Institute for the Study of Slavery

Edmund Laider Awarded the ISOS Undergraduate Prize 2019

A black and white drawing of slaves and traders

We are pleased to announce that Edmund Laider, one of our History students, has been awarded the ISOS undergraduate prize for 2019 for his dissertation entitled 'British Colonial Power and the Jamaican Maroon Treaties of 1739'.

This was judged by a Prize Committee comprising people in Culture, Languages and Area Studies (CLAS), Geography and English. The committee were thoroughly impressed by Edmund' work. Panel comments included: ‘I found myself clearly engaging with the topic – despite being an outsider, arguments were clear and succinct’, while another assessor thought that the quality of analysis and argument, including originality was 'excellent’. 

Congratulations Edmund!

About ISOS: 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.



Image credit: "Pacification with the Maroon Negroes", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed December 10, 2019, - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial


Posted on Friday 6th December 2019

Institute for the Study of Slavery

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