The Colonial Legacy Conference
The Colonial Legacy Conference links the commemoration of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, to the abolition of Slavery by the Dutch in 1863. Over the course of two days, distinguished academics such as Paul Gilroy, Achille Mbembe and Catherine Hall will delve into the legacy of the Treaty of Utrecht, the history of slavery, the state of slavery today and the connections between them. The conference will take you from history and philosophy, to anthropology and post-colonialism, transnational memories and transitional justice. In a great number of interdisciplinary lectures and panels, scholars will examine the lasting legacy of slavery and the persistent presence of human trafficking in the contemporary world. This programme is brought to you in collaboration with Utrecht Province, Treaty of Utrecht Foundation, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Descartes Centre, the University Research Focus Area Cultures & Identities and the Research Institute for History and Culture.
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