Welcome to the BCDSS
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Master Programs
Join the "Dependency and Slavery Studies" degree program and Master "Slavery Studies" degree program. The application is possible between May 10 and June 30, 2021, and again from August 23, to August 30, 2021
Annual Conference
Research Area B
Welcome to the BCDSS
Master Programs
Annual Conference

The Cluster of Excellence "Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies".

The BCDSS is hosting the Cluster of Excellence "Beyond Slavery and Freedom: Asymmetrical Dependencies in Pre-Modern Societies".

With its research the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies aims to overcome the binary opposition of "slavery versus freedom". We propose "asymmetrical dependency" as a new key concept including all forms of bondage across time and space.

News
Annual Conference "Embodied Dependencies" - NEW TIMINGS!

Please not the CHANGE OF TIMINGS:

The conference takes place Wednesday, 22.09.2021 (11:30 CEST START)  - Thursday, 23.09.2021

The two-day conference hosted by Research Area B examines “embodied dependencies” in human societies from archaeological, art-historical and anthropological perspectives, exploring their historical breadth and variety.

 

Call for Participation

This digital workshop "What is new in the Archaeology of Mobilities? Current issues, latest trends” will take place on 18 February 2022. In order to generate a creative working atmosphere, we want to conduct the workshop using the World Cafémethod. Group discussions and breakout sessions are planned. We will introduce each session with a specific query that relates to the overall workshop question. During the event, participants will discuss these questions within their group before moving on to the next table/group. At the end of the process, a plenary session will summarize the key ideas and discuss follow-up options.

The workshop will take place via Zoom. We encourage scholars from all academic levels to participate. Please register by sending a short statement of motivation (max. 200 words) by 15 January 2022 to: agkulturbewegung@agtida.de

The Early Slave Trade from Angola to Brazil and the Spanish Caribbean

New Podcast of the Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture "The Early Slave Trade from Angola to Brazil and the Spanish Caribbean" by David Wheat is available on Youtube.

studentische (SHK) oder wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (WHF) (m/w/d)

Für die Unterstützung der Professur Frühe Neuzeit/Dependency Studies (Claudia Jarzebowski) suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt und für ca. 10 Stunden die Woche eine studentische (SHK) oder wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (WHF) (m/w/d).

All Events
Symbolic Acrobatics & Economic Phenomena in early Mesopotamia
Online via Zoom
04:00 - 06:00
The next Joseph C. Miller Lecture Series on September 20, 2021, by Caroline Wallis, University of Helsinki.
Annual Conference "Embodied Dependencies"
Online via Zoom
10:25
The conference “Embodied Dependencies” of Research Area B intends to approach the material evidence of asymmetrical dependencies by examining “embodied ...
Tracking Dependency in late-antique Roman domestic architecture
Online via Zoom
04:00 - 06:00
The next Joseph C. Miller Lecture Series on September 27, 2021, by Alessandra Batty, University of Bonn.
In the Grip of the Supernatural
Online via Zoom
03:30
The Conference is looking to explore the connection between the phenomenon of dependency and the realm of the supernatural (God, angels, demons) in late ...

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Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS)

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Managing Director: Jeannine Bischoff1919
Email: dependency@uni-bonn.de
Press and PR Manager: Cécile Jeblawei20
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University of Bonn
Niebuhrstraße 5
53113 Bonn

Heinz Heinen Kolleg for Advanced Studies (HHK) 

Managing Director: Jeannine Bischoff14
Email: dependency@uni-bonn.de

Head of  Research and Study: Sarah Dusend
Email: researchandstudy@dependency.uni-bonn.de

Adresse

University of Bonn
Heussallee 18–24
53113 Bonn

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