Category Archives: Slavery

Slavery Lectures

Some months ago your blogger gave some lectures, in Memory of his Teacher Alan Watson, devoted to the topic of slavery in Eighteenth-Century Scotland. They can be found on Youtube: Lecture 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQQ2OWczPnk (Enslaved and Enslavers in Scotland) Lecture 2: … Continue reading

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Events Relating to Scotland and Slavery

On Friday 26 April as part of the collaborative research Programme of the University of Edinburgh and the National Museums of Scotland, “The Matter of Slavery”, there will be a public lecture at 17.30 p.m. in the Meadows Lecture Theatre … Continue reading

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Slavery in Scotland: Contemporary Case and Roman Law.

On 12 February, 2019, the High Court of Justiciary issued the opinion of the Apeal Court in John Millar v. Her Majesty’s Advocate [2019] HCJAC7. The appeal arose out of the well publicised trial of “travelling people” for holding some … Continue reading

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The Matter of Slavery

Cross-institutional collaborations can be very fruitful. The first workshop of “The Matter of Slavery in Scotland”–a collaboration between Professor Nuala Zahedieh of the University of Edinburgh, and Dr Sarah Laurenson of the National Museums of Scotland–was was held on Friday … Continue reading

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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship: Private reflections and public pronouncements: Caribbean slavery in the Scottish consciousness, 1750-1834

That the Blog is interested in slavery is well known. The following advertisement should be of great interest. AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship: Private reflections and public pronouncements: Caribbean slavery in the Scottish consciousness, 1750-1834 Application deadline: Tuesday 8 … Continue reading

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PhD candidates sought

The Centre for Legal History in the University of Edinburgh has considerable experience in successfully supervising students for the degree of Ph.D. Supervision can be offered in Roman law, Roman and Canon law in the middle ages and early modern … Continue reading

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Judith Kelleher Schafer (1942-2014)

Legal history and the study of the history of slavery have suffered a significant loss with the death on 16 December of Judith Kelleher Schafer at, by modern standards, a relatively early age. A graduate of Sophie Newcomb College and Tulane … Continue reading

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Studies in Global Slavery

Readers of this Blog are aware of its interest in slavery. The topic is both contemporary and very much in the news, as the tragedy of people trafficking is promoted by so much of the political and social disruption caused … Continue reading

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Rare Books of Scottish Provenance: Los Angeles County Law Library Sale

On 5 March 2014, Bonham’s in London auctioned some rare books, the property of the Los Angeles Law Library. A number of these had a Scottish association or provenance that illuminates aspects of Scottish Legal History. The first worth noting, … Continue reading

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Slavery Bill & Bellagio-Harvard Guidelines on the Legal Parameters of Slavery

This blog has a distinct and definite interest in slavery, particularly historical. Regular readers will be aware of this. Today, 8th April 2014, the new draft Slavery Bill of a joint committee of the Houses of Commons and Lords was published. … Continue reading

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