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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

This chapter is the result of a long-standing research interest in colonial and postcolonial autobiography.

Making the Difference: Postcolonial Theory and the Politics of Memory

What are the consequences of replacing macro narratives of modernity with the personal micro-narratives of postmodernity?

Excessive Memories

Illustrates the different ways in which understandings of ‘race’ and slavery require a grasp of how racial practices are embedded in wider society.

A Very Uncommon Case: Representations of the Zong and the British Campaign to Abolish the Slave Trade

Article addresses the significance of the case of the Zong for the formal campaign to abolish the slave trade that developed in the 1780s.

Research activity

Repository holdings 

Number of items: 7.

Rupprecht, Anita (2013) “All We Have Done, We Have Done for Freedom”: The Creole Slave-Ship Revolt (1841) and the Revolutionary Atlantic International Review of Social History, 58 (S21). pp. 253-277. ISSN 0020-8590

Rupprecht, Anita (2012) ‘When he gets among his Countrymen, they tell him that he is free’: Slave Trade Abolition, Indentured Africans and a Royal Commission Slavery & Abolition, 33 (3). pp. 435-455. ISSN 0144-039X

Rupprecht, Anita (2008) 'A Limited Sort of Property': History, Memory and the Slave Ship Zong Slavery & Abolition, 29 (2). pp. 265-277. ISSN 0144-039X

Rupprecht, Anita (2007) ”A Very Uncommon Case”: Representing the Slave Ship, Zong in British Abolition, 1783-1821 Journal of Legal history, 28 (3). pp. 1-18. ISSN 01440365

Rupprecht, Anita (2007) Excessive Memories: Slavery, Insurance and Resistance History Workshop Journal, 64 (1). pp. 6-28. ISSN 14774569

Rupprecht, Anita (2006) Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (1857): colonial identity and the geographical imagination In: Colonial Lives Across the British Empire: Imperial Careering in the Long Nineteenth Century. Cambridge University Press, pp. 176-203. ISBN 0-521-84770-2

Rupprecht, Anita (2002) Making the Difference: Postcolonial Theory and the Politics of Memory In: Temporalities: Autobiography and Everyday Life. Manchester University Press, pp. 35-52. ISBN 071905575X

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Further publications

  • Reparative Histories: Radical Narratives of ‘Race’ and Resistance (edited with Cathy Bergin), Special Issue of Race & Class, 57, 3 (January 2016)
  • ‘History, Agency and the Representation of “Race”’, (with Cathy Bergin), Race & Class, 57, 3 (January 2016)
  • ‘”Inherent Vice”: Marine Insurance, Slave Ship Rebellion and the Law’, Race & Class, 57, 3 (January 2016)
  • 'Figuring Enslavement', Cultural Critique 93 (Spring 2016)

 Book chapters

  • "All We Have Done, We Have Done For Freedom": The Creole Slave-Ship Revolt (1841) and the Revolutionary Atlantic' in Clare Anderson, Niklas Frykman, Lex Heerma Van Voss and Marcus Rediker (eds.), Maritime Radicalism during the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 
  • 'From Slavery to Indenture: Scripts for Slavery's Endings' in Catherine Hall, Nicholas Draper and Keith McCllelland (eds.), Emancipation, Slave Ownership and the Remaking of the British Imperial World, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014)
  • ‘”A Limited Sort of Property”: History, Memory and the Slave Ship, Zong’ in Marie-Celeste Bernier and Judith Newman (eds.), Public Art, Memorials and Transatlantic Slavery (London: Routledge, 2009).
  • ''Postcolonial Theory and the Politics of Memory,' in Jan Campbell and Janet Harbord (eds.), Temporalities: Autobiography and Everyday Life, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002)

Other publications

  • 'Anti-globalisation Movements', (with Tom Hickey) in Prem Poddar and David Johnson, eds., A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005)
  • 'Mary Seacole', in Margaretta Jolly, ed., Encyclopaedia of Life Writing (London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001)
  • Annotated Bibliography of Post-Colonial Theory and Criticism, (with Laura Chrisman) Annotated Bibliography for English Studies, Vols. 320-1, (London: Swets & Zeitlinger Press, 1997. CD-ROM)

Selected conference/colloquia papers 

  • ‘Reparative Histories: Trauma and Politics’ (with Cathy Bergin), Repairing the Past: Imagining the Future: Reparations and Beyond Conference, University of Edinburgh and Wheelock College, Boston, November 5-7, 2015
  • Invited: ‘"He says that 'if he is not taught a trade, he will run away”: Liberated Africans, Desertion and Mobility in the British Caribbean, 1808-1828’, at Runaways: Desertion and Mobility in Global Labour History, 1650-1850 Conference co-hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, October 22-23, 2015
  • Invited Panelist: New Directions in the Study of Capitalism and Slavery Research Workshop, Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de L’homme, Paris, October 26, 2015
  • Invited Discussant: The Carceral Archipelago: transnational circulations in global perspective, 1415-1960 Conference, University of Leicester, September 13-16, 2015
  • Invited: ‘Modernity, Melancholy and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: The Story of the Slave Ship, Le Rodeur (1819)’, Caribbean Research Seminar in the North, Institute for Black Atlantic Research, UCLAN, September 11, 2015
  • Invited: ‘Black Atlantic Maritime Networks, Resistance and the American ‘Domestic’ Slave Trade’, Maritime Networks and the Construction of Transnational Spaces: Comparative Approaches and Connected Histories, Research Workshop, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata and Glasgow University, Kolkata, India, December 12-13, 2014
  • ‘“An ever wakeful and ever active longing after liberty”: Insurance, the Law and the Atlantic Slave Trade’ at the Reparative Histories: Radical Narratives of ‘Race’ and Resistance Research Symposium, University of Brighton, September, 11-12, 2014
  • ‘Commodifying Life: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Business of Insurance’ at The Business of Slavery Conference co-hosted by the Centre for Business and Economic History and the Institute for the Study of Slavery, University of Nottingham, September 17-19, 2014
  • Invited: ‘Tracing the Legacies of Transatlantic Slavery’ at Pushing the Boundaries, Faculty of Arts Annual Research Conference, University of Brighton, June 30, 2014
  • ‘"He says that if he is not taught a trade, he will run away”: Liberated Africans in the British Caribbean, 1808-1828’, Nontraditional Slaveholders in the Atlantic World Conference, Senate House, London, UK, July 11-12, 2014
  • ‘Compensating for Loss: New Orleans, the Domestic Slave Trade and the Creole Mutiny (1841)’, New Orleans: The Mis-fit City, International Symposium, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Maison de la Recherche -Aix-en-Provence, November 8-9, 2013
  • ‘“Inherent Vice”: Maritime Insurance, Transatlantic Slavery, and the Case of the Creole (1841)’, (Collaborative Panel on New Orleans and the Slave Trade), 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, January 3-6, 2013
  • ‘“Inherent Vice”: Maritime Insurance, Transatlantic Slavery, and the Case of the Creole (1841), 78th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association, Mobile, Alabama, US, November 1-4, 2012
  • Invited: ‘From Slavery to Indenture: Abolitionism and the “Free Labour” Debate’, Emancipation, Slave Ownership and the Remaking of the British Imperial World, Neale Lecture and Colloquium in British History, UCL, March 29-30, 2012
  • Invited: ‘”The Immortal Nineteen”: Slavery, Mutiny, and the Case of the Creole (1841)’, Maritime Radicalism during the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey Research Workshop, Institute of Social History, The Hague, May 21-22, 2012
  • Invited Discussant: Sites and Sights of Slavery Research Workshop, University of Nottingham, July 12, 2011
  • Scripting Slavery’s Endings: Liberated Africans, Resistance, and Reparation
  • ‘Rethinking the Modern’ Conference, British Sociological Association, University of Birmingham, July 11-12, 2011
  • “Inherent Vice”: Eighteenth Century Maritime Insurance, Transatlantic Slavery and Insurrection’, Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism during the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey Conference, Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, June 16-18, 2011
  • ‘”Race”, Labour and the “Liberated Africans” in the 1820s’, Politics, Philosophy and Aesthetics Seminar, University of Brighton, February 17, 2011
  • Invited: ‘The Archive of Transatlantic Slavery, Silence, and the Politics of Memory’, Archives and the Politics of History and Memory Symposium, Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton, December 4, 2010
  • Invited: ‘On Not Remembering: Transatlantic Slavery and Finance Capitalism’, Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, February 27, 2009
  • Invited: ‘Adam Smith: Sympathy, Suffering and Progress’, Reconfiguring the British: Nation, Empire, World, Institute of Historical Research Seminar, University of London, January 31, 2008

Keynotes/Public Lectures

  • Keynote: ‘Listening to the Archive of Transatlantic Slavery’ Museums of Memory: Narratives of Remembrance in the Arts and Humanities, Conference, University of Plymouth, 26 June 2014
  • Public Lecture: ‘Between History and Memory: The Transatlantic Slave Trade’, National Maritime Museum, March 15, 2007
  • Public Lecture: ‘Remembering Transatlantic Slavery: 1807 in 2007’, Brighton & Hove Museum, November 24, 2007

 Conference Organisation

  • Reparative Histories: Radical Narratives of ‘Race’ and Resistance Conference September 11-12, 2014, University of Brighton
  • Globalisation and Representation: Globalisation and its Discontents 3, 2005, University of Brighton
  • Politics, Culture, Resistance: Globalisation and Its Discontents 2, 2002,University of Brighton
  • Globalisation and Its Discontents, 2001, University of Brighton
  • New Directions: Post-colonialism, Histories and Identities, 1997, University of Sussex.

 Grants and awards

  • 2014: University of Brighton Research Sabbatical Scheme: One Semester Research Leave
  • 2012: University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts Research Award: One Term Research Leave
  • 2007: Arts and Humanities Research Council: Research Leave Grant, £18,104
  • 2005/6: University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Support Fund: Two Terms Research Leave
  • British Academy DPhil Studentship
  • 1997: British Academy Conference Grant, GRC Humanities Grant, GRC Culture and Community Studies Grant, University of Sussex for New Directions: Postcolonialism, Histories and Identities Conference
  • 1995-1996: Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Sussex

Juries, committees and editorial boards

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  • Peer Reviewer: Standard Grants for Economic and Social Research Council.
  • Reader: Rowman Littlefield, Minerva Journal of Women and War, Journal of American Studies, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
  • Co-founder and Convenor of the 'Politics, Philosophy, and Aesthetics' seminar, School of Humanities, University of Brighton 
  • AHRC TECHNE Doctoral Award Panellist: History
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