‘Tourism brings a dark past closer by’

On the day that the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte officially apologised for the Netherlands' slavery past on Monday 19 December, a news feature of my Veni research project was published by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). Below you find screenshots of the article...you can read the full news article through the links English version: … Continue reading ‘Tourism brings a dark past closer by’

“Tourism, Memory and Heritage” Conference, 1 – 2 June 2023 in Amsterdam (Save the date annoucement II)

This is the second 'save the date' annoucement for the 1-2 June 2023 research gathering in Amsterdam in the context of my ongoing Veni research project. Six months on from the first annoucement and as the research project has evolved, the remit of the planned event has also evolved ever so slightly. The starting point … Continue reading “Tourism, Memory and Heritage” Conference, 1 – 2 June 2023 in Amsterdam (Save the date annoucement II)

Save the date: ‘Tourism and slavery heritage’ international symposium (1-2 June 2023)

Save the date! 365 days left for this exciting symposium I am convening on “Tourism and slavery heritage: geographies of cultural productions, cultural memory and commemoration” as part of my NWO Veni project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqDQQAuSDl0 This will be an international symposium exploring the ways in which tourism in its diverse cultural practices and performances transforms and … Continue reading Save the date: ‘Tourism and slavery heritage’ international symposium (1-2 June 2023)

Slavery Heritage Tourism: places of remembrance and spaces of dialogue – a Studium Generale Lecture

As part of the Studium Generale's series 'Racism', I will be delivering a live lecture on Tuesday 8 December, 20.00. In this lecture I will be exploring how the fluid everyday practices and performances of tourism at slavery-related heritage sites stimulate plural public memories and dialogue thereby challenging established narratives of the past, racial identites … Continue reading Slavery Heritage Tourism: places of remembrance and spaces of dialogue – a Studium Generale Lecture

Watch and listen…video recording of my Black History (Achievement) Month lecture

Did you miss the chance to join my Black History (Achievement) Month lecture on Zoom? Well, you are in luck! The recording of the session is now ready and live so you can check it out here. Pre-reading of the lecture details and invitation can be found in this link. https://youtu.be/J3Wn752-hUU Leave your critiques, comments … Continue reading Watch and listen…video recording of my Black History (Achievement) Month lecture

Black History (Achievement) Month: a lecture invitation

Welcome to Black History Month! which is now an established part of the yearly cultural calender. First celebrated in the USA, Black History Month has for the past 30 years has been celebrated in the UK in October each year. In the Netherlands, Black History Month has been celebrated since 2010 and in 2016 onward … Continue reading Black History (Achievement) Month: a lecture invitation