Spanning Oceans – Bridging Traditions: Libraries, the Global Humanities & the “Overview Effect” in a Digitized World

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Slavery in the Age of Revolution examines the Transatlantic Slave Trade at the turbulent end of the 18th century through the lens of Balliol College’s collections.

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Taking the long view from 15th-century encounters between established African societies and emerging European nation states to the legacies of Transatlantic slavery in our present, it foregrounds narratives of resistance to slavery and the voices of enslaved people, as well as exploring how slavery was viewed by those consuming its products in Europe.

The exhibition is co-curated by Professor Marisa Fuentes (Associate Professor in History at Rutgers University and Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow at Balliol 2019/2020), Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh (CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics), Aishah Olubaji (Library team), Professor Seamus Perry (Massey Fellow and Tutor in English) and Naomi Tiley (Library team).

Opening times:

Saturday 11 September 11.00am-4.00pm
Sunday 12 September 11.00am-4-00pm
Wednesday 22 September 3.00-7.00pm
Thursday 30 September 11.00am-4.00pm
Tuesday 19 October 3.00-7.00pm
Friday 29 October 11.00am-4.00pm
Monday 15 November 11.00am-4.00pm
Saturday 27 November 11.00am-4.00pm

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The Oliver Smithies Lectures have been generously funded by Professor Oliver Smithies (Balliol 1943) as a way of giving generations of undergraduates and postgraduates at Balliol the opportunity to hear and meet outstanding academics from the USA and other countries working in a variety of fields…
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Slavery in the Age of Revolution examines the Transatlantic Slave Trade at the turbulent end of the 18th century through the lens of Balliol College’s collections. Taking the long view from 15th-century encounters between established African societies and emerging European nation states to the…
Professor Marisa Fuentes (Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow), ‘The Politics of Slave Memorialisation and Redress in the USA ’ This lecture will give background to the recent contestations over statues and memorials representing both slavery and the legacy of white supremacy in the United States…

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Balliol students and alumni have made significant contributions to radical critiques of racism, colonialism and imperialism. These include Rajani Palme Dutt (1914), one of the leading Communist figures in inter-war and early post-war Britain, a staunch opponent of Western imperialism, who paid…

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In September 2019 the College launched the Balliol and Empire project, designed to provide a focus for students and Fellows interested in further exploring Balliol’s connections to colonialism. Establishing a series of lectures and events alongside a research programme exploring Balliol’s…

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