Institute for the Study of Slavery

Nottingham's legacy of slavery archive launched

Blue plaque on a building commemorating George Africanus

Commemorative blue plaque for George Africanus

A collaboration between Nottingham City Council and academic researchers at the University of Nottingham has resulted in the creation of several freely available digital resources which focus on Nottingham's legacy of slavery.

These materials are designed to support school teachers wishing to explore Nottingham's links to this period in history. In particular they illuminate the backgrounds of several locally-commemorated individuals, including Robert Smith, Eric Irons and George Africanus, who are memorialised within the city's urban landscape through its statues, plaques and street-names.

The resources were created by Dr James Dawkins (Department of History), Dr Susan Kilby (Institute for Name-Studies, School of English) and Dr Cassandra Gooptar (formerly Department of History, UoN).

You can view Nottingham's legacy of slavery archive here.


Posted on Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Institute for the Study of Slavery

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