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Post Study Research and Acknowledgements

"Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand" A Chinese proverb

To build on my research in this dynamic hobby, yet emerging academic discipline and to generate necessary funding opportunities, interested parties/academics in this field or with alternative thoughts and ideas may contact me on email...M dot Tomlin-Kraftner at warwick dot ac dot uk. The Slavery Compensation records of the British colonies need to be thoroughly mined and digitised for further data in gender related studies, ownership of property by women, family history with genealogical details, consumption behaviour habits in the slavery society, comparative American studies of slavery societies, which adds a wealth of knowledge in understanding the Caribbean and American slavery society. The records contain wills, deeds, various family certificates and letters generated for claiming the £20m slavery compensation. Using prosopographical analysis, can reconstruct lives without the presence of diaries. This is especially important for descendants of enslaved people in seeking to understand human geographical movements during the disapora, which impinges on their family history, home, origins and identity. It also highlights a wealth of knowledge on consumer behaviour in the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

As I progress research in gender studies or mixed race studies, I will need volunteers from various genealogical study groups to participate in discussion forums, ethnographic studies and their own family history journeys. Watch this space for further details.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank some people who have assisted me in making this study possible through ongoing adverse circumstances;

  • Prof. Trevor Burnard, University of Warwick,
  • Assoc. Prof Cecily Jones, University of Warwick
  • Despina Weber, Disability Services Team, University of Warwick
  • Dr. Rebecca Earle, Director of Graduate Studies, History Dept., Universty of Warwick
  • Dr. Mihai Balanescu, Graduate School Programme, University of Warwick
  • Headway Brain Injury Association, Poole, Dorset - an excellent charity that specialises in various rehabilitation methods for people with head injury
  • DSA, Borough of Poole, Dorset - giving support to students with disabilities
  • Louisa Boston-Mammah, DEED, Development Education in Dorset see or 
  • Everyone Active staff in Poole, Drs. John and Rita Prossor - ongoing GP rehabilitation and physical support
  • My immediate family and friends, especially Dieter Kraftner, Nicole Foreste, Heidi Northbrook and Katanneh Karimian


With my youngest grandchild

Maple Tree Trevor Burnard

 Headway Brain Injury Association, Poole