1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

This talk focuses on the enslavement of white Europeans on the Barbary coast of North Africa between the 16th and 19th century, a time which saw over a million individuals kidnapped from their homes and sold into systematic enslavement. Learn about the capture and transportation of people from the village of Baltimore, Ireland; the relationship between European Barbary pirates/corsairs and African enslavers; and discover how former slaves’ knowledge was used to understand strategic military plans.

With Dr Carol Brown-Leonardi, lecturer and researcher currently working at the Open University in the Department of Geography (FASS) and Global Studies.