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QMCECS Seminar: Chris Evans: 19 November 2014

November 14, 2014

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Chris Evans

(University of South Wales)

“Guinea rods” and “voyage iron”: metals in the Atlantic slave trade, their European origins and African impacts

Chris Evans in Professor of History in the Faculty of Business and Society at the University of South Wales. His research concerns steel as a material ingredient in the Enlightenment; Wales and Atlantic slavery; and the design of goods consumed by slaves in the Atlantic world. Amongst his recent publications are Slave Wales: The Welsh and Atlantic Slavery 1660-1850 (2010), Baltic Iron in the Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century (with Göran Rydén, 2007) and Debating the Revolution: Britain in the 1790s (2006).

Chair: Amanda Vickery

Time: 5.00-7.00pm.

Venue: Seminar Room, Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS.

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