Liverpool, United Kingdom

Cemented by Blood, Liverpool and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

when 13 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC

This module aims to explore how Liverpool’s changing built environment, occupational structure and architectural landmarks, including the infamous Docks and Town Hall, alongside more intimate spaces, were shaped by the city’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

It will introduce students to the merchant community, cemented by familial and commercial networks, whose personal fortunes were linked to the slave trade and contributed to Liverpool’s impressive urban progress.

This module will also consider the impact that the lasting legacy of the slave trade had, and still has today, on the city of Liverpool.

There will be a ‘Slavery Tour of Liverpool’ by Laurence Westgaph, who is well known for his knowledge on the History of Slavery and his involvement with this across the city.

Course leader

Michelle Girvan

Course aim

To provide students with a critical introduction to Liverpool’s eighteenth-century social, cultural and commercial history, with a particular focus on the city’s links to the transatlantic slave trade.

To develop confidence in understanding and communicating complex ideas in written and/or spoken language.

To develop skills in research and collaborative learning.

Credits info

15 EC
Modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 1-3 or Week 1-6 International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.