Check out www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs for the fascinating new site dedicated to the Structure and Significance of British Caribbean Slave-ownership, 1763-1833
Check out local links in Wales.
"Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, now complete, and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833, running from 2013-2015.
Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the extent and the limits of slavery's role in shaping British history and leaving lasting legacies that reach into the present. The stories of enslaved men and women, however, are no less important than those of slave-owners, and we hope that the encyclopaedia produced in the first phase of the project, while at present primarily a resource for studying slave-owners, will also provide information of value to those researching enslaved people".
WBHTF has held a range of discussions and informal meetings.
The second 2012 WBHTF Meeting was held on Monday 10th September at the Welsh Assembly, Committee Room 24, National Assembly for Wales, Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1AA
As the Minister was not able to join us we used the meeting to agree the following as the basis for our focus:
• There is clearly a need for better Black History teaching in schools across Wales
• This must include recognition of the achievement of Black people in Wales
• There needs to be more study into the shared history that exists between Wales and many countries in the Caribbean and Africa
• There needs to be exploration into the roles played in the histories of countries in Africa and the Caribbean by people from Wales
• Learning about African and Caribbean History needs to run alongside the timeline of Welsh and World History