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The Complexities of Black Life in the Netherlands

On the occasion of the publication of Francio Guadeloupe’s new book Black Man in the Netherlands: an Afro-Antillean Anthropology, various scholars studying Dutch realities of racism, the afterlife of colonialism, conviviality and urban popular culture join the author in conversation.

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Slavery in the Cultural Imagination

Conference – Slavery in the Cultural Imagination; Voices of Dissent in the Neerlandophone Space, 17th-21st Century

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH), and Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) are co-convening a two-day conference on the cultural imagination of slavery. The conference will be held on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2021 at the universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht.

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Equaliberty in the Dutch Caribbean

Equaliberty in the Dutch Caribbean is a collection of essays that explores fundamental questions of equality and freedom on the non-sovereign islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

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De Gids: mode, meerstemmig

De gevolgen van koloniale systemen werken tot de dag van vandaag door in ons dagelijks leven. Dat geldt ook voor kleding: in hoe mode wordt geproduceerd, maar ook in hoe zij wordt gepresenteerd, gedragen en verzameld. Er is nog nauwelijks een begin gemaakt met het vertellen van het verhaal van zwarte ontwerpers en zwarte modellen.

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Caribbean Research Programme Chair Assigned to Francio Guadeloupe

Former University of St. Martin (USM) president Dr. Francio Guadeloupe has become one of the two recipients of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) grants assigned to the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom and will serve as research programme chair, based at USM for the next five years. The announcement was made on Thursday, 7 January by Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ms. Ingrid van Engelshoven at the annual four-country consultation meetings for the Dutch Caribbean.

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My grandmother, corona, and my neighbour’s cat

by Francio Guadeloupe

A few days ago I saw a report on the BBC about cleaners having to go to work in the midst of the Corona pandemic. Cleanliness remains godliness, perhaps even more so these day, and once again it is those who earn the least that have to keep western civilization looking immaculate. Most of us see the spotless buildings and streets, but most of us do not really see them.

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Talking out loud

Symposium | Talking out loud: Towards an interdisciplinary approach on postcolonial and decolonial thoughts | 28 February 2020

As veritable tools against the colonial discourses and methodologies postcolonial and decolonial thoughts play an important role in academic debates. With the emergence of postcolonial and decolonial thoughts, researchers from various disciplines propose to look at the world differently through a critical perspective, by rejecting the dominant theories and methodologies.

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Conference: Collaboration, Creativity and Change in the Imaginations of our Kingdom

Both national and international funding agencies increasingly require research proposals to incorporate multilevel collaboration in order to impact the lives of the people we do research with. As a beneficiary of such funding, the IMANAT (Imagining the Nation in the Classroom) consortium included partners from various disciplines from across the Kingdom. These collaborations raised some important questions: How to integrate various needs, demands and imagination, or better: who decides what is valuable to who? How can collaborations change during and after research? Does academic knowledge or research experience allow us any sort of ‘expert’ position? Must we produce academic papers and policy briefs only, or can we coproduce films, sounds and art collections? How indeed do we employ our creativity? This one-day symposium brings together artists, activists, various academics, and policymakers to share previous experiences and imagine new possibilities in Dutch Caribbean research.​

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Presentatie opzet onderzoek koloniale en slavernijverleden van Rotterdam

Ter uitvoering van een motie van de Rotterdamse gemeenteraad wordt een wetenschappelijk onderzoek uitgevoerd naar het koloniale en slavernijverleden van Rotterdam. Omdat deze geschiedenis bedoeld is voor alle Rotterdammers wordt op 17 juni de opzet van het onderzoek in een publiekspresentatie gepresenteerd. read on…

Decolonizing the Africa Museum in Tervuren. Turns of the decolonizing debate

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How to decolonize a colonial museum? The reopening of the Africamuseum in Tervuren (Brussels) – founded by Leopold II – became the object of fierce debate. Anthropologist Bambi Ceuppens, the commissioner of the Museum’s renovation, was at the center. (Ex-)colonials wanted more respect for Belgium’s colonial heritage, others found the decolonizing half-hearted. Ceuppens will discuss problems and possible solutions. read on…

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