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The Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies 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.

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Do you wish to develop a unique research profile? Join the Two-Year Master "Dependency and Slavery Studies" degree program and One-Year Master "Slavery Studies" degree program.

We offer a concise and in-depth Master’s program that is specialized and innovative

Apply now via our University of Bonn Online Application Portal for Graduate Programs.

 

The application is possible between May 10 and June 30, 2021, and again from August 23, to August 30, 2021.

 

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Information Session Master “Slavery Studies“: 7 June at 1pm (CEST)

 

Information Session Master “Dependency and Slavery Studies“: 7 June at 2pm (CEST)

 

If you would like to attend one or both info sessions, please write an email to: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]

May 19, 2021

Narrating Dependency

The online #DiesAcademicus @UniBonn
 will take place on May 19, 2021. We will take part with the panel "Narrating #Dependency – Die Darstellung asymmetrischer Abhängigkeitsverhältnisse in narrativen Texten vom Mittelalter bis zum 19. Jahrhundert“

The online #DiesAcademicus @UniBonn will take place on May 19, 2021. We will take part with the panel "Narrating #Dependency – Die Darstellung asymmetrischer Abhängigkeitsverhältnisse in narrativen Texten vom Mittelalter bis zum 19. Jahrhundert“

May 04, 2021

Wissenschaftsrally rund um den Hofgarten

Saturday, 08 May 2021: We will take part in the local open day for schools (Wissenschaftsrallye) at the University of Bonn.

Saturday 08 May 2021: We will take part in the local open day for schools (Wissenschaftsrally) at the University of Bonn. Three of our researchers will talk about the lives of ancient Roman slaves. This local event will be in German only.

Contact Us

Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS)
University of Bonn
Niebuhrstraße 5
D-53113 Bonn
dependency[at]uni-bonn.de

Heinz Heinen Kolleg for Advanced Studies (HHK)
University of Bonn
Heussallee 18–24
D-53113 Bonn
dependency[at]uni-bonn.de

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University of Bonn

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Funded Research

Our Cluster is funded by the German Research Foundation within the Excellence Strategy of the federal and state Governments.

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