Charles Forsdick


With Lennon Mhishi, postdoctoral research associate at the University of Liverpool.

Prof. Charles Forsdick is the James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Theme Leadership Fellow for 'Translating Cultures'.

He has published widely on travel writing, colonial history, postcolonial literature and the cultures of slavery. 

Legacies of Atlantic slavery

The Global Slavery Index estimates that there are 46 million enslaved people worldwide today. This talk presents the work of the AHRC-funded Anti-slavery Knowledge Network.

Drawing on work with heritage professionals and creative artists in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Sierra Leone, the network explores the existence of intersections between Atlantic slavery and contemporary slavery, and deploys the idea of activated community memory as a resource for social change.

The talk focuses on our work connecting the long history of slavery, antislavery's unfinished work and the symbols of slave heritage to current antislavery challenges.

Legacies of Atlantic Slavery is part of the programme brought by our partner, the Arts & Humanities Research Council Translating Cultures Theme.