Cultures of Incarceration explores creative responses to the experience of incarceration across cultures and continents. Although often associated with imprisonment in a jail or prison, “incarcerate” can be applied to a host of historical and contemporary contexts – for example, to wartime internment camps, immigration detention centres, modern-day trafficking, and situations of domestic abuse or pandemic lockdowns. Within such carceral environments creativity has flourished in the form of songs, poetry, art or memoirs. The Centre considers how incarceration may act as a lightning rod for discussions of race, class, gender, humanity, and citizenship in countries across the world.

The Wilberforce Institute aims to advance fundamental knowledge of slavery and emancipation, informing policy, business practice and public debate at local, national and international levels

Treatied Spaces is a collaborative research group led by Professor Joy Porter and Dr Charles Prior, and based in the Department of History at the University of Hull. It brings together researchers, collaborators and partners from around the world including academics, Indigenous groups, museums, activists, artists, NGOs and policy-makers with the aim of making Indigenous treaties and environmental concerns central to global debates across disciplines.