Lezing | Studium Generale
The Netherlands and Its Slavery Past
- 3 april 2017
- Open to all. Free entry. No prior registration required.
- Lipsius Building
2311 BD Leiden
The history of slavery has increasingly come into the spotlight in the Netherlands. Although the debate over its legacy can be traced back to the seventeenth century, the most recent wave of exhibitions, documentaries and public debates started around 2012. This lecture will introduce the audience to the basic facts of Dutch involvement in slavery and the slave trade and dispel some of the myths that circulate in the public debate.
Dr Karwan Fatah-Black is a University Lecturer at the Institute for History, Leiden University.
This is the first of seven lectures in our series
Slavery: History and Political Philosophy.
This series was organised in co-operation with the Leiden Slavery Studies Association.