The Spanish historian, accompanied by Nicholas Guyatt, also a Cambridge Professor, spoke of the abolitionist movement in Spain and its evolution in step with the complex political and economic reality of the 19th Century in Spain.
The Ambassador thanked Professor Sanjurjo for his great work, in which he places clarity on a complex and little-known subject. He also recalled the responsibility of governments and societies to eradicate new forms of modern slavery.
Jesús Sanjurjo (Gijón, 1991) is a Professor at the University of Cambridge and has PhD in Spanish History and the Atlantic World from the Leeds University. Furthermore, he is a Junior Fellow at the Leverhulme and Isaac Newton Foundations at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. Jesús Sanjurjo has published several articles and recently co-edited a special issue for Atlantic Studies magazine dedicated to slavery and the abolition of the slave trade in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.