‘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’

Premiere of Veni research project edumentary video

Finally, I had the premiere of this short edumentary video that provides an overview of my Veni research project. The video was made in August 2021 but COVID-19 related restrictions meant that we've had to keep postpone the date of the Tourism@WUR event during which I wanted to premiere the video. In the end we … Continue reading Premiere of Veni research project edumentary video

Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle

Here we are again on this date of 1 April which is fast becoming a memorable and important marker for me in many ways. It has been only two years ago that we made a family relocation from the UK to the Netherlands and I officially started the position of a Lectuer in Cultural Geography … Continue reading Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle

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

I have a VENI! 3 year research project funded!

I feel at once ecstatic, jubilant and humbled with a keen sense of my extreme privilege in being awarded the Dutch National Research Council (NWO) Veni grant - being 1 of 162 laurates awarded out of 1,127 applicants. This has been more than a year in the process of thinking and writing long before the … Continue reading I have a VENI! 3 year research project funded!

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

Back to my roots: geographies of slavery heritage tourism & sustainable tourism development policy

It is official now and the cat can go out of the bag. It had been signed and sealed way back in April, 2020. Given the current times we find ourselves in, I consider it a rare privilege and God's blessing to delightfully share this promotion news with you.¬†From today 1 July, 2020 I am … Continue reading Back to my roots: geographies of slavery heritage tourism & sustainable tourism development policy