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
Welcome to the BCDSS
Master Programs

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 and Events
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Marcos Leitão De Almeida
Online via Zoom
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
My work addresses a persistent problem in African history: the deep history of slavery in the Lower Congo region. While historians acknowledge the importance ...
Call for Papers: The new American Antiquarian (NAA)

Call for Papers: The New American Antiquarian (NAA), a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to reconstructing the hemispheric American past to 1825 A.D. trough the publication of critically edited source material, invites submissions for its inaugural issue. The mission of the NAA is to foster the empirical reconstruction of the American past. NAA strives to advance this object principally through the peer-reviewed publications of critically edited source material.

Out now: Podcast of Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Alessandra Batty

Alessandra Batty talks about "Tracking dependency in late-antique Roman domestic architecture: the example of the Domus del Ninfeo at Ostia (III, VI, 1-3)".  Available on our Youtube channel.

BCDSS Conference Sept. 28-30, 2021

Don't miss the BCDSS Conference on September 28-30, 2021 organized by Prof. Dr. Wolfram KinzigDr. Julia Winnebeck and Dr. Maria Munkholt.

All Events
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Marcos Leitão De Almeida
Online via Zoom
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
My work addresses a persistent problem in African history: the deep history of slavery in the Lower Congo region. While historians acknowledge the importance ...
Public Lecture Series: Control, Coercion, and Constraint
Hybrid event at ...
06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Interested in "Creating Dependency by Means of its Overcoming: A Case Study from the Rise of Tibetan Buddhism"? Then join us at our new lectures series. ...
Public Lecture Series: Control, Coercion, and Constraint
Hybrid event at ...
06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Interested in "Simple but Sacral: Tracing the Sinaitic He-tribe and the Origin of ‘our’ Alphabet 4000 Years ago"? Then join us at our new lectures series. ...
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto
Hybrid event
04:15 PM - 06:15 PM
In theological and historical research, Christian talk of the "slave of God" has so far been understood as a metaphor. Although it was oriented towards the ...

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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
Email:pr@dependency.uni-bonn.de

Adresse

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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