Guest Lecture by Marjoleine Kars, "Freedom Marooned" (4 Apr. 2017)
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"
In 1763-1764, five thousand slaves in the Dutch colony of Berbice in South America rebelled. The extraordinary judicial records of the uprising allow for an examination of the internal dynamics of rebellion. Mapping the politics among the enslaved, rather than merely their interactions with European colonists, shines a light on the social process of rebellion and brings to light the many Afro-Berbicians who, eager to remain both master-less and alive, struggled to dodge all combatants, whether the Dutch and their Amerindian allies, or the rebels.
Title: Freedom Marooned: An Atlantic Slave Rebellion in the Early Modern Dutch Caribbean
Date: 4 April
Speaker: Marjoleine Kars (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Location: Huizinga building, conference room (2.60), Doelensteeg 16, Leiden