Research School for Economic and Social History


VIDI grant awarded to Matthias van Rossum

In the most recent round of VIDI grants, Posthumus-fellow Dr Matthias van Rossum (IISH) was awarded a VIDI Grant for his research project Differences in enslavement. This project researches how the ways in which people were enslaved (for example by war, debt or birth) influenced life under slavery and resistance to it by enslaved. The research compares the impact through personal narratives from court records from the entire early modern Dutch colonial empire in the Indonesian archipelago, Indian and Atlantic Ocean. The N.W. Posthumus Institute congratulates Matthias with this achievement!