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Slavery Studies, Online

31 March 2022

20 June - 26 June 2022

Slavery Studies is a new course under development at UWC Mahindra College that looks at slavery from a multidisciplinary perspective.

We aim to help students understand and navigate the topic of slavery in a way that is up-to-date, historically accurate, academically well-informed, morally grounded, and sensitive to the horrors. We view education as a vital tool in the global fight to end slavery and oppression, in close alignment with the UWC mission statement.slavery studies

This 7-day online course will include case studies in both historical and contemporary slavery from around the world, with a focus on India. Students will engage with perspectives from:

  • Sociology
  • History
  • Economics
  • Literature
  • Music
  • History
  • Cultural and legal studies 

slavery studiesThere will be readings accompanied by online interactive commentary, followed by a daily online seminar discussion conducted by facilitators. Students will also be asked to complete small and structured research projects and invited to do a larger research project at the end of the course (to be hosted on our school’s website). There will also be guest lectures and engagement from alumni.

Warnings about the course: The realities of slavery are brutal, and learning about them can be traumatic. Students who apply for this course should be ready to read about and discuss racism, gender, caste, and other forms of violent oppression. The course also asks students to think carefully about their choice of words. Students should be prepared to have their ideas and assumptions challenged. Apologist or pro-slavery perspectives will not be allowed.


Dates: 20 June - 26 June 2022

Location: This course will take place online

Participant age requirement: 15 - 19 years

Language of course facilitation: English

Application information: Find an application form here

Application deadline: 15 April 2022 

Course fee: INR 15,999

For more details: Find out more on our website or email us 

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