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History of slavery under microscope
8:56am Wednesday 13th June 2012 in History articles
A PROJECT exploring the history of slavery and its legacy has been launched this week at the University of York.
The 4.3 million-euro initiative, called EUROTAST, will bring together scholars from throughout the world as well as archaeologists, historians and scientists, to explore the story of the transatlantic slave trade.
The project began with a public lecture at the University by its Emeritus Professor of History James Walvin, as part of the York Festival of Ideas.
EUROTAST will support 15 researchers to develop a bigger picture of the slave trade and its impact on “culture, identity and health”.