Slavery, Memory and Reparations


Gresham College    14 October 2019

This lecture examines how the history and memory of enslavement shaped questions of identity and citizenship in Europe. A lecture by Professor Olivette Otele, Bath Spa University 14 October 2019 6PM BST https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-an… Using memory scholarship, this talk will examine how the history and memory of enslavement shaped questions of identity and citizenship in Europe. In Africa, debates about the origins of exclusion in stratified post-slavery societies have been challenging the mechanisms of marginalisation of people of slave descent. In those contexts, the notion of collective memory is a useful tool to understand demands for reparatory justice, and how these can contradict regional or national policies based on the commodification of the colonial past (“dark tourism” in particular).

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