Research School for Economic and Social History


16 March 2023
09:30 - 17:00
Hybrid: Radboud University Nijmegen (Elinor Ostrom Building, Heyendaalseweg 141, Nijmegen, room N 01.780) and online

Symposium ‘Lives in slavery: Exploring the slave registers of Suriname and Curacao, 1830-1863’ – register before 16 March 2023

The research group Historical Database of Suriname and Curacao (HDSC) at Radboud University Nijmegen published the first releases of the Surinamese and the Curacao slave registers, in which the individual enslaved persons are linked between different series and owners.

To celebrate this milestone, the HDSC organises a one-day research symposium in Nijmegen on 16 March 2023 to explore the research possibilities of these newly released datasets. The aims of the symposium are to intensify the research on lives of enslaved individuals from a cultural, social, legal, and demographic history perspective and to facilitate partnerships and future comparative work on the history of slavery in tropical societies in the decades before emancipation in 1863.

Participants can join this symposium either on campus or online. Prior registration however is required.

For questions please contact Dr Matthias Rosenbaum-Feldbrügge.