The Faculty of History is pleased to announce:
The James Ford Special Lecture: Racial capitalism across the black/white Atlantic
by Catherine Hall (UCL)
This lecture will focus on the system of racial capitalism that operated across the C18 Atlantic. Utilising the life and writings of Edward Long, C18 historian of Jamaica, it will explore the ways in which white colonists attempted to make race – to establish fixed divisions between black and white people on the basis of nature. Since such divisions were not natural it required constant vigilance at every level – economic, political and cultural – to maintain these binaries which were always in danger of slippage. Slavery, as Equiano said, was a state of war."
Drinks will be served after the lecture.
It is free to attend the lecture but advance registration is required. Please register as soon as possible as places are limited.
For those who cannot attend in person, this lecture will also be live-streamed and recorded online for later viewing. The live-streaming and recording will be hosted by TORCH Oxford and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhjQ0BC3pIw
Register in advance here