Professor Filip de Boeck (Leuven) will give a lecture on: "Towers and Holes: the (after)life of urban infrastructure in Central Africa." Gravensteen, Room 11, 3-5pm. All are welcome.
Global Interactions is please to annouce our first annual event, co-organized with the new Research Center for Material Culture (NMWV) and the KITLV. This two part event takes up the topic of Global Slavery. The June 11-12th workshop, 'Global Slavery and the Exhibitionary Impulse' , will foster discussions around the histories, definitions and representations of slavery. In November, we will follow up this event with a more focused discussion on the issue of reparations and redress in a roundtable discussion, 'On the Politics and Poetics of Redress'. Together, these activities aim to bring critical and engaged public attention to important issues concerning slavery pasts and their legacies in the present.
Conference 'Slaving Zones: Cultural Identities, Ideologies, and Institutions in the Evolution of Global Slavery'
It is with great pleasure that the Leiden Slavery Studies Association extends to historians and other scholars of global slavery an invitation to participate in an upcoming conference entitled “Slaving Zones: Cultural Identities, Ideologies, and Institutions in the Evolution of Global Slavery,” to be hosted on 1-2 June 2015 by the Institute for History at Leiden University in the Netherlands.