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This is an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility project of the Faculty of Humanities with the Anton de Kom University in Paramaribo.

Project details

Leiden University coordinator:

  • Faculty of Humanities, project coordinator: Peter Meel

Partner institution:

  • Anton de Kom University

Type of mobility:

  • student and staff exchange

Project duration:


Project summary

This project aims to meet the internationalisation and international cooperation goals of both Leiden University and the Anton de Kom University, through the development and co-teaching of university courses on the shared history of Suriname and The Netherlands. The courses are aimed at MA students of the two participating institutions and deal with 19th and 20th century history, with a focus on political developments and the transition from slavery to indentured labor.

The Anton de Kom University has included cooperation as an important component in its strategic plan. At the same time, the Leiden-Paramaribo collaboration ties in well with Leiden University‘s major research theme of  Cultural Diversity. 

Scholarly interest in the legacy of colonial relations and its relevance for state-of-the-art research and teaching is closely linked to Leiden University’s strategic long-term collaboration policy. At the Anton de Kom university, the research connected to this teaching programme includes three sub-programmes that are closely related to the Leiden-Paramaribo initiative: Slavery, marronage and other forms of resistance; Migration, diaspora, ethnicity and nation-building; and Democracy and society.

Project team

  • Peter Meel Teaching staff at Leiden University
  • Karwan Fatah-Black Teaching staff at Leiden University
  • Maurits Hassankhan Teaching staff Anton de Kom University
  • Eric Jagdew Teaching staff Anton de Kom University
  • Jerry Egger Teaching staff Anton de Kom University

Project results and news articles

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