Guest Lecture 28 May 2015

Guest Lecture: Jonathan Locke Hart, “Comparative Slavery in the Atlantic World: An Interdisciplinary Approach” Thursday 28 May, 16:00-17:30 Huizinga conference room (2nd floor)    

Book Presentation Matthias van Rossum

On Wednesday 13 May LSSA member Matthias van Rossum will present his new book on slavery in Asia under the VOC titled Kleurrijke tragiek. De geschiedenis van slavernij onder de VOC (Uitgeverij Verloren 2015). The time and location are 17-18:30 hrs at Spui 25 in Amsterdam. See below for the Dutch announcement.

Slaving Zones Conference

On 1-2 June 2015 the LSSA will host an international conference on the theme “Slaving Zones: Cultural Identities, Ideologies, and Institutions in the Evolution of Global Slavery.” Nearly 50 speakers from all over the world will present their latest research on slavery. For more information, see the conference website:

Book Presentation

Reggie Baay has agreed to come give a talk about his new book Daar werd wat gruwelijks verricht: Slavernij in Nederlands-Indië. The date is Thursday, 19 February from 17-18.00 hrs. The location is Lipsius building, room 148. We hope to have a decent turn-out so please come! For more information on the book, see

Brown Bag Seminar

You are all cordially invited to a brown bag seminar on Thursday, 29 January, 11-13.00 hrs. The location is the conference room (Huizinga building, 2nd floor). Two LISS members will present their research. In the first hour, Maartje Janse will discuss her forthcoming article for Past & Present titled “Holland as a little England? British Anti- Slavery Missionaries and Continental Abolitionist Movements in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.” She will be followed by Jeff Fynn-Paul, who will talk about his 2014 book chapter publication “Reasons for the Limited Scope and Duration of ‘Renaissance Slavery’ in Southern Europe (ca. 1348-ca. 1750): A New Structuralist Analysis”, which appeared in Simonetta Cavaciocchi (ed.), Serfdom and Slavery in the European Economy, 11th-18th Centuries (Firenze: Florence University Press, 2014), 337-350. Their respective publications will be distributed to you in advance to stimulate discussion.