Dr. Sarah Lentz 

University of Bremen, GERMANY
Jul 2021 - Jun 2024
Associate Junior Fellow

Sarah Lentz

Projekte & Publikationen

Abstract of the workshop project\r\nThe fundamental idea of my suggested workshop is to bring together leading experts on a \r\nparticipation of people of German origin in the global slaving system to arrive at a more \r\ncomprehensible understanding of the extent to which the German-speaking territories were \r\nentangled in the global slaving economy. As specialists for different geographical slaving \r\neconomies these historians will shed light on the individual situation in each of the relevant\r\nterritories, while the joint expertise of the participants will for the first time enable a \r\ncomparison of a German involvement in slavery and the slave trade worldwide. Besides the \r\nfocus on the profiteers of the global slavery system themselves, the workshop will explore \r\nsocietal, discursive and economic entanglements with the German territories. Consequently,\r\nsuch a systematic inquiry would a) trace biographical patterns of said German profiteers, b) \r\nadd to the already established data on enslaved people brought to the German territories, c) \r\nestimate profits gained from an involvement in slavery, d) research the discursive engagement \r\nwith slavery. With regard to the personal benefit of the workshop for the applicant it is \r\nconceived to build the starting point for several subsequent research co-operations, such as the \r\ncreation of a database bringing together all-known information on said slavery profiteers