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Call for Papers: "Voices of resistance in and against Dutch empire"

For the upcoming conference "Voices of Resistance in and Against the Dutch Empire, 1600-2020s" on September 12 and 13, 2024, at Utrecht University, proposals for papers are invited. The conference is a critical follow-up to the international conference “Visions of Empire in Dutch History”, organized in 2016 at Leiden University, and the resulting edited volume "The Dutch Empire Between Ideas and Practice" [Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies] (Palgrave, 2019). The submission deadline is April 1, 2024.

Throughout the long history of Dutch empire starting in the early seventeenth century and extending into the postcolonial present, various people both in imperial dependencies across the globe and the metropole have resisted the logics and realities of oppression and exploitation. While colonisers’ perspectives have received plentiful attention, this conference puts the often marginalized voices of resistance in and against Dutch empire front and centre. Drawing on recent trends in the intellectual history of anticolonialism, the conference will chart and discuss the intellectual interventions of actors who agitated against the Dutch empire and its legacies, from the 1600s to the 2020s.

Keynote speaker is Marjoleine Kars (MIT). Visit the conference website for further details.

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