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Lezing en debat

woensdag06.10
Nederland, Leiden - Lipsius Building, Leiden University - Lezing en debat
De slavenhandel en de (Zeeuwse) economie - Lezing Leids Historisch Dispuut Merlijn
Woensdag 06 Oktober 2021 20:00 - 21:00

De Nederlandse deelname aan de trans-Atlantische slavenhandel maakt vandaag de dag nog veel tongen los. Eén vraag die regelmatig terugkeert: welke invloed had deze mensenhandel eigenlijk op de Nederlandse economie? De spreker promoveerde in 2019 in Leiden op een onderzoek naar de invloed van de slavenhandel op het Zeeuwse Walcheren in de tweede helft van de achttiende eeuw. Vlissingen en Middelburg waren destijds de belangrijkste slavenhandelssteden van Nederland. Tussen 1730 en 1800 vertrok ongeveer 500 maal een slavenschip uit één van beide steden, volgeladen met waardevolle exportgoederen om in West-Afrika tegen mensen te ruilen. De grootste Nederlandse slavenhandelaar was de Middelburgse Commercie Compagnie (MCC), waarvan vrijwel het complete bedrijfsarchief bewaard is gebleven (100 meter archief!). Dat archief biedt een ongeëvenaarde inkijk in de wereld van de slavenhandelaren.  Wie waren de slavenhandelaren? Zijn ze rijk geworden door in mensen te handelen? En hoe zat het met de ‘gewone’ Vlissinger en Middelburger? En de ‘gewone’ Nederlander? Bij die vragen hoopt Gerhard de Kok op 6 oktober stil te staan. Aanmelden: Aanmelden voor de lezing kan door een mailtje te sturen naar mevrouw Henny Denessen, secretaris (hdenessen@casema.nl), onder vermelding van uw naam, e-mailadres en telefoonnummer. Zij stuurt u vervolgens nadere instructies in verband met de op dat moment geldende maatregelen. Let op: het aantal plaatsen is beperkt. De lezing is vrij toegankelijk. Mocht u onverhoopt toch verhinderd zijn, dan ook graag tijdig een mail naar hetzelfde adres.

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donderdag07.10
, - Online - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar: Doing fieldwork in the archive: print culture, publics and popular genres in colonial Lagos
Donderdag 07 Oktober 2021 15:30 - 17:00

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER. REGISTRATIONS FOR 30 SEPTEMBER REMAIN VALID. This event will take place online. Registrees will receive a link a few  days before the lecture.
A faded, crumbling collection of colonial newspapers might not seem to be the most fertile ground for ethnographic fieldwork. But if anthropology is interested in how new cultural things come into the world, and if ethnography is the best method for tracing their emergence, then fieldwork in an archive is not only possible but rewarding. The print culture of 1920s Lagos, Nigeria, was innovative and effervescent. Numerous new weekly and daily newspapers were started in this decade, responding to a growing literate population and a hectic political situation. Five of these papers were in the Yoruba language and sought to convene a wider audience than had previously been included in the Lagos reading public. They made extensive use of epistolary styles, recurrent serial formats, and intense modes of address to the reader. Karin Barber (University of Birmingham) will suggest that these characteristics lent themselves to creative experimentation, resulting in the establishment of several new genres – the most influential of which was the famous confessions of a fictional Lagos “harlot”, Sẹgilọla. The formation of this new narrative form can be traced from week to week in tandem with a rapidly-evolving social and political situation. Karin Barber will ask: why that particular textual form? Why at that particular moment in Lagos history? Speaker: Prof. Karin Barber. Click here to register for this event

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donderdag28.10
Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar: Regionalism Reconsidered: Economic inequalities and territorial oppositions in African politics
Donderdag 28 Oktober 2021 15:30 - 17:00

Location to be announced. Do socio-economic cleavages shape electoral dynamics in African countries? Individual-level and party systems research since the 1990s has suggested that the answer is "no." Focusing on a number of countries in East and West Africa, this paper offers a spatial analysis of geographic patterns in constituency-level voting over three decades. It reveals the existence of persistent regional voting blocs that, in their temporal stability and multiethnic character, are not well explained by prevailing theory. The anomalies open the door to a reinterpretation of national electoral structure and dynamics that takes the geographic clustering of the persistent voting blocs as a clue to their etiology.  Prof. Catherine Boone (LSE) proposes an interpretation that follows Lipset & Rokkan's (1967) classic model of territorial oppositions in countries undergoing economic integration and bureaucratic centralisation. Socio-economic cleavages rooted in regional inequalities and sectoral differentiation appear to be more salient in African electoral politics since the 1990s than many scholars have realised. Speaker: Prof. Catherine Boone. Click here to register for this event

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