The Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Cultures of Slavery (CLCS) connects a series of research initiatives related to modern (1440-) forms of slavery and their past and present repercussions across continents. The centre has three main areas of inquiry:
The centre has established contacts with top research centres on slavery around the world and has held a series of conferences related to the core topics mentioned above. We are currently putting together a three volume Comparative Literary History of Modern Slavery to be published with John Benjamin’s Press in 2019-20. Furthermore, the centre has been an active participant in the discussions about Denmark’s colonial past and contemporary repercussions in the form of memory politics and racism and has housed a number of seminars on this topic. We are currently working to establish a formal research collaboration with key scholars from Ghana to explore the shared history between Ghana and Denmark.
The Head of the centre is Associate professor Mads Anders Baggesaard