Welcome to the BCDSS
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Conference on Freedom and Liberation in Mediterranean Antiquity
Welcome to the BCDSS
Conference on Freedom and Liberation in Mediterranean Antiquity

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
Autumn School October 31 – November 4

The Centre for Dependency and Slavery Studies at Bonn University (BCDSS) and the Netherlands Interuniversity School of Islamic Studies (NISIS) are inviting abstracts for an Autumn School, aimed at Master-level and PhD researchers, on the theme of “Coercion, slavery, and relations of dependency in the Islamicate world”, to be held at Bonn University from 31 October to 4 November 2022.

Please register for the Autumn School via nisis@uu.nl or via this form. The registration deadline is on the 16th of September 2022.

For NISIS-members, we aim to make a number of travel and accommodation funds available. For select non-members, we also expect to be able to fund some expenses. Please contact us via nisis@uu.nl for more details.

SEHEPUNKTE June 2022 issue: Slavery in the Context of the Ottoman Empire in Ten Contributions

Recent Research on Slavery and Other Forms of Strong Asymmetric Dependence VI: The Ottoman Empire, edited by the Ottoman Slavery Forum led by Veruschka Wagner.

30 June: We the Cimarróns - Film by award winning director and BCDSS fellow Emma Christopher

Join the screening of We the Cimarróns on Thursday, 30 June 2022, at 20:00 CET by award winning director and BCDSS fellow Emma Christopher. This is the second film in our dependency-related film series cooperation "Who's Got the Power" with Förderverein Filmkultur Bonn

At the post-screening talk, we will get a chance to listen to Emma, the director/producer, as well as Garciano and Efrén, two Yurumanguireño leaders featured in the film. They will provide us with an insight into the making of the film and give us their personal accounts of the threats that the Yurumangui community, descendents of enslaved people from West Africa, is facing today.

To round off the evening: Join our RECEPTION at the cinema foyer for some further talks and networking.

Please scroll down for more details (trailer, tickets, registration). 

“Reshaping Freedom: Harriet Tubman's Abolitionism and the Path to Citizenship”

Join the 2022 Juneteenth Lecture “Reshaping Freedom: Harriet Tubman's Abolitionism and the Path to Citizenship” given by Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens on June 22, 2022 at AmerikaHaus NRW, in cooperation with the Bonn Center for Dependendy and Slavery Studies, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the Research Unit Voluntariness Erfurt|Jena|Oldenburg.

As a historian of slavery and medicine, drawing on the the life of freedom-fighting abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens explores how both freedom and citizenship functioned in the lives of antebellum-era African Americans when most were considered chattel and ineligible for the rights of citizenship. Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens holds the Linda and Charles Wilson Professorship in the History of Medicine, and is Director of the Humanities in Medicine program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Wednesday, June 22nd 6p.m. at Niebuhrstraße 5, 53113 Bonn, and via Zoom.

New Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and German Global History

The international conference takes place on July 6–8, 2022 at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies. It is jointly organized by Claudia Jarzebowski, BCDSS, and Pia Wiegmink, BCDSS, Susanne Lettow (FU Berlin) and Heike Raphael-Hernandez (University of Würzburg).

Please register via mail newperspectives@dependency.uni-bonn.de by 1 July 2022.
Contact: Gular Bayramli

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Adresse

University of Bonn
Niebuhrstraße 5
53113 Bonn

Heinz Heinen Kolleg for Advanced Studies (HHK) 

Coordination: Miriam Quiering

Email: m.quiering@dependency.uni-bonn.de

Adresse

University of Bonn
Heussallee 18–24
53113 Bonn

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