Cluster Magazine "DEPENDENT"

The magazine DEPENDENT is published biannually by the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS) and contains information, descriptive articles and reports about current research projects and findings, as well as publications and events. A feature article provides insights into research areas related to strong asymmetrical dependency. The magazine is sent out by e-mail in PDF format or in print.

Contributions identified by name reflect the opinion of the author(s) and are not to be understood as official statements by the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS).

You can subscribe via email: pr@dependency.uni-bonn.de

Current Issue

Dependent 1, 2022: Values, Norms, and Institutions

Table of contents:

  • Rudolf Stichweh: Values, Norms and Institutions in the Study of Slavery and other Forms of  Asymmetrical Dependency.
  • Julia Hillner, Claudia Jarzebowski, Pia Wiegmink and Christoph Witzenrath: Get to know our Cluster Professors through their Objects
  • New Cluster Members
  • Julia Hegewald and Karina Linke: Student exhibition Asian Art as Mirror of Dependencies
  • Field research reports by Michael Zeuske (Cuba), Ayesha Hussain (Italy) Paul Graf (Guatemala), Martin Bentz, Philippe Kluge, and Matthias Lang (Italy), Katja Girr, Ayesha Hussain (Turkey), Dita Auziņa (Belize)
  • Annual Conference “Embodied Dependencies” 
  • Workshop on “Embodied Dependencies and Freedoms: Artistic Communities and Patronage in Asia”
  • Conference “In the Grip of the Supernatural”
  • Workshop on “Narratives of Dependency”

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Past issues

Dependent 2, 2021: Representations of Slaves in Ancient Mediterranean visual Art.

Table of Contents:

  • Nikolai Grube and Karoline Noack: A “GROWING EXHIBITION” ABOUT RESOURCES AND DEPENDENCIES
  • Martin Bentz and Patrick Zeidler: REPRESENTATIONS OF SLAVES IN ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN VISUAL ART
  • Interview with Johannes Deißler, Mainz Academy of Science and Literature.

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Dependent 2, 2020: Slavery Without Slaves?

Table of Contents:

  • Martin J. Schermaier: Slavery Without Slaves? Law and the Legitimacy of Asymmetrical Dependencies
  • Lisa Hellman: On the Political Dimension of Quarantine: A Look Back
  • Lotte Pelckmans: Breaking the Silence? The Ongoing Legacies of Internal African Slavery in Mali
  • Interview with the International Heinz Heinen Fellows: Our Motives for a Research Stay in Germany
  • Michael Zeuske: The Long, Unfinished Search for the Humboldt House in Havana and the History of Slavery Research
  • Mariana Armond Dias Paes, Juelma Matos Ñgala and Maysa Espíndola Souza: The Cluster Goes to Africa
  • Dita Auziņa: Digital Methods for Safeguarding World Heritage
  • Dita Auziņa: Preliminary Archaeological Fieldwork in the Miskito Coast, Nicaragua
  • Prof. Dr. Winfried Schmitz: In Memoriam Heinz Heinen
  • Prof. Dr. Richard B. Allen: In Memoriam Joseph C. Miller

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Dependent 1, 2021: Material Experience Makes Dependencies Real: A Resource Perspective

Table of Contents:

  • Adrian Hermann: Documenting Exploitation in the German Meat Industry: What Does Asymmetrical Dependency Have to Do with Us?
  • Christian Mader et. al.: Material Experience Makes Dependencies Real: A Resource Perspective
  • Interview with the Research Group Leaders:  A Window on Our Research Perspectives
  • Anas Ansar: Fieldwork at Home and Other Dilemmas: Visiting Refugee Camps in Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Jahfar Shareef Pokkanali: Dependency in Caste System
  • Katja Girr, Ayesha Hussain, Sinah Kloß: BCDSS Researchers' Challenges and Coping Strategies in Times of Unprecedented Uncertainty

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Dependent 1, 2020: Strong Asymmetrical Dependencies are a Human Phenomenon

Table of Contents:

  • Konrad Vössing: Why Does Our Cluster of Excellence Need Academic Communications?
  • Stephan Conermann: "Strong Asymmetrical Dependencies" Are a Humna Phenomenon
  • Interview with Matthias Lang, BCDH: The Digital Transformation Process Is an Opportunity for the Humanities
  • Julia A. B. Hegewald: Extreme Forms of Dependency Mirrored in the Art and Architecture of Karnataka, South India
  • Malik Ade: Masquerade Festival in a Nigerian Town

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