Tubman Speakers Series: Dr. Hideaki Suzuki on October 24th

Faculty, Students, and Interested Scholars,

Join us for the third talk in The Harriet Tubman Institute’s 2013-2014 Speaker Series.  Dr. Hideaki Suzuki, Visiting Researcher, Indian Ocean Centre (IOWC), McGill University, will be presenting his research on bonded population in the first half of the twentieth century Persian Gulf.   Come and join in the conversation. 

The Title of the talk is “To Listen to Them: Bondage, British Informal Empire, and Diasporas through the Narratives of Bonded Population in the Persian Gulf, 1906-1950

DATE: Thursday, October 24th, at 3:30-5:00

LOCATION: 305 Founders College, Keele Campus.

 All are welcome, and bring some friends!

 A short biography is below.

 Hideaki Suzuki is currently visiting researcher at Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), McGill University under financially support by Japan Society for Promoting Science (JSPS). He received his degree from University of Tokyo in 2010 with his thesis on slave traders in the nineteenth century western Indian Ocean. His interest is mainly on the Indian Ocean history including slave trade, merchant network, merveilles literatures in medieval Arabic and Chinese, etc. Recently, he extends his interest towards world history. His discipline is historical, but also he has conducted a number of fieldworks. He has published several articles in academic journals as well as book chapters both in Japanese and in English. As for his recent contributions, “Enslaved Population and Indian Owners along the East African Coast: Exploring the Rigby Manumission List, 1860-1861” History in Africa 39 (2012), “To trace the ways they passed: Slave accounts in the 19th Century western Indian Ocean” in Alice Bellagamba et al. (eds.), African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Vol.1, the Sources, Cambridge University Press (2013).

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