Caribbean Research Seminar in the North

In association with the Society for Caribbean Studies

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and EmancipationFriday 6 March, 2015

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation
University of Hull
Oriel Chambers
27 High Street
Hull HU1 1NE


12.30-13:30 Arrival and lunch

13:30-14:20 Natalie Zacek (Manchester), ‘Holding the Whip-Hand: Gender, Slavery, and the Pornography of Pain in Jamaica and New Orleans’

14:20-15:10 Jenny Wilson (Leeds), ‘The Return of Liberated Africans from Cuba and Brazil to Africa, 1830-1870’

15:10-15:40 tea and coffee break

15:40-16:30 Wendy Asquith (Liverpool), ‘Estime’s Extravaganza: Haiti’s “Little World Fair” of 1949-50′

16:30-17:20 Jim Walvin (York), ‘Slavery in Small Things’

For details about WISE, including directions and contact details, see…

Registration is free, but compulsory. To register your attendance, please email Beki Bloomfield:

A reservation will be made at a reasonably priced local restaurant for those wishing to attend dinner after the seminar. Please contact for booking, and with any other enquiries, including dietary requirements.