Join ConnecCaribbean, ArCarib and Shades of Black as they delve into the parts of history that are often hidden away and kept silent. The past is full of many wonders and many horrors. But it is important to see those events which have shaped our world today as clearly as possible, because understanding the past helps us to understand the present.
ConnecCaribbean is addressing issues that shaped the Atlantic World such as slavery, trade, race, racism, imperial policies, resistances, circulation of knowledge, images, representations in and of the Caribbean, and development models. ArCarib is investigating the impact of informal commerce (smuggling) on the Caribbean. Shades of Black is examining the impact of skin colour, physical appearance, health status, and ethnic origin on the mobility of people who were slaves, captives or indentured servants both before and after the abolition of slavery, focusing on both the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
In this 90 minute webinar, these three European-funded research projects will illuminate the early modern period in Caribbean and Mediterranean history as they move away from traditional colonial narratives to help us gain a better understanding of these histories.