Event

History Seminar Series: Dr Anita Rupprecht - Liberated Africans in Tortola

  • Wed 7 Feb 18

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus

    5N.7.23

  • Event speaker

    Dr Anita Rupprecht

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    History Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    History, Department of

The History Research Seminar meets on Wednesday afternoons during term time to discuss a paper by a visiting historian or a member of our academic staff.

This week's speaker is University of Brighton historian Dr Anita Rupprecht.

Anita completed an undergraduate degree in English and a Masters degree in Culture and Social Change at the University of Southampton before joining the University of Sussex to study for a PhD. Awarded in 2000, her doctoral thesis focused on the anti-slavery campaigns, the Enlightenment culture of sentiment and the slave narrative.

Anita now lectures and researches in history at the University of Brighton, with a focus on postcolonialism and slavery. Her primary research interests are in cultural and literary histories of British transatlantic slavery and abolition, postcolonial literature and theory, and the politics of cultural memory. In this week's seminar she discusses liberated Africans in Tortola.