It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the workshop “Slavery in The Black Sea Region: Forms of Unfreedom at the Intersection between Islam and Christianity, c. 900-1900,” hosted by Leiden Slavery Studies Association and taking place at Leiden University on 30-31 May 2017 (location: Lipsius building, room 1.48).
On 29 May 2017 Professor Yvette Christianse (Barnard College, New York) will give a public lecture titled "At Sea in the Archive: Slavery, Indenture, and the Indian Ocean."
The University of Bonn, Germany, is happy to announce the opening of the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS).
On Tuesday 4 April , the next LISA lecture will take place. Marjoleine Kars (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) will speak on her current research, with a lecture titled: "Freedom Marooned: An Atlantic Slave Rebellion in the Early Modern Dutch Caribbean "
On 16 March 2017 the Institute of History will host an international conference titled "Beyond the 'Slave Community' and 'Resistance' Paradigms: Alternative Approaches to the Social Lives of Bondspeople in the Atlantic World." Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The university library is planning to acquire a fantastic new database: "Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice".
It is with great pleasure that we invite historians of slavery and of the Black Sea region to participate in the upcoming workshop entitled “Slavery in the Black Sea Region, c. 1000-1900: Forms of Unfreedom at the Intersection between Orthodox Christianity and Islam” to be hosted on 30-31 May 2017 by Leiden University in the Netherlands.
The Leiden Slavery Studies Association (LSSA) invites proposals for papers to be presented at its second biennial conference to be held 1-3 June 2017 at Leiden University. The keynote speakers include JAMES WARREN and ANTHONY REID.
On Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Karwan Fatah-Black will give a public lecture (in Dutch) about the slavery debates at Leiden University in the mid-eighteenth century. The lecture starts at 16:00 and the location is Gravensteen 1.11.
On 19 October and 15 December 2016 Leiden will host two lectures on the Dutch connections with North American slavery.
An interesting Ottoman History podcast that deals with the slave trade and the African Diaspora in Ottoman Izmir.
Leiden-based research in the Vatican Archives by Felicia Rosu sheds light on an easily ignored part of European history: the positon of Muslim slaves in Christian lands.
The LSSA biennial international slavery conference will be held on 1-3 June 2017, and will be devoted to exploring the history of slavery and forced labor in Asia. The call for papers is now out!
This article by Karen Williams on the Media Diversified website and linked to the Critical Slavery Studies facebook page provides an excellent overview of the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Prof.dr. Nira Wickramasinghe (LIAS, South Asia) and Dr. Alicia Schrikker (History) have been awarded a seed grant for their project: ‘Being a slave’ Indian ocean slavery in local context. Granted: €4750 (May 2016)
LeidenAsiaCentre kindly invites you to attend an afternoon conference on the occasion of the publication of the first research report by the Slaves to the System research group: North Korean Forced Labour in the EU, the Polish Case: How the Supply for a Captive DPRK Workforce Meets Our Demand for Cheap Labour. Date 6 July 2016 Time 14:00 -17:00 hrs. Address Academy Building Rapenburg 73 2311 GJ Leiden Room Klein Auditorium, Academy Building, Rapenburg 73, Leiden
Leidse wetenschappers ontvangen dit jaar twee van de vijf Heineken Young Scientists Awards. De tweejaarlijkse prijs wordt toegekend aan biomedicus Mariëtte Boon en historicus Karwan Fatah-Black.
The first issue of the Journal of Global Slavery is now available!
Brazil's only slave memoir, that of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua, will be published in Portuguese for the first time.
Maartje Janse recently received a seed grant from Leiden Global Interactions to set up an international network of scholars working on abolitionism. The new website for the Global Abolitionisms Network can be accessed as a link on our LSSA website (in the right-hand menu) or directly at GlobaL Abolitionisms . Below you’ll find the aims and scope of the network.