Application for “Phantoms of the Past” Project

Phantoms of the Past: Slavery, Resistance, and Memory in the Atlantic World is an exciting new project for English and History students at Huron, and colleagues at Bath Spa University in the UK. Through the project, undergraduate student researchers at Huron and Bath Spa will create a transatlantic and collaborative network to explore 18th and 19th-century slavery and antislavery movements through histories, texts, images, and cultural memory.  At both of the partner universities, up to ten students will have the option to participate in a week-long research exchange visit to the partner university. Huron will head to the UK, during our reading week in February (February 17-24). Airfare, local travel and most accommodation costs for the trip to England will be covered through the support of the W. Galen Weston Fund for British History; a Huron Pilot Research Fund grant held by Drs. Bell, Brooks and Reid-Maroney; additional support from RBC Foundation and the Trish Fulton Community-Based Learning Fund, and the support of Bath Spa University.   There are many ways to be a part of this amazing project even if you cannot go on the research trip to the UK, and all participants in the project will host our UK student colleagues at a wrap-up conference on March 24th at Huron.

Students who would like to go to on the reading week research trip to Bath Spa University should send:

  1. A 300-word statement that outlines your research interest in the project, and the project’s relationship to your current studies at Huron;
  2. A copy of your academic record

to  Dr. Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Coordinator, Research and Learning Support, Huron University College, via email:  cdishke@uwo.ca

Links:

http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/our-people/o.otele

http://www.walknowtracks.co.uk/

https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/olivette-otele/slavery-and-visual-memory-what-britain-can-learn-from-france

Re-branding the Trauma of Slavery, or How to Pacify the Masses with Sites of Memory