Event Date: 4 October 2011
McCrea 219 17:30
Royal Holloway University of London
Departmental Research seminars 2011/2012
Dr Nicholas Draper (UCL)
Compensation for slave-owners: individual, state and nation in British Emancipation
The paper will discuss the relevance or otherwise of the historic process of compensating slave-owners to current debates about reparations and restitution. Based on a major ESRC-funded project, it touches on numerous issues – not least of which is the role of the historian in public debate and public policy.