Fighting for freedom: rebellion, revolt and revolution in the Caribbean

Thu 19 Oct 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Revolutions

The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) heralded the beginning of the end of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, and the overthrow of colonial powers. Successive revolutions have shaped the region's political, economic and cultural landscapes today, as slavery has been challenged, and freedom sought. Join our panel for a fascinating insight into the legacies of rebellion, and challenges faced today across the Caribbean.

Professor Christine Chivallon Director of Research at the CNRS (Centre Nationnal de la Researche Scientifique)
Roger Robinson
Writer, musician and performer
Chris Salewicz Journalist, broadcaster and novelist 
Dr Karen Salt 
Assistant Professor and Co-director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, University of Nottingham

Dr David Howard Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development; Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford

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