CPMH Hybrid Seminar

Posted: Friday 22nd September 2023

CPMH Hybrid Seminar

‘“Ships, Sugar & Slavery”, Catholics, Provisioning and Eighteenth-Century Cork"’


Date: 18 October 2023, 5:00pm

CPMH Hybrid Seminar

Online & John Foster Building, LMJU

Gillian O’Brien, Professor of Public History, LJMU will be presenting on ‘“Ships, Sugar & Slavery”, Catholics, Provisioning and Eighteenth-Century Cork"’.

Cork's wealth in the eighteenth century was largely dependent on the sea, not so much on what could be fished from it, but what could be traversed across it. Cork merchants specialised in trading salt-beef, butter and pork. The provisions were primarily destined to be consumed on ships taking enslaved people from Africa to the West Indies or on Plantations in the West Indies. Using a range of sources from newspapers, personal papers, convent archives and memoirs this paper examines the extent to which the Catholics of Cork consciously or unconsciously aided, abetted and benefitted from slavery. 

How to register
The seminar is free and if you’d like to attend, in person or online, please email Hanna Nsugbe: h.o.nsugbe@2022.ljmu.ac.uk. 
In your email please state CPMH seminar 18/10/23 and in-person or online.

Venue: Online and at John Foster Building,Liverpool John Moores University, Mount Pleasant, L3 5UZ

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IMAGE: Cartouche from Grand Jury Map of the County of Cork, 1811