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The Materiality of German Colonial Memory

The Modern History Research Group and European Studies of the University of Amsterdam invite you to attend a lecture by Dr Britta Schilling (Utrecht), entitled: ‘A Controversial Heirloom: The Materiality of German Colonial Memory’.



Date: Tuesday 22 November, 17:00-18:30
Location: University of Amsterdam/Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis | kamer F 208 B
Kloveniersburgwal 48 | 1012 CX Amsterdam



Britta Schilling

Britta Schilling joined the History Department of Utrecht University in September 2015. She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2010 and then worked in teaching and administration in the History Department at University College London. From 2012 up to her appointment at Utrecht, she was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge. During this time, she was also a tutor for the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. Her research interests include German colonialism, comparative studies of empire and postcolonial legacies. Methodologically she specializes in cultural history, memory and material culture. She is currently working on a history of European homes in in sub-Saharan Africa between 1880 and 1960.

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