Dr Olivette Otele is a Historian, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages. Her research centres around transnational history and in particular the links between history, collective memory and geopolitics in relation to European colonial past. As one of the recipients of an AHRC-LABEX Pasp grant, Dr Otele is currently conducting a research project entitled “Telling one’s story, redefining collective memory: the challenges of African refugees and migrants in 21st century Europe”.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaverySlavery and visual memory: what Britain can learn from France
The debate over Edward Colston’s statue goes to the heart of the visual politics of memory and history. What can...