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Recent scholarship indicates the importance and widespread character of slave trade and slavery in the Indian Ocean and maritime Asia from the early modern period well into the nineteenth century.... [Event]
Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Archipelago Worlds (16th to 19th Century) New Research, Results and ComparisonsThursday 10 and Friday 11 November 2016, International Workshop, IISH,... [Event]
 In film theatre Lab111, the IISH organizes on Wednesday October 21st the Dutch premiere of the documentary 'Ghosts of Amistad: In the footsteps of the rebels’.Time 20.30 |Location: Lab111, Arie... [Event]
17.00-18.30 uur.Het Nederlandse slavernijverleden in Azië is nog altijd vrij onbekend. Dat komt niet alleen doordat historici zich wat slavernij betreft lange tijd vooral op ‘de West’ richtten, maar... [Event]
Het debat over het slavernijverleden beperkt zich in Nederland meestal tot de Atlantische slavenhandel. Minder bekend is dat in de vroegmoderne tijd (1600-1800) ook in Azië grote aantallen slaven... [Event]
Sidney Chalhoub is professor of history at the University of Campinas, Brazil, and one of the best specialists in Slavery, particularly after its abolition in Brazil.  Professor Chalhoub claims that... [Event]
The colloquium focused on the long-term consequences of the British abolition of the Atlantic slave trade (1807-8). The conference focused on:the "invention" of alternative forms of labor recruitment... [Event]
The PhD thesis of postdoctoral researcher Rafaël Thiébaut won the 2018 Thesis Prize of the Comité national pour la mémoire et l’histoire de l’esclavage ( In his thesis he... [News]
On 10 and 11 November, the specialist workshop Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Archipelago Worlds (16th to 19th Century): New Research, Results and Comparisons organized by Matthias... [News]
Matthias van Rossum (IISH) has been awarded a Veni grant (NWO) for his research project Between local debts and global markets: Explaining slavery in South and Southeast Asia 1600-1800. His research... [News]