Past Event

Commerce in Human Souls: The Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade

The UIC Library Special Collections Department holds three related collections focused on the Atlantic Slave Trade: the Sierra Leone Collection, the Atlantic Slave Trade Collection and the H.D. Carberry Collection of Caribbean Studies.

Join us for this groundbreaking exhibit, curated by Professor Emerita Nancy Cirillo and co-curated by Tim Soriano, which narrates the political, economic and social effects of the Atlantic slave trade over 300 years of history and into the present.

This exhibit will be on display from October 5, 2012 through May, 2013.

Exhibit Hours:

  • 10 AM – 4:30 PM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
  • 10 AM – 7 PM: Wednesday

The exhibit is presented in partnership with the British Consulate General-Chicago and the University of Illinois’ Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Institute for the Humanities, Great Cities Institute, UIC Social Justice Initiative, Honors College, University Library, Departments of Political Science, History, African American Studies, & English, Office of International Affairs, and International Studies Program.

This exhibit is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

This exhibit is presented in conjunction with Slavery and its Aftermath in the Atlantic World: An International Symposium.

For more information on this exhibit, please email or call 312-996-2742.
For more information on the symposium, please visit or call 312.996.6352.