Exploring Scotland’s slavery past over 5 locations

This brief course consists of five talks offering virtual guided tours of specific locations across the Central belt of Scotland with significant and often overlooked connections to slavery and abolition. This course highlights the importance of New World slavery and enslaved labour to Glasgow’s tobacco lords and the city’s emergence as the “Second city of the empire”. It also examines how the people and profits of the slave trade changed the built landscape, industry, trade, and architecture across central Scotland. The five locations include: the Merchant City, Greenock & Port Glasgow, the Clyde, Edinburgh’s New Town, and the University of Glasgow Gilmorehill campus. Maps and notes will be provided for students who wish to make their own visits to the locations.

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  • Cost: £70
  • Credits: 5