KITLV presents research into the colonial and slavery past of Rotterdam

19 November 2020

Over the past two years, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) has conducted research into Rotterdam's colonial and slavery past on behalf of the city council. This research resulted in three books that were presented on Saturday 31 October 2020.

The following books were presented to Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and Executive Councillor Bert Wijbenga:

  • Het koloniale verleden van Rotterdam (The colonial past of Rotterdam), by Gert Oostindie (ed.)
  • Rotterdam in slavernij (Rotterdam in slavery), by Alex van Stipriaan
  • Rotterdam, een postkoloniale stad in beweging (Rotterdam, a post-colonial city in motion), by Francio Guadeloupe, Paul van de Laar and Liane van der Linden (eds.)

For more information about the books and the presentation, please go to the website of publisher Boom, or read the key points of the research on the website of the KITLV.

Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW)

Logo KITLVThe Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV - KNAW) is an Academy research institute. The KITLV conducts interdisciplinary and comparative historical research. Its research focus is Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on Indonesia and the ‘Dutch’ Caribbean. It is particularly interested in such issues as state formation, violence and citizenship, processes of mobility and the formation of ethnic and national identity. KITLV is active in the humanities, social sciences and comparative area studies and works closely with Leiden University.