University of Dundee Founders Project

We are delighted to welcome Dr Cassandra Gooptar to the University of Dundee.

Cassandra takes up the post of Post-Doctoral Researcher on the University of Dundee Founders Project.

The post aims to discover more about the University of Dundee founding bequests and donations. 

This will be achieved through archival and historical research into the provenance of bequests and donations to University of Dundee and affiliate institutions and their associations with slavery and empire. 

Cassandra is also committed to engaging with the various multicultural Dundee communities associated to her findings.

The Slave’s Lament at the National Galleries of Scotland

Graham Fagen. The Slave’s Lament, 2015 Four-channel colour video installation, with sound, 14 min. 27 sec.

Now on display as part of the landmark exhibition spanning 110 years titled New Arrivals: From Salvador Dalí to Jenny Saville 27 November 2021 – spring 2023 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR  

Ghetto Priest and the Scottish Ensemble perform The Slave’s Lament, composed by Sally Beamish, produced by Adrian Sherwood with additional guitars by Skip “Little Axe” McDonald and drums by Lincoln “Style” Scott.

A song credited to Robert Burns and first published in James Johnson’s Scots Musical Museum in 1792.

Made for Scotland + Venice 2015, curated by Hospitalfield.

The work was kindly gifted to the National Galleries of Scotland by Outset UK.

Reimagining The Narrative: Black Voices

Visit Black History website interviews curator Elizabeth Abston as well as Graham Fagen and Ghetto Priest about Fagen’s art work The Slave’s Lament which is currently on display as part of New Symphony of Time at the Mississippi Museum of Art.