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New Insights and Approaches to Research and Education in Colonial Slavery History and its Afterlives in the Dutch Caribbean Islands and Suriname

10 November 2023, the University of Curaçao organised a symposium on new insights and approaches within the study of the Dutch colonial slavery past and its significance for research and education regarding the local history of the Dutch Caribbean islands and of Suriname.

The symposium is organised in honor of the publication of the book Staat en slavernij: Het Nederlandse koloniale slavernijverleden en zijn doorwerkingen last June. The symposium aimed to answer the following questions: Where do the Dutch Caribbean islands and Suriname currently stand in terms of research and education on the slavery past and its repercussions? What are the current developments in this field? what new insights are emerging and what do they mean for further research and education? 

Several authors from the Dutch Caribbean and/or Suriname, who contributed to Staat en slavernij, provided their views on new perspectives and approaches in slavery history and their relevance for further research and education. The speakers were: Liesbeth Echteld (Chair of the University of Curaçao Research Institute, UCRI, literary scholar), Esther Captain (historian), Matthias van Rossum (historian), Urwin Vyent (sociologist), Jeanne Henriquez (historian), Luc Alofs (historian/anthropologist), Margo Groenewoud (historian), Charles do Rego (geographer/historian), Helmut Gezius (historian), Hilde Neus (gender expert) and Rose Mary Allen (anthropologist/historian).

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10 November 2023


09.00 - 17.00 


University of Curaçao, Auditorium
Jan Noorduynweg 111


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