Slavery Studies, Online
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.
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:
- Cultural and legal studies
There 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