Race and the Scottish Enlightenment

202025aug5:00 pm5:45 pmRace and the Scottish Enlightenment

Event Details

Join Lisa Williams for a short webinar on race and the Scottish Enlightenment.

Lisa Williams will address how thinkers in the Scottish Enlightenment contributed to ideas of race and racial hierarchies. Ideas of race influenced the debates by Enlightenment thinkers concerning slavery and colonialism and lofty philosophical ideals of liberty and equality were often limited in their application. Enlightenment scholars of African descent were able to use these principles to critique the morality of chattel slavery and fight for the liberty of ‘free coloureds’ and enslaved Africans in the West Indies.

The link to join the online session can be found at the bottom of your Eventbrite order confirmation email. This event will be delivered via Zoom.

When you book this event, your personal information will be held and used by the National Library of Scotland and Zoom for the purposes of allowing you to join the event. For full information about how the Library will hold and use your personal information, see our privacy pages, in particular our event booking privacy notice (https://www.nls.uk/privacy/event-booking-notice).

To register

Book your tickets



August 25, 2020 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm(GMT+00:00)


Get Directions