Edinburgh Centre for Global History

Slavery Lecture

A lecture series on 'World Slavery from Antiquity to the Present' was established in the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies in 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 2024 Annual Lecture in the History of Slavery

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 (Howard)

Professor Indrani Chatterjee (Texas) Professor Brenda Stevenson (Oxford)