Welcome to the BCDSS
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Heinz Heinen Fellowship Call
Resources of Power Exhibition
Slavery Digital Humanities
Welcome to the BCDSS
Heinz Heinen Fellowship Call
Resources of Power Exhibition
Slavery Digital Humanities

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
Watch our exhibition trailer

Watch our latest video on the “Resources of Power” Exhibition to find out how objects talk about dependency and slavery. Our researchers at the 'Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies' are keen to show the impact that material culture had and still has.

Professorial Promotion Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that BCDSS fellow Dr Chioma Daisy Onyige has been promoted from senior lecturer to the position of Professor of Sociology (Criminology) by her home institution, the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. In fact, the promotion has been effective retrospectively from October 2020.

We wish Daisy every success with her research at the BCDSS and beyond. Congratulations!

Call for applications for ten fellowships for the academic year 2022/2023

The Heinz Heinen Kolleg – Center for Advanced Study at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS) is calling for applications for ten fellowships for the academic year 2022/2023. The center brings together excellent international scholars whose research focuses on various forms of strong asymmetrical dependency and slavery in all historical periods before the 20th century, and all cultural contexts.

International Masters in Slavery, Forced Migration & Reparative Justice

As consortium partner, the BCDSS draws attention to a new joint international Masters program in Slavery, Forced Migration & Reparative Justice, starting in September 2022.

The two-year program offers a unique opportunity to study the history of slavery and reparatory justice from a global and comparative perspective, building on the expertise of seven European universities.

Find out more: https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/slaveryforcedmigrationreparativejustice/  
 

All Events
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Caroline Wallis
Online via zoom
04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
The aim of this talk is to reflect on the consequences of fluctuating levels of asymmetrical dependencies on the symbolic productions of the political and ...
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Tommaso Beggio
Online via zoom
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The so-called servi poenae were slaves subjugated to their legal status as a consequence of a sentence that deprived convicts of their freedom and, at times, ...
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Johannes Michael Rainer
Online via zoom
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The abstract to this lecture is coming soon. It is planned as an online event via zoom. More information will be provided in the next weeks.
Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Johannes Auenmüller
Online via zoom
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The discourse on social relationships in the context of status, prestige and belonging is a key aspect of Pharaonic elite culture. Social relations and ...

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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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