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Universities Studying Slavery Conference 2023

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Slavery, Reparations and Education: African Nova Scotia, Canada and Beyond

Together, Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, will host the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) conference in the fall of 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference will open on Wednesday, October 18 and conclude on Saturday, October 21. Originally scheduled for 2021, the conference was moved from its original date due to the uncertainty and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

In the months leading up to the conference a series of pre-conference events are being held online. We invite you to check this website regularly to learn more about upcoming events, view documentation of past events and to find related scholarship. 

The conference will be free for all to attend.