How can we recognise the legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Empire within Scotland’s Industrial heritage?

Exploring Scotland’s role in Empire in the industries that were established within Scotland during the 18th Century

(Image credit: “Smoking herrings Zuiderzeemuseum 3D” by wim hoppenbrouwers, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Papers from:

  • Dr Peggy Brunache, Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies, University of Glasgow: Black Women and Caribbean Cultural Resistance During the Slavery Era
  • Cathy Dagg, Archaeologist and Independent Researcher: Scotland’s North West Coast: Empire, Slavery and the Industrial Revolution
  • Dr Sally Tuckett, University of Glasgow: Scotland, Linen and Clothing Enslaved People

This is followed by a discussion with the presenters which draws questions on how we might use knowledge on the the funding and facilitation of Scotland’s industrial heritage to better recognise links between our built environment, and the economies of the transatlantic slave trade and Empire of the 18th and 19th centuries.