Until recently, Dutch slavery heritage in New York remained underresearched. That is now changing due to a coordinated research project and the launching of public history and heritage tours on location. The mayor of Albany, capital of New York state, ms. Kathy M. Sheenan, announced the decision of Albany City Council to name the first
Educating about Dutch colonial history Mapping Slavery aims at educating about the Dutch Slavery history and the topic of education is frequently discussed within our team. Do we need more education about the history of slavery? Or do we only need to adjust what is already being taught? When should schools begin teaching
Awareness around Dutch Colonial History: is it heightened? Or has it always been like this? I have never been taught lot about slavery or the Dutch colonial history either in high school or elementary school. It is only since a few years when I started educating myself, mostly, that I actually began to understand why debates
Filmfestival Assen – Sufragette: a critical look “I’d Rather Be A Rebel Than A Slave” For its October 2015 cover, the magazine Time Out London had invited Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff and Romola Garai from the movie Suffragette to be photographed. The actresses got to wear t-shirts with the slogan “I’d Rather Be
Let’s introduce! First of all, before I begin writing about any topic, I would like to introduce both myself and what I will be writing about. My name is Tamar, and during my internship at the Mapping Slavery project group, I will be blogging here weekly. I am a 22-year old Jewish Dutch student at
Last week, we did the walking tour in Utrecht with pupils from the Vrije Universiteit. Here a small compilation of the day!