EURESCL

Slave Trade Slavery Abolitions and their Legacies in European Histories and Identities

 Coordinatore CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE 

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gilles
Cognome: Sentise
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 44965119
Fax: +33 1 44964911

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Sito del progetto http://www.eurescl.eu/
 Totale costo 2˙676˙044 €
 EC contributo 1˙490˙171 €
 Programma FP7-SSH
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities
 Code Call FP7-SSH-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-03-01   -   2012-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gilles
Cognome: Sentise
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 44965119
Fax: +33 1 44964911

FR (PARIS) coordinator 0.00
2    Nome Ente NON disponibile

 Organization address address: "Sierra Leona, Lomas de Chapultepec 330"
city: Mexico D.F.
postcode: 11000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Odile
Cognome: Hoffmann
Email: send email
Telefono: +52 55 40 59 21
Fax: +52 55 52027794

MX (Mexico D.F.) participant 0.00
3    Casa de Velazquez

 Organization address address: CALLE PAUL GUINARD 3
city: Madrid
postcode: 28040

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Luc
Cognome: Michel
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 455 15 90
Fax: +34 91 544 68 70

ES (Madrid) participant 0.00
4    INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

 Organization address address: Boulevard de Dunkerque - CS 90009 44
city: MARSEILLE
postcode: 13572

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ariel
Cognome: Crozon
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 91 99 94 65
Fax: +33 4 91 99 92 12

FR (MARSEILLE) participant 0.00
5    STATENS ARKIVER

 Organization address address: Rigsdagsgarden 9
city: KOPENHAGEN
postcode: 1218

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Klaus
Cognome: Kulmbach
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 33 92 33 39
Fax: +45 33 92 32 39

DK (KOPENHAGEN) participant 0.00
6    UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

 Organization address address: PRACA GOMES TEIXEIRA
city: PORTO
postcode: 4099 002

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Luciano
Cognome: Costa
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 22 6077116

PT (PORTO) participant 0.00
7    UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR

 Organization address address: Avenue Martin Luther King
city: DAKAR FANN
postcode: -

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Thioub
Cognome: Thioub
Email: send email
Telefono: +221 864 03 29
Fax: +221 824 07 41

SN (DAKAR FANN) participant 0.00
8    Universite d'Etat d'Haiti

 Organization address address: RUE RIVIERE 21
city: PORT AU PRINCE
postcode: n/a

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Anne-Moise
Cognome: Marcelin
Email: send email
Telefono: +509 736 3366
Fax: +509 464 3128

HT (PORT AU PRINCE) participant 0.00
9    UNIVERSITY OF HULL

 Organization address address: COTTINGHAM ROAD
city: HULL
postcode: HU6 7RX

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Parkinson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1482 465159
Fax: +44 1482 466599

UK (HULL) participant 0.00
10    YORK UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Keele Street 4700
city: TORONTO
postcode: M3JIP3

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Phipps
Email: send email
Telefono: +1 41673655813
Fax: +1 4167365512

CA (TORONTO) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Ce projet a pour objet de replacer la traite et l’esclavage dans l’histoire de l’Europe : histoire globale à construire ; histoires nationales à mettre en relation entre elles et, dans le cas de la traite et de l’esclavage transatlantique, avec leurs colonies ou leurs zones d’influence extra-européennes. A l’intérieur de cet ensemble, elle a plus spécifiquement pour objectif de faire une étude sur les généalogies multiples de la question « noire », des « afro-descendants », de la « diaspora noire » en Europe pour aborder la définition de l’identité européenne. L’approche de ces questions se fera de façon multidisciplinaire entre historiens, géographes, sociologues, anthropologues, politologues, juristes et pédagogues. Il comporte deux volets : l’un, de recherche grâce à la mise en réseaux de centres de recherche européens; l’autre, de valorisation de la recherche par l’élaboration d’outils pédagogiques pour l’enseignement de la traite et de l’esclavage.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Europe's part in slavery and the slave trade was greater than many Europeans would like to believe. A new initiative is demystifying this taboo subject and building bridges with affected nations.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

It is well known that slavery and its consequences impacted the US; Europe was also involved in the practice, however. The continent's past, tied to the slave trade and to the eventual abolition of slavery, is now being investigated.

A new EU-funded initiative, 'Slave trade, slavery abolitions and their legacies in European histories and identities' (EURESCL), is clarifying the role of slave trade and slavery in constructing a European identity. It is investigating the political, economic, social, cultural, intellectual, memorial and educational aspects of the subject. This includes the evolution of representations and social practices inherited from racialised transatlantic slave trade and slavery.

The project is studying Europe's relationship with the outside world, specifically its former colonies, in this context. Slave trading and slavery are seen as important areas of research as they connect political systems and societies in the different continents as far back as the Middle Ages.

In the long term, the project will identify the historic changes occurring in the slaves' countries of origin, and will follow the modern construction of 'race' and its ties to economic wellbeing, measuring the importance of the subject in reference to time periods and locations. EURESCL is also examining the economic exploitation of a slave workforce in a colonial setting. It is examining notions of 'nation' and/or 'state' in this context.

The project is currently connecting different historiographies relating to slavery and the slave trade through project seminars so as to explore the results and emerging information. A seminar on 'National silences on slave trade and slavery and their legacies on the migration question' took place in 2008. Another on 'Slavery in the Mediterranean and Continental Europe: areas of slave trade and economic dynamics' was held in Madrid in 2009. An important seminar held in France during the same year explored 'Emancipated slaves and descendants of emancipated slaves in the Atlantic world in the 15th and 19th centuries'. A conference in the same country also probed the 'The effects of Great Britain abolishing slavery on national discourse', bringing to light yet another important angle related to the subject.

In its bid to shed light on this neglected aspect of history, EURESCL has developed the first multilingual and multidisciplinary online educational tool related to the slave trade and slavery. Aimed at school teachers and the public, it includes resources for teaching the subject of slavery and the slave trade in the French, Haitian and Senegalese education systems.

Moreover, EURESCL set up two knowledge-transfer initiatives that promote the subject. The first was a scientific video festival on 'Heritage and legacies of slavery and the slave trade', being viewed in different locations worldwide. Another was a conference in France entitled '"Black", "negro", "Africans", "Afro-descendants", "descendants of slaves", "immigrants": deconstructing categorisation and examining identities and perceptions from yesterday until today'.

The emerging discourse from all these conferences, initiatives and resulting studies has a wide-reaching impact on many disciplines, including sociology, history, psychology, economics and anthropology. It helps tackle important issues that bridge a darker past with a present and forges atonement and understanding among cultures.

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