
Emeritus Professor of African History, University of Stirling

Provisioning the slave trade: the supply of corn on the 17th-century Gold Coast

Prof Law's chief research interests are in the history of pre-colonial West Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade. 

Prof Robin Law gave the ISOS Annual Public Lecture in 2015.

Prof Law is the author of:

  • The Oyo Empire, c.1600-1836 (1977)
  • The Horse in West African History (1980)
  • The Slave Coast of West Africa, 1550-1750 (1991)
  • The Kingdom of Allada (1997)
  • Ouidah: The Social History of a West African Slaving 'Port', 1727-1892 (2004)

He is a former editor of the Journal of African History and holds honorary posts at the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool and the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University, Toronto.

His distinctions include election as a Fellow of the British Academy (2000) and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2002), and the Distinguished Africanist Award of the African Studies Association of the UK (2010).

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Institute for the Study of Slavery

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