The Netherlands Slavery Heritage Guide
In December 2018 the newest in the series of publications by Mapping Slavery NL will appear. Unlike the previous publications the new ‘Gids Slavernijverleden Nederland / The Netherlands Slavery Heritage Guide’ will not focus on a single city or region. Instead, its focus is the slavery heritage of the Netherlands as a whole. For 18 cities and regions each, five prominent locations will be shown and a sometimes well known, but occasionally also unknown tale will be told. Next to these sets, there are five locations that have some national significance and five that have international connections. All in all 100 locations are shown. This way the Guide shows how widespread the connectedness to slavery was. Common denominator in all cases is the connection to slavery. This connection can be abolitionism, the ownership of or profiting from the labor of the enslaved, or simple the trade in colonial wares that were the result of slave labor.
The Guide is like previous publications bilingual and richly illustrated. Apart from descriptions and maps on the various locations, the guide provides a number of thematic chapters that provide some necessary background on the Dutch slavery past.
The Guide will soon be on order at LM Publishers.
Jennifer Tosch is a cultural heritage historian and entrepeneur. She is the founder of Black Heritage Tours in Amsterdam, Brussel & New York State
Curator at the Amsterdam Museum, historian Annemarie de Wildt worked at a great amount of exhibits centering on Amsterdam and its many stories. As part of the Mapping Slavery team, Annemarie co-authored the Slavery Heritage Guide Amsterdam.
Dr. Dienke Hondius is an historian, working as an associate professor of contemporary history at the Free University Amsterdam. She is also active as a staff member at the Anne Frank House. Her research focuses on the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, racism, colonial history, history of slavery, and related themes.
Nancy Jouwe is a cultural historian and has worked 20+ years in the NGO sector as a managing director and curator on the crossroads of women’s rights, transnational movements, and art, culture and heritage.
As a researcher she focuses on cultural & social movements in postcolonial Netherlands. She is a lecturer at Utrecht University, University of Applied Science Amsterdam, SIT Studies Abroad and CIEE.
Dineke Stam is an historian and exhibition designer. In 2010, 2012 and 2013 she desigined exhibitions on slavery for NiNsee, the Municipal Museum Tilburg and the Noord-Holland Archive. She worked for the Anne Frank House and for the Netherlands Museum Association as a project manager Intercultural Programmes Heritage. Since 2005 she is active as a self-employed researcher, designer and consultant in the cultural and heritage sectors.