Talk: Black (maritime) histories of Aberdeen in the 18th and 19th centuries


Dr Richard Anderson, Lecturer in History, University of Aberdeen

From students, sailors, and soldiers, Dr Anderson will consider the unexplored history of people of African descent in North-East Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries, from the age of Atlantic slavery to the era of abolition.



George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal and his groom, possibly Ibrahim (detail)

attributed to Placido Costanzi
oil on copper, circa 1733
NPG 552

© National Portrait Gallery, London