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Lecture | Studium Generale

The Netherlands and Its Slavery Past

Monday 3 April 2017
Open to all. Free entry. No prior registration required.
Slavery: History and Political Philosophy
Cleveringaplaats 1
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.

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