Olivette Otele

Olivette Otele for BBC History Magazine.


  • How Africans changed Early Modern Europe
  • Ashburton Hall, Elizabeth II Court
  • Sunday 7 October
  • 10.30–11.30

Olivette will delve into the ways people of African descent integrated into the European societies they were brought or born into between the 16th and 21st centuries. Many relied on a complex network of connections or community support from their peers.


Dr Olivette Otele is reader in history at Bath Spa University, specialising in the British and French empires and their legacies. Her publications focus on the history and memory of slavery and its lasting impact on Europe, Africa, Canada and the Indian Ocean.


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