This event brings academics, activists, curators, government-linked groups and the media together for a three-day networking event designed to stimulate debate and incite discussion over the effects of slavery on contemporary society and practical ways to repair the past beyond that of commemoration and memorialization.

It is being held as part of the UK’s Black History Month, and offers an opportunity to explore reparations from multiple international and disciplinary perspectives, set within the timely context of the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment that abolished slavery in the US (1865).

We welcome individual papers and panel proposals from across disciplines and across the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone and Lusophone worlds.