Arts & Culture

The Bonds of Family: Slavery, Commerce and Culture in the British Atlantic World

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 04 May 2020
Online | FREE
Adobe Connect Platform

This webinar will explore the history of transatlantic slavery through the multi-generational story of the Hibbert family.

From humble beginnings in the Manchester cloth trade, they established an Atlantic trading empire which propelled them into the political and social elite in both Britain and Jamaica.

They fought against abolition and were instrumental in securing compensation for the slave-owners.

As collectors and philanthropists they left behind tangible legacies which raise complex questions about slavery’s afterlife.

This webinar will follow the Hibberts’s story over 150 years in order to understand how slavery impacted on Britain.

Register to attend here  

Read more about the Hibbert family here

Image credits:

Creator: Drawn by James Hakewill, Engraved by D T Egerton.
Copyright: Published Apr. 1, 1824 by Hurst Robinson & Co., 90 Cheapside, & E. Lloyd, Harley Street, London.
Information extracted from IPTC Photo Metadata.

How will the webinar work?

The webinar will be held using the Adobe Connect platform. It is suitable for teachers, parents and pupils alike. The webinar can be accessed from home and we recommend downloading the Adobe Connect platform or app in advance.

Participants who are registered to listen live will be emailed joining instructions via Eventbrite one week before the webinar. These will contain a link to the webinar meeting room.

Can I access a recording after the live webinar?

A recording link will be emailed to all registered participants and those on the waitlist to access for a limited time period after the webinar takes place.

Please note that places to listen live on the webinar are limited for technical reasons. If you do not intend to listen live and only wish to receive the recording link, please select the ‘Recording only’ registration option to enable as many others to listen live as possible