Welcome to the BCDSS
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Slavery Digital Humanities
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
Slavery Digital Humanities
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
Visit by NRW Minister Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen

Engaging two-hour visit to the BCDSS during Minister's research tour across Northrhine Westfalia

"Dependency" pilot film "Negra" at the Kino in der Brotfabrik, 25 November

Are you in or around Bonn? Then join our "Dependency" film screening of Medhin Tewolde Serrano's documentary "Negra", an empowering portrait of five women affected by everyday racism in Mexico.

We are pleased to say that preparations for a four-year cooperation (2022-2025) with the Förderverein Filmkultur Bonn are well under way. We will be screening four films annually with a dependency related theme. The screenings will be followed by talks with film makers, members of our cluster and the audience.

The screening of "Negra" is a pilot project. This particular film is part of the Spanish language film festival "Cinescuela".

Come and see for yourselves!

When:  25 November 2021, 6 pm CET.

Where: Kino in der Brotfabrik, Kreuzstraße 16, 53225 Bonn-Beuel.

New book: Coconut Colonialism

On Tuesday 30 November, 6pm CET, Holger Droessler, Assistant Professor of History at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will present his new book "Coconut Colonialism Workers and the Globalization of Samoa" at the American Studies Research Colloquium Guest Lectures.

The guest lecture is a cooperation between the BCDSS, the Cluster Initiative “ConTrust: Trust in Conflict – Political Life under Conditions of Uncertainty” and the American Studies Department at Goethe University Frankfurt.

The lecture is held online via Zoom. See link below. All welcome!

All Events
Lecture by Bethany J. Walker and Alan Farahani
Online via Zoom
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The Ulrich Haarmann Memorial Lecture is a historical-science-based investigation of food preparation, health, and hygiene practices in the Syrian countryside. ...
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Pamela Crossley
Online via Zoom
04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
The vogue for "ethnicity" in many fields of historical study has reified a concept for which there is little direct evidence in the historical record before ...
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Karen Woods Weierman
Online via Zoom
04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
The abstract to this lecture is coming soon. It is planned as a hybrid event or online via zoom. More information will be provided in the next weeks.
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Andrew Wells
tbt
04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
The abstract to this lecture is coming soon. It is planned as a hybrid event or online via zoom. More information will be provided in the next weeks.

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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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