The Local Roots / Global Routes webpage has been launched with the posting of a blog by the project’s research intern Mike Watson. Local Roots / Global Routes is a collaborative project between LBS and Hackney Museum and Archives. Running from December 2013 to October 2014 the project aims to create a Key Stage 3 (ages 13-14) resource concerning the links between Hackney and transatlantic slavery. This will involve exploring the black presence in the borough as well as finding out more about Hackney residents with links to slave-ownership, the production of goods produced by the enslaved, and abolition. Local Roots / Global Routes is one of 15 projects which are part of the Share Academy programme. Share Academy is a partnership project between University College London, University of the Arts London, and London Museums Group – funded by Arts Council England (ACE). It aims to develop and foster relationships between specialist London museums and academics.