Slavery, Indenture and the Plantation Economy

April 7, 2021, 2 p.m.

This event will explore how the processes of both the transatlantic slave trade and circuits of indenture were central to the establishment of the modern world. Yet, within contemporary accounts of how the modern world came to be, these processes are often ignored and side-lined; as are histories of resistance to both slavery and indenture. In this event, we ask critical questions about how the modern world came into being through focusing on the inter-related processes of slavery, indenture and the plantation economy, both in the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean worlds.


  • Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen (School of Advanced Study)
  • Professor Trevor Burnard (University of Hull)
  • Nadine Chambers (Birkbeck, University of London)

This event will be held on Wednesday the 7th of April at 14:00. Please register here to receive a zoom link.