Repairing the Past. Imagining the Future: Reparations and Beyond

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


In November 2015, Professor Joyce Hope Scott (Wheelock College, Boston, US) and I organised an international conference at the University of Edinburgh (5-7 November) entitled 'Repairing the Past, Imagining the Future: Reparations and Beyond...' This was a highly successful event that brought together academics and non-academic stakeholders (notably activists, curators, government-linked groups and the media) for a three-day networking event designed to share knowledge concerning the possibility of reparations for slavery from multiple national and global perspectives. The event was be hosted within the context of the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment, which formally abolished slavery in the US in 1865.
Period5 Nov 20157 Nov 2015
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • reparations
  • Slavery