We are Bristol is a new project led by the University of Bristol and funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) citizen science scheme. The project is composed of four smaller projects, each of which seeks to work with local citizens and communities in Bristol to build a fuller understanding of how the city’s legacy of transatlantic slavery still impacts society today.
The four projects will be led by academics from the University’s Centre for Black Humanities. The first project will investigate the lives of Bristol’s slave owners and those they claimed ownership of. The second project will see scholars from the Department of History working in collaboration with citizens, artists, and dance groups, to identify sites of memory in Bristol’s cityscape. A third project will create a global learning resource for communities exploring issues of contested heritage. Finally, the fourth project will see scholars from the Department of English partnering with local education authorities to examine how inequalities and racism experienced by people of colour in the education sector are inextricably linked to slavery and its legacy.
- Dr Joanna Burch-Brown, Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
- Professor Olivette Otele, Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement, Department of History
- Dr Richard Stone, Lecturer, Department of History
- Dr Jessica Moody, Senior Lecturer, Department of History
- Dr Marie-Annick M Gournet, Senior Lecturer and Director of Part-time Programmes, Department of English
For further details please see the We are Bristol website
This project is associated with the MMB Challenge on Representation, belonging, futures