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Dr Nicholas Radburn

Lecturer in the History of the Atlantic World 1500 - 1800

Nicholas Radburn

Bowland College



Tel: +44 1524 592769

PhD supervision

I would welcome inquiries from students interested broadly in Atlantic World History, but especially the themes of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, plantation slavery, cross-cultural trade, and economic history.


I am a historian of the Atlantic World, with a particular focus on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. My current book project examines slave-trading merchants in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, and shows how their profit-motivated decisions massively expanded the trade, and powerfully shaped the experiences of enslaved people. I am a co-editor of the AHRC- and NEH-funded project Slave Voyages, a digital memorial to the 12.5 million Africans who were forcibly transported through the slave trade. I have also developed a digital model of a slave ship that is used in museums and classrooms around the world. 

Current Teaching

I convene two undergraduate modules “The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1500-1865” (HIST241) and "Slavery & Freedom: North America, 1620-1800" (HIST240). I am also co-convenor for "Outreach, heritage and public history placement" (HIST491).

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