New exhibition: Slavery in the Age of Revolution

Paper art featured in the exhibition:
Revolution by DobrowolskiDesigns©per stellas Ltd.
Image ©ClickSka Photographer, Laura Hinski.

We are pleased to announce our Michaelmas 2021 exhibition and catalogue, Slavery in the Age of Revolution.

This exhibition examines the Transatlantic Slave Trade at the turbulent end of the 18th century through the lens of Balliol College’s collections. Taking the long view from 15th-century encounters between established African societies and emerging European nation states to the legacies of Transatlantic slavery in our present, it foregrounds narratives of resistance to slavery and the voices of enslaved people, as well as exploring how slavery was viewed by those consuming its products in Europe.

The exhibition will be open to the public during Oxford Open Doors on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021. The Library’s Exhibition and Outreach page has further details and more opening times.

The exhibition catalogue is available as a PDF or in hard copy (£5 plus postage and packing, contact the Library to order).

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