2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference

2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference

A Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Event

Together, and in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College will host the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) conference in the fall of 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference will open on Wednesday, October 18, and conclude on Saturday, October 21.

As a major international conference on slavery’s role in higher education and its legacies, which include the international movement for reparations and redress, this will be the first USS conference held outside of the United States. It will also be the first USS conference to foreground the history of slavery in Nova Scotia and Canada, and the experience of African Nova Scotians particularly.

Pictured: 1760 advertisement for an auction of two enslaved children, a boy and girl aged 11, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2023 USS Conference