UoN’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences’s new podcast series on The Human Experience features historian Dr. Kit Candlin.
Episode 4 is on Slavery, its history and connections to the present. Dr Kit Candlin is a historian of violence and early modern specialist of the Atlantic world. An authority on the history of slavery, his research examines empires that looked out on the Atlantic Ocean from 1400-1840. He describes how the study of the history of slavery can help us understand the modern world and its own forms of ‘slavery’ such as low wages, the poverty cycle, sex slavery and debt bondage. He comments on how slavery has shaped our modern economic systems. Dr Candlin reflects on how studying slavery and coming across some of the most unimaginable punishments and social arrangements has affected him.