Mapping Slavery NL portrays historical places relating to slavery on the map of the Dutch colonial empire
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New book on the Dutch Slavery Heritage

In the first week of April, Mapping Slavery NL together with LM Publishers will launch a new book, entitled ‘Gids Slavernijverleden Nederland | Guide The Netherlands Slavery Heritage’. The official launch of the book will take place on Friday April 5th, 4 PM, at the National Archives in The Hague. This bilingual guide (Dutch and English)

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Interactive Mapping Slavery in Tropenmuseum

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Interactive toegevoegd aan tentoonstelling Heden van het Slavernijverleden van het Tropenmuseum te Amsterdam. 30 september jl. is in het Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam een

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Markeringen in Utrecht

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Op 24 november 2018 plaatste Mapping Slavery NL in samenwerking met de gemeente Utrecht markeringen in de openbare ruimte, die verwijzen naar

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Mapping Slavery video & podcast serie

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Het Nederlandse koloniale verleden inclusief het slavernijverleden worden nauwelijks gezien als integraal onderdeel van de Nederlandse geschiedenis. Bovendien is het een verleden waar

What people say ...

A ‘new’ Amsterdam

The Slavery Heritage Guide opens a new Amsterdam before our eyes. It is an Amsterdam both fascinating and troubling, as the Guide shows us the locations from which the Dutch slave trade and plantation economy in Batavia, Suriname, and beyond were engineered; the products and profits they yielded; and the traces of the Black presence in Amsterdam itself. As a historian, I am grateful to the Slavery Guide for showing us how the city itself yields sources as precious as those in libraries and archives. Bravo to the authors for this new pathway to the past!

Natalie Zemon Davis historian, Detroit
Local history

Mapping Slavery helps students perceive their slavery past/heritage by departing from local history, while keeping track of transnational links.

Hubert Slings Entoen.nu, Arnhem
Glad that now I “know”

There is a saying where I come from that states “ignorance is sometimes safer than knowledge!” In the problematic relation between the South and the North, between black and white, between the differences, history can drive us apart when we do not knowingly invest in the next step, reconciliation. Look at South Africa … I have taken time to familiarize myself with the Amsterdam Slavery Heritage Guide. To a Congolese ‘made’ citizen of Amsterdam I had to answer some questions for myself before I could look anew at all the evidence of a painful past. Many thanks for a beautiful book. I am glad that now I “know.” Against all wisdom, I must acknowledge that knowing is better and safer than living in ignorance.

Paul Mbikayi Ambassador for refugees, Amsterdam
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