On 6th July, CitiGen post-doc Sarah Abel presented a paper on naming practices in the context of slavery in the Danish Caribbean, at a symposium held at the University of Leicester on the topic “Becoming and Belonging: the Significance of Personal Names”.

The presentation was co-written with PI Gísli Pálsson, and drew upon anthropological and historical research from his recent publication The Man Who Stole Himself.

The symposium was organised by Dr. Jane Pilcher, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester. For full details of the symposium agenda, visit the Department of Sociology website.