Slavery Memorial Year
How does the slavery past affect the present? Radboud University conducts research into the slavery past and its impact on our culture and institutions.
Apologies for slavery past
According to cultural scholar Liedeke Plate, the official apologies by the Dutch cabinet for the history of slavery are an important step. 'The institutional racism that still exists today has a relationship with the history of slavery.'Read more
Slave registers available for everyone
In 2018, the Surinamese slave registers came online: a source for everyone who wants to know more about Surinamese ancestors or the slavery past. Historian Coen van Galen and colleagues from the Anton de Kom University of Suriname took the initiative. Many more slave registers have been digitalized and published in the past years.Read more
When it comes to slavery, it is also about our colonial past as a whole, according to historian Marleen Reichgelt. Together with Marit Monteito and Maaike Derksen she researched 'civilization offensives' in former Dutch colonies. They translated their research into teaching materials for primary schools.Read more
Research news about the colonial past and slavery
At Radboud University, much research is being done on the colonial past, but also on diversity, equity and inclusion.
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