I was in Amsterdam last week for the Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours with students and colleagues. This tour was arranged for our GEO course on Tourist Experience by my colleague Karolina Doughty and it was also an opportunity for me to do fieldwork for my Veni research project. It was while we were on the … Continue reading Scenes from the colonial past: The Maasdamme Collection Exhibition at the Amsterdam Museum
What constitutes African (digital) heritage? Who assigns heritage values to (im)material cultural elements of the past, present and future? Who maintains and conserves these cultural elements and for which (shared) purposes? To what extent do African state actors and individual cultural entreprenuers work together-apart in activating heritage memories at home and in the diaspora? These … Continue reading Upcoming Workshop: “African (Digital) Heritage” at the Univesity of Bayreuth, 18 – 19 January 2023
A week ago on Friday 3 September, I had the honour and privilege of speaking at the opening of the MA programme in Development Studies and the Mundus MA in Public Policy at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague, The Netherlands. It was an honour because the ISS is my alma … Continue reading “If it must be done, it must be done well..”: my talk at the opening of the academic year at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague.
Are you interested in diaspora issues? Is the migration-development nexus an area of interest? Do you wonder about the contribution made by diaspora groups to their home countries? How about the question of the entreprenuerial drive of diaspora groups both in their host countries and in their countries of origin? Perhaps you are interested in … Continue reading Register now and catch me on Zoom! Diaporas, youth entreprenuership and heritage tourism
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
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