Fighting for Freedom


The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) heralded the beginning of the end of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, and the overthrow of colonial powers. Successive revolutions have shaped the region’s political, economic and cultural landscapes today, as slavery has been challenged, and freedom sought. Join our panel for a fascinating insight into the legacies of rebellion, and challenges faced today across the Caribbean.


Professor Christine Chivallon Director of Research at the CNRS (Centre Nationnal de la Researche Scientifique)

Roger Robinson Writer, musician and performer

Chris Salewicz Journalist, broadcaster and novelist

Dr Karen Salt Assistant Professor and Co-director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, University of Nottingham


Dr David Howard Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development; Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Thursday 19 October 18:30-20:00

The Royal Society6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

Booking link here. Please note, tickets are free but registration is required

This event is part of the British Academy’s season on Revolutions

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