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Professor John Oldfield

Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation

Faculty and Department

  • Research and Enterprise
  • Institutes

Summary

John's passion is in producing pioneering research into historic slavery, taking lessons learned from the past so we can imagine a future that is different and tackle the growing issue of modern day slavery. John received the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2015, in recognition of the institute's world-leading research into slavery and emancipation issues. Research is used to inform public practice and policy, at local, national and international levels. The Wilberforce Institute took a major role in shaping the UK's Modern Slavery Act, which was passed by Parliament in March 2015. Director of the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Southampton (2009-2012)

Book

Transatlantic abolitionism in the age of revolution: an international history of anti-slavery, c.1787-1820

Oldfield, J. R. Transatlantic abolitionism in the age of revolution: an international history of anti-slavery, c.1787-1820. The University of Hull

Book Chapter

2007 revisited: commemoration, ritual, and British transatlantic slavery

Oldfield, J. (2012). 2007 revisited: commemoration, ritual, and British transatlantic slavery. Ambiguous anniversary: the bicentennial of the international slave trade bans, 192 - 207. University of South Carolina Press

After emancipation : slavery, freedom and the Victorian empire

Oldfield, J. R. After emancipation : slavery, freedom and the Victorian empire. The University of Hull

Slavery, abolition and empire

Oldfield, J. R. Slavery, abolition and empire. In F. Rosen (Ed.), The University of Hull

Journal Article

From Liverpool to Mount Vernon : Edward Rushton in transatlantic perspective

Oldfield, J. R. (2016). From Liverpool to Mount Vernon : Edward Rushton in transatlantic perspective. Questione Romantica, 7(1-2),

Postgraduate supervision

Slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world (1750-1850), the American South, American race relations. Completed PhDs Lauren Darwin (Bell), Coerced Migration Systems in Comparative Perspective: An Analysis of the British Slave Trade and Convict Transportation, 1786 - 1813 (2017) Emmanuel Saboro, Slavery, Memory and Orality: A Case Study of Nineteenth-Century Ghana (2015) Current PhD supervisors - Historical Slavery in the Americas - The Abolition of Slavery and the Transition to Freedoms - Memories, Legacies and Representations of Slavery and Abolition - Modern Slavery, Human Rights and Social Justice