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Race, Rights and Justice: A History Month Programme for 2016-17

In 2016-2017, the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) and the Research Priority Area (RPA) in Rights and Justice joined together to curate our largest ever series of History Months. We served 850 audience members at our 14 events, with additional online audiences for our live-streams, blogs and event recordings. Our postgraduate students …

How do we build capacity in the field of antislavery?

By Professor Kevin Bales, CMG We all want to end slavery, but how? We all want to support freed slaves, but how? Sooner or later everyone in the world of human rights, anti-trafficking, and anti-slavery asks these questions. These questions spring up whenever we wrestle with the tough challenges of liberation and reintegration. Around the …

Advancing supply chain management for the challenges of Modern Slavery

By Dr Alexander Trautrims Supply chains that compete solely on price with little opportunity to differentiate from the competition or to compete on value-added propositions, are almost naturally drawn towards modern slavery and other unethical labour practices. This is particularly the case for industries where low skill labour is a key resource and in places …

WHM: Bold Women Make History

By Joanna Olesków From defying convention, to overcoming national humiliation and election defeat, Natalie Bennett will always fight back. She tells Joanna Oleskow about feminism, politics and her next moves. “Because you’re a girl, you’re not allowed to have a bicycle,” that is what Natalie Bennett heard from her grandma when she was five. Whereas in …

WHM: Making Women’s History

By Hannah-Rose Murray The midway event for Women’s History Month was a fascinating talk ‘Making Women’s History: Feminist Archives and the Stories they tell’ by Dr Kate Dossett, Senior Lecturer in American History at Leeds University. She focused on the construction of feminist knowledge through Feminist Archives and Women’s Libraries, particularly focusing on the Women’s Library …

WHM Zine Workshop

By Olivia Wright On the 23rd of March, a small group of local Nottingham women got together at Nottingham Writer’s Studio for a zine workshop for Women’s History Month. Led by Rose Ashurst, the 3-hour workshop began by discussing the history of the alternative press in the women’s movement both in Nottingham and worldwide, and …

WHM: The Wealth of African Freedwomen: Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (1870-1888)

By Dr Jane-Marie Collins, SPLAS The campaign theme for this year’s International Women’s day was ‘Be Bold For Change’. Indeed, for historians the notion of ‘bold women’ has been a useful way of thinking about women’s lives in the past and their responses to disadvantage and discrimination experienced on account of their gender. In the case …

Thinking globally, acting locally: is local public policy anti-slavery’s missing link?

By Dr. Alison Gardner In July 2016, UK Prime Minister Theresa May promised to ‘flex the muscle of all parts of the UK Government’ in eradicating modern slavery. Yet whilst her government seeks to ‘get a real grip’ on policy at a national level, there has been minimal focus in the UK on the potential …

WHM Review: The ‘I’m Tired Project’ at UoN

By Emily Brady On the 13th of March 2017, the Performing Arts Studio in the Trent Building became the site of one of the most exciting photographic projects to ever come out of the University of Nottingham. The ‘I’m Tired’ Project – an expanding series of photographs aimed at anonymously calling out micro aggressions and …

Innovation – Evolution – PARTNERSHIP!

By Professor Kevin Bales CMG Every great change begins with an idea and a start-up, whether it is the transformation of the world through computer technology, or the beginning of the end of slavery. All start-ups evolve in a challenging environment, and in time those that survive and prosper tend to join together – maximising …