Edinburgh Centre for Global History

Annual Lecture in the History of Slavery

The Centre hosts the Annual Lecture in the History of Slavery, which has run since 2012.

The Centre hosts the Annual Lecture in the History of Slavery, which has run since 2012. Each year a guest lecturer presents research that furthers our understanding of the history of slavery and its wider impacts. Some of the lectures have been recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

The 2023 Annual Lecture in the History of Slavery

The 2023 Annual Lecture in the History of Slavery will be delivered by Professor Brenda Stevenson. Details will be posted in due course.

Previous lectures in this distinguished series have been delivered by the following speakers, and you can watch recordings of some of the lectures at the links:

Professor David Richardson (Hull)

Professor John Cairns (Edinburgh)

Professor Walter Scheidel (Stanford)

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (UWI)

Professor Philip Morgan (Johns Hopkins University)

Professor Vincent Brown (Harvard)

Professor Jennifer Morgan (New York)

Professor Ana Lucia Araujo

Professor Indrani Chatterjee (Texas)