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Mano Delea promoveert op Panafrikanisme

Mano Delea, zal op vrijdag 11 januari 2019 zijn proefschrift Pan-Africanism: a Legacy of Slavery, verdedigen aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. read on…

Pan-Africanism: promotie Mano Delea

Mano Delea (parttime werkzaam bij het Ninsee) nodigt u graag uit voor zijn promotie aan de UvA op 11 januari 2019. Het proefschrift dat hij zal verdedigen heeft de titel: Pan-Africanism: A Legacy of Slavery. read on…

Boekpresentatie: 20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe

Hierbij nodig ik u van harte uit voor de presentatie van het nieuwste boek van Prof. Stephen Small getiteld 20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe. read on…

Internationale Conferentie Slavernij VOS en IISR

Louis Kalema – Slavendrijvers
Het programma voor de internationale conferentie welke georganiseerd wordt door Vereniging Ons Suriname en International Institute for Scientific Research (IISR) in het kader van 150 jaar afschaffing slavernij is nu definitief vastgesteld. De conferentie is ingebed in de Summer School on Black Europe die van 24 juni t/m 5 juli 2013 plaatsvindt in Amsterdam.
Het programma ziet er als volgt uit.

Vrijdag 28 juni vanaf 18.00 uur
Ontvangst van de internationale gasten. (Niet toegankelijk voor het publiek.)

Zaterdag 29 juni van 10.00-17.30 uur
Stephen Small (USA): Legacy of the struggle against slavery: how concepts, ideas and experiences of the resistance to slavery are expressed.
Kwame Nimako (Ned): The African response to slavery: the resistance to slavery in Africa.
Jeanne Henriquez (Curaçao): Tula and his legacy – the 1795 uprising on Curaçao.
Frank Dragtenstein (Ned): Marronage in the Caribbean: analysis and theory of resistance.
!Wegens persoonlijke omstandigheden kan Frank Dragtenstein zijn paper over marronage niet meer presenteren. In plaats daarvan zal Robert Justin Connell een paper presenteren met een vergelijking tussen marrons in Jamaica en Suriname. Connell is afgestudeerd aan de University of California Berkeley en werkt aan een dissertatie over marrons in Jamaica en Suriname. !

Zondag 30 juni van 10.00-17.30 uur
Rita Tjien Fooh (Sur): Women, resistance and slavery.
Rudy Uda (Ned): The culture of resistance: how resistance was expressed in culture during slavery.
Ramon Grosfoguel (USA): The Haitian revolution. Causes, description and immediate effects.
Livio Sansone (Ned/Brasil): Brazil – resistance and struggle in the largest slave society in the America’s.
Sandew Hira (Den Haag): Conceptualizing resistance to slavery: class, race and colonialism.

De voertaal is Engels.

Slavernij in de zuidelijke staten van de VS
 
Toegang: € 12,50 per dag
Studenten: € 7,50 per dag
Plaats: Vereniging Ons Suriname
Zeeburgerdijk 19-A
1093 SK Amsterdam
Klik hier om je aan te melden.
Meer informatie: +31 6 412 837 85
Email: info@iisr.nl
Bezoek de site: www.iisr.nl

Nimako & Willemsen: The Dutch Atlantic – Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation

Dit jaar kwam bij Pluto Press het boek uit van Kwame Nimako en wijlen Glenn Willemsen over Nederland en haar slavernijverleden: The Dutch Atlantic – Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation.
Dit boek is een doorbraak in de koloniale geschiedschrijving. Waar veel auteurs over het Nederlandse slavernijverleden blijven steken in beschrijvingen met impliciete stellingen komen Nimako en Willemsen al vrij direct tot de kern van de zaak: een theoretisch en analytisch kader voor het begrijpen van zowel het slavernijverleden als de manier waarop men vandaag ermee omgaat in Nederland. In hun theoretisch kader behandelen de auteurs de context en concepten waarmee we slavernij beter kunnen begrijpen. Ze gaan uitvoering in op de relatie tussen slavernij en de opkomst van een wereldorde gedomineerd door Europa. Slavernij in Suriname en het Caraïbisch gebied worden in dat kader geplaatst. Nimako en Willemsen maken korte metten met de fantasie alsof de afschaffing van slavernij ook de emancipatie betekende van de Afrikanen in Suriname. Het hoofdstuk hierover heeft niet voor niets “abolitie zonder emancipatie”.
De schrijvers leggen uit wat het verband is tussen godsdienst, klasse, sexe en ras in de koloniale samenleving en de manier waarop die relaties doorwerken in het heden.
Het boek is voorzien van een voorwoord van Professor Stephen Small, bijzonder hoogleraar slavernijgeschiedenis aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Titel: The Dutch Atlantic – Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation

Aantal pagina’s: 267
Prijs: € 25,00
ISBN: 978-0-7453-3107-2
Uitgever: IISR en NiNsee

Symposium over religie en slavernij

Het Nationaal instituut Nederlands slavernijverleden en erfenis (NiNsee) organiseert het jaarlijkse internationale symposium Trajectories of Emancipation met dit jaar het thema, Religion and Slavery.

Datum: 29 en 30 juni 2011
Locatie: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Hoofdgebouw
Gelieve uw aanwezigheid per e-mail te bevestigen aan Amy Abdou: a.abdou@ninsee.nl

Programme
Tuesday 28 June 2011
17.00- 19.00 Arrival of participants, registration, and reception at NiNsee. Welcome Address- Artwell Cain, NiNsee
Wednesday 29 June 2011: Day 1
Location: Vrije Universiteit, hoofdgebouw room 14 A-05
10.00-10.30 Coffee/Tea
10.30-10.45 Opening Remarks- Susan Legêne
10.45-12.30 Morning Session
Keynote Speaker- Lewis Gordon
“Afro-Jewish Reflections from Passover: Religion, Enslavement, and Memorializing the Reparation of the World”
Theme: Church and State
Speakers: Susan Legêne, Kwame Nimako
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.30 Afternoon Session
Theme: Inclusion of Multiple Perspectives
Speakers Hilary Beckles, Tiffany Ruby Patterson, Stephen Small
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Location: Vrije Universiteit, hoofdgebouw room 16 A-00 (Kerkzaal)
10.00-10.30 Coffee/Tea
10.30-12.30 Morning Session
Keynote Speaker – Ramon Grosfoguel
“Reflections on Bartolomé Las Casas’s famous debate with Gines de Sepúlveda on the status and suitability of indigenous peoples for slavery ”
Theme: Christianity and Slavery
Speakers Humphrey Lamur & Ruth Dors, Dienke Hondius
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.30 Afternoon Session
Debate: Social and Moral responsibility within organized religions to address the legacy of slavery
Chair Kwame Nimako
Speakers: Stephen Small, Dienke Hondius, Lewis Gordon
16.45-

Representation of Slavery Museums, Memorials and Monuments

The National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee) invites you to participate in a two day International Symposium on June 29 & 30, 2010 in Amsterdam entitled: Public History and Collective Memory: Representation of Slavery Museums, Memorials and Monuments in the 21st Century. The planned symposium is designed to interrogate the meaning and significance of public history and collective memory in relation to the Trans Atlantic slave trade and slavery.

The objectives for the planned symposium are three-fold; First, to bring together scholars of slavery to interrogate and discuss the meaning and significance of public history and collective memory in relation to Trans Atlantic slavery. Second, to bring together experts to share experiences with and knowledge of slavery museums, memorials and monuments. Third, to use the knowledge gained from this symposium as background information for the commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of the slavery monument in the Netherlands.

Programme: Trajectories of Emancipation
Public History and Collective Memory: Representation of Slavery Museums, Memorial and Monuments in the 21st Century

Opening
Monday June 28th, 2010
Location: NiNsee
16.00-17.00 Guests are welcome to visit the NiNsee exhibitions, Child in Chains and Breaking the Silence
17.00-19.00 First day, arrivals, registration and reception

Day One
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
hoofdgebouw room 14 A-05
Morning Session- 9:30-12.45
Welcome Address: Artwell Cain

First Session:
Chair: Artwell Cain
Theme: Shared History, Multiple Meanings

Stephen Small – Keynote Address
“Back to the future from the back of the big house: Museums, Public History and Collective Memory”

This paper considers the mobilization by African Diasporic communities in the United States and Europe, to remember, commemorate and protest slavery and its legacy. This mobilization is placed in the context of broader protest and/or commemorative movements (such as the Holocaust, the Alamo, Japanese internment as well as other incidents of (inter-)national shame or guilt. In the paper I raise a series of questions concerning the role of academics, community mobilization, migration, and museums, all in the context of unequal access to resources (financial, political, and cultural) in struggles for collective representations. And for the legacy of slavery in particular, I make the case for serious consideration to be given to alternative sources of knowledge and insights as we draw on the voices and visions of Black men and women who have been historically marginalized.

Kwame Nimako
“Conceptual Clarity, Please!
On the uses and abuses of the concepts of ‘slave’ and ‘trade’ in the study of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery”

This paper reflects on the way the concepts of ‘slave’ and ‘trade’ have been used in the study of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. There seems to be a disjuncture between the concepts of slave and trade and the empirical basis for those concepts. The concept of slave suggests that slaves were traded; we will argue that the empirical bases hereof are weak. The concept of trade is also based on collaboration theory. Here also we will argue that the empirical bases hereof are weak.

Coffee Break

Second Session
Chair: Ramon Grosfoguel

Dmitri van den Bersselaar
“A shared history of the transatlantic slave trade?”
Co-Authored with Thomas Thurston from the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale

This paper will introduce and discuss the first ‛Middle Passages’ International Teachers Institute. The institute was held in Ghana in August 2009 and brought together teachers from the United Kingdom, Ghana and the United States with leading slave trade historians and education specialists. The aim of the institute was to bring together, and reflect on, the different ways in which the slave trade is taught in each of the three countries from which our teachers came.

Alan Rice
“Guerrilla Memorialisation: The Politics of 21st Century Slave Remembrance Memorials in Europe”

This paper will discuss Lubaina Himid’s satirical performance piece. What are Monuments For … Possible Landmarks on the Urban Map (2009). In this she manipulates a glossy guide book to the world cities of London and Paris to imagine what might have been if the contributions of African diasporan peoples to the capitals had been fully taken on board in the memorial landscape over the last three centuries.

Lunch 13.00-14.00

Afternoon Session 14.15- 17.00
Chair: Kwame Nimako
Theme: Inclusion of voices (African, Caribbean) who have been traditionally absent from the discussion on commemoration, representation, and teaching in the realm of slavery and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Sadri Khiari
The Issue of Memory in Decolonial Struggles in France

Veronique Helenon
“The Commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the French Context”

This paper examines the steps taken by Black French to organize the abolition of slavery in France. Aspects of the situation in the French Caribbean will also be included. How does this commemoration inform the current situation of Blacks in the French Republic today? Special attention will be paid to the meaning and limits of this event.

Ramon Grosfoguel
Memory, Slavery and Epistemic Racism
Elviera Sandi
The case of Suriname

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Day Two
Wednesday June 30th, 2010
Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
hoofdgebouw room 7 A-06
Morning Session-9.30-12.45
Theme: Belonging, visual representations and the legacy of colonialism
First Session
Chair: Dienke Hondius

Susan Legêne
“Detached inclusion: Belonging, the legacy of migration experiences and their public representation”

In the normative Dutch discourse on the integration of immigrants in Dutch society, good (cultural) citizenship is linked to affinity with the national history of the Netherlands. The Dutch history of slave trade, slavery and abolition is acknowledged as part of this national history. However, as far as this acknowledgement also integrates (part of) the history of Dutch people of Surinamese descent into the history of the Netherlands, this historical inclusion creates new detachments in the present as well. Is there a continuity with respect to the notion of cultural citizenship, between colonial Surinamese society and current public representations of a shared migration past in the Netherlands? What could be the value of historicizing this notion of cultural citizenship? This will be the leading question in this paper that will focus on legacies of slavery and indentured labour.

Cheryl Bolden
“Collective memory , Collective responsibility . Why it is important to include the youth in the conversation concerning the legacy of slavery.”

Coffee Break
Chair: Kwame Nimako

Hardy Frye
” Slavery Legacy and the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements,”

Rael Salley
“Exhibiting Memory: Visuality, Museums and Black Diaspora”

Lunch 13.00-14.00

Afternoon Session 14.15-17.00
Theme: Debate on social responsibility and wrestling with issues of public commemoration

Moderator: Léontine Meijer-van Mensch

Three key stakeholders can be indentified with regard to the preservation of heritage in general and intangible heritage in particular, i.e. the source community itself, local and national authorities, and (heritage) professionals. In the Netherlands, the debate on intangible heritage is rather recent. The UNESCO Convention of 2003 has stimulated discussion among professionals, but in a limited sense. The last few years, however, the topic has been addressed by politicians and as a consequence, intangible heritage became subject of a public debate. Much more than tangible heritage, intangible heritage became the focus point of a national debate on identity. This political instrumentalisation of (intangible) heritage by appropriation and rejection, introducing the dichotomy between ‘us’ and ‘them’ is clearly illustrated by the speech delivered by the Dutch politician Rita Verdonk in 2008. Is the memory of slavery still not perceived as an intrinsic part of Dutch society? What is the role of the heritage professional and the source community in this? Do on the one hand, professionals create meaning and visibility, but on the other hand, however, does professional involvement not tend to exclude source communities from the process of signification and appropriation?

Guest Participants:
Andrea Kieskamp
Wayne Modest
Stephen Small
Dmitri van den Bersselaar

17.00- Closing conversations over drinks on the terrace of the Vrije Universiteit

This event has been organised by the National Institute for the Study of the Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee) in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit.

To register for this event, please contact Amy Abdou at a.abdou@ninsee.nl

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