Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

The list of our peer-reviewed Journal Articles features articles by BCDSS researchers and visiting scholars published in peer-reviewed journals. Committed to the principles of Open Access, we strive to provide free access to every article in the series via a PDF version. However, since only a few of the recent articles are openly accessible at this point, we offer at least a link to the abstracts and the journals.

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  • Afolabi, Mary A. 2024. "The Gift: How Objects of Prestige Shaped the Atlantic Slave Trade and Colonialism, by Ana Lucia Araujo." In Journal of Global Slavery 9(1–2): 259–261. Full article
  • Ansar, Anas. With Julian Maitra. 2024. "Digital Diaspora Activism at the Margins: Unfolding Rohingya Diaspora Interactions on Facebook (2017–2022)". In Social Media + Society. Full article
  • Ansar, Anas. With Uwe Hunger. 2024. "Remote Data Collection in Low-Resource Settings: Doing Research with the Rohingya Community in Bangladesh Refugee Camps." In Sage Research Methods: Doing Research Online. Full article
  • Kloß, Sinah T. 2024. "Serving toward Release: Tattoos, Religious Work, and Coercion in Post-Indenture Communities." In Journal of Global Slavery 9(1–2): 17–42. Full article
  • Köstlbauer, Josef. With Scott Paul Gordon. 2024. "Magdalena More's Complaint." In Journal of Moravian History 24(1): 56–79. Full article
  • Mader, Christian. With P. Godde, M. Behl, C. Binder, E. Hägele, J. Isla, F. Leceta, M. Lyons, E. Marsh, R. Odenthal, E. Fernengel, P. Stryjski, A.-K. Weber, M. Reindel, and J. Meister. 2024. "An Integrative Approach to Ancient Agricultural Terraces and Forms of Dependency: The Case of Cutamalla in the Prehispanic Andes." In Frontiers in Environmental Archaeology 3: 1328315. Full article
  • Márquez García, Ricardo. 2024. "Nkemvou, Nelo, and Tabula: Anticolonial Resistance to “Labor Recruitment” in the Early Twentieth-Century Cameroon Grassfields." In Journal of Global Slavery 9(1–2): 43–73. Full article
  • Schwermann, Christian. 2024. "'A State Is Powerful if Its People Are Being Put to [Good] Use': The Invention of Human Resource Management in Ancient China." In Journal of Global Slavery 9(1–2): 166–198. Full article
  • Smith, David B. 2024. "'An Open Wound in the Body…' A 'Dependency Turn' in Ecumenical Discourse on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery." In The Ecumenical Review 75(5). Full article
  • Smolarz, Elena. 2024. "Between Liberation and Recoercion: Release and Repatriation of Russian Enslaved Subjects in the Eurasian Border Regions in the Early Nineteenth Century." In Journal of Global Slavery 9(1–2): 74–103. Full article
  • Wiegmink, Pia, and Jutta Wimmler. 2024. "Beyond Slavery and Freedom? An Introduction." In Journal of Global Slavery 9(1–2): 1–16. Full article
  • Wimmler, Jutta. 2024. "Feudalism on the Loango Coast? Louis de Grandpré’s 1801 Account of 'Slavery' in Africa." In Journal of Global Slavery 9(1–2): 104–128. Full article
  • Winnebeck, Julia. 2024. "Moving Late Antique and Early Medieval Penance (c. 550–800) into the Purview of Slavery and Dependency Studies." In Journal of Global Slavery 9(1–2): 129–165. Full article


  • Ansar, Anas. With A. F. M. Khaled. 2023. "In search of a Rohingya digital diaspora: virtual togetherness, collective identities and political mobilisation." In Humanit Soc Sci Commun 10(61). Full article
  • Chowdhury, Ankit. 2023. "Breaking the Silence: Un-covering the voices of Indian Indentured Laboures in Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana." In Journal of People's History and Culture 9(1): 121–130. Full article
  • Großmann, Kristina. 2023. "Conflicting Notions of Land in Indonesia." In Society & Natural Resources.
  • Köstlbauer, Josef. 2023. "A 'Moors’ Lovefeast' and Masked Enslavement in the Eighteenth-Century Moravian Church." In Journal of Global Slavery 8(2–3): 178–206. Full article
  • Köstlbauer, Josef. 2023. With Scott Paul Gordon. "Spangenberg’s 1760 Letter about Slaveholding in St. Thomas and Bethlehem." In Journal of Moravian History 23(2): 143–156. Full article
  • Köstlbauer, Josef. 2023. "Subjugation by Labelling: Analysing the Semantics of Subservience in a Fugitive Slave Case from Eighteenth-Century Germany." In Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtsforschung (ÖZG) 34(2): 49–173. Special Issue Work Sematics/Semantiken der Arbeit, edited by Juliane Schiel and Claude Chevalreye Full article
  • Mader, Christian. With D. Beresford-Jones, K. Lane, L. Cadwallader, B. Gräfingholt, G. Chauca, . . . and M. Reindel. 2023. "Beyond Inca roads: Archaeological mobilities from the high Andes to the Pacific in southern Peru." In Antiquity 97(391): 194–212. Full article
  • Mader, Christian, "In the land of the apu: Cerro Llamocca as a sacred mountain and central place in the pre-Columbian Andes of southern Peru." In Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 49: 104045. Full article
  • Müller, Viola Franziska. 2023. "How some enslaved Black people stayed in Southern slaveholding states – and found freedom." In The Conversation, Academic rigour, journalistic flairFull article
  • Winnebeck, Julia. With O. Sutter, A. Hermann, C. Antweiler, and S. Conermann. 2023. "The Analytical Concept of Asymmetrical Dependency." In Journal of Global Slavery 8(1): 1–59. Full article


  • Ansar, Anas. 2022. "The pandemic has added to my miseries: Bangladeshi migrant workers’ social protection revisited." In Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, 0(0). Full article
  • Ansar, Anas. 2022. "Claiming Space and Contesting Gendered Refugeehood in Exile: Issues and Factors of Rohingya Refugee Women’s Civic Engagement in Diaspora." In International Quarterly for Asian Studies. Full article
  • Ansar, Anas. 2022. "Bangladeshi women migrants amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: Revisiting globalization, dependency and gendered precarity in South–South labour migration." In Global network, a journal of transnationalaffairs. Full article
  • Bartash, Vitali. 2022. "Gudea’s Iranian Slaves: An Anatomy of Transregional Forced Mobility." In IRAQ 84: 25–42. Full article
  • Kloß, Sinah T. 2022. "Embodying Dependency: Caribbean Godna (Tattoos) as Female Subordination and Resistance." In The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 27(4): 601–612. Full article
  • Kopp, Luvena. 2022. "Black Lives Matter – eine Bestandsaufnahme." In bpb. Full article
  • Leetsch, Jennifer. 2022. "Mary Seacole’s Plant Matter(s): Vegetal Entanglements of the Black Atlantic in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands." In European Journal of English Studies 26(1): 42–65. Full article
  • Tagliati, Tayna. 2021. "Colaboración y Descolonización en los Museos. Reflexiones a Partir de Tres Experiencias Indígenas Amazónicas." In Notas de Antropología de las Américas 1: 5–24. Full article
  • Venters, Laurie. 2022. "Lightening bonds: servile resistance in early imperial China." In The Historian 84(2): 262–289. Full article
  • Venters, Laurie, and Alexander Rothenberg. 2022. "Trammelled stars: the non-autonomy of female K-pop idols." In Celebrity Studies: 1–17. Full article
  • Zeuske, Michael. 2022. "Die 'weiße Sklaverei' hat viele Gesichter." In Magazin G/Geschichte.


  • Ansar, Anas. 2021. "From solidarity to resistance: host communities’ evolving response to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh." In Journal of International Humanitarian Action 6(16). Full article
  • Bentz, Martin. With Alessandra Coen, Fernando Gilotta, and Marina Micozzi. 2021. "New Excavations at the Monte Abatone Necropolis, Cerveteri." In Etruscan News 23: 14–15.
  • Cruz Terra, Paulo. 2021. "Racism, Labor and Idleness in the Abolition Process: Brazil and the Portuguese Empire in a Global Perspective (1870–1888)." In Revista Brasileira de História 41(88):  Full articleEnglish version
  • Grube, Nikolai. With Erin Sears, Alejandro Garay, Brent Woodfill, and Alexander Rivas. 2021. "A Story of Awe and Clay: Mold-Made Hieroglyphs from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala." In Ancient Mesoamerica 25(1): 1–15.
  • Hegewald, Julia.  2021. "Dependency on Building Resources and Expertise in the Himalayas." In Dependent. The Magazine of the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies 21(1): 12–13.
  • Hegewald, Julia. With Ralf Krumeich. 2021. "Spuren von Gottheiten, Heroen und Erleuchteten: Zu Bedeutung und Vielfalt artifizieller Fußspuren im antiken Mittelmeerraum und in Indien." In Antike Welt 1(21): 39–48.
  • Köstlbauer, Josef. 2021. "Claiming a Runaway Slave in the Holy Roman Empire: The Case of Samuel Johannes (1754)". In WORCK Worlds of Related Coercions in Work.
  • Leetsch, Jennifer. 2021. "Playing with Saris: Material and Affective Unfoldings in Shailja Patel’s Migritude." In Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 23(5): 691–711.
  • Márquez García, Ricardo. 2021. "Johny Baleng (c. 1890–1964): A Colonial Broker from the Cameroon Grassfields." In Cultural Dynamics. Full article
  • Schmieder, Ulrike. 2021. "Lugares de memoria, lugares de silencio: la esclavitud atlántica en museos españoles y cubanos desde una perspectiva comparada internacional." In Jangwa Pana, Journal of the Universidad de Magdalena, Colombia 20(1): 52–80.  Full article
  • Stichweh, Rudolf. 2021. "How Do Divided Societies Come About? Persistent Inequalities, Pervasive Asymmetrical Dependencies, and Sociocultural Polarization as Divisive Forces in Contemporary Society." In Global Perspectives 2(1). Full article
  • Wimmler, Jutta. 2021. "Witchcraft, Murder and Adultery: 'Slavery as Punishment' in European Writings about Atlantic Africa around 1800." In Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory Research Paper Series 2021–15. Full article
  • Winnebeck, Julia. 2021. "Slaves and Slavery in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Penitentials." In Vigiliae Christianae 75(2): 130–154.


  • Ansar, Anas. 2020. "The Unfolding of Belonging, Exclusion and Exile: A Reflection on the History of Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Southeast Asia." In Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 40(3): 441–456. 
  • Armond Dias Paes, Mariana. 2020. "Ser Dependente no Império do Brasil: Terra e Trabalho em Processos Judiciais." In Población & Sociedad 27(2): 8–29.
  • Armond Dias Paes, Mariana. 2020. "Shared Atlantic Legal Culture: The Case of a Freedom Suit in Benguela." In Atlantic Studies: Global Currents 17(3): 419–440.
  • Bartash, Vitali. 2020. "Coerced Human Mobility and Elite Social Networks in Early Dynastic Iraq and Iran." In Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History 7(1): 1–33.
  • Beck, Dennis. 2020. "Die Dii Mauri: Nordafrikanische Lokalgottheiten in ihrer archäologischen und epigraphischen Überlieferung." In Jahrbuch des deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 135: 237–280.
  • Conermann, Stephan. 2020. "Review of The Cambridge World History. Volume IV: A World with States, Empires, and Networks, 1200 BCE–900 CE, edited by Craig Benjamini." In Comparativ 29(6): 56–62.
  • Conermann, Stephan. 2020. "Islamische Welten. Neuere Forschungen zur Sklaverei und zu anderen Formen starker asymmetrischer Anhängigkeit III. Einführung." In sehepunkte 20(1).
  • Conermann, Stephan. 2020. "Islamische Welten. Neuere Forschungen zur Sklaverei und zu anderen Formen starker asymmetrischer Anhängigkeit II. Einführung." In sehepunkte 20(1).
  • De Vito, Christian. 2020. "Sapere e Potere. Le Lingue dell’Accademia." In Zapruder 52(1): 193–200.
  • De Vito, Christian, and Juliane Schiel. 2020. "Contextualizing the History of the Enslaved. Modalities of Coercion and Shifting Labor and Power Relations." In Journal of Global Slavery 5: 135–138.
  • De Vito, Christian, Juliane Schiel, and Matthias van Rossum. 2020. "From Bondage to Precariousness? New Perspectives on Labor and Social History." In Journal of Social History 54 (2): 644–662.
  • Großmann, Kristina. 2020. "'We Have Been Awake for Years': Conflicting Ecologies in an Indigenous Land Management Scheme in Indonesia." in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 26(4): 733–750.
  • Hellman, Lisa, and Birgit Tremml-Werner. 2020. "Merely 'Ad Hoc' Diplomacy? A Global Historical Comparison of Early Modern Japanese-Spanish and Qing-Russian Foreign Relations." In Diplomatica 2(1): 57–78.
  • Hillner, Julia, Ana L.C. Bazzan, Silvio R. Dahmen, Máirín MacCarron, Sandra D. Prado, and Ulriika Vihervalli. 2020. "Gendered Networks and Communicability in Medieval Historical Narratives." In Advances in Complex Systems 23(3): 2050006.
  • Matos Ngãla, Juelma de. 2020. "Review of Páscoa et Ses Deux Maris. Une Esclave entre l’Angola, Brésil et Portugal au XVII Siècle, by Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile." In Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History 28.
  • Müller, Viola. 2020. "Early Undocumented Workers: Runaway Slaves and African Americans in the Urban South, c. 1830–1860." In Labor History 61(2): 90–106.
  • Müller, Viola. 2020. "Runaway Slaves in Antebellum Baltimore: An Urban Form of Marronage?" In International Review of Social History 65(28): 169–195.
  • Münch, Birgit Ulrike, and Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio. 2020. "Im An-Gesicht von Corona. Zur Ästhetik der Pandemie." In Lebenszeichen. Full article
  • Rauhut, Claudia. 2020. "Reassessing the Compensation Payments to British Slave Owners in Current Caribbean Claims to Reparations." In Sociologus. Journal for Social Anthropology 70(2): 123–141.
  • Smolarz, Elena. 2020. "Saving Lost Souls or Doing Good Business? Interactions at the Russian-Kazakh Frontier and Strategies for Freeing Russian Slaves in Central Asia in the Early 19th Century." In DIYȂR 1(1): 34–57.
  • Winnebeck, Julia. 2020. "Slaves and Slavery in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Penitentials." In Vigiliae Christianae 74: 1–25.
  • Winnebeck, Julia. 2020. "Handling Abortion. An Exemplary Study of the (In)Dependence of Late Antique and Early Medieval Penance." Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 131: 1–15.
  • Witzenrath, Christoph. 2020. "Eine Stunde History: Sklaverei in Europa:" In Deutschlandfunk Nova. Interview.


  • Armond Dias Paes, Mariana. 2019. "Legal Files and Empires: Form and Materiality of the Benguela District Court Documents." In Administory: Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte 4(1): 53–70. 
  • Armond Dias Paes, Mariana. 2019. "Terras em Contenda. Circulação e Produção de Normatividades em Conflitos Agrários no Brasil Império." In Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais 74: 379–406. 
  • Aust, Martin. 2019. "On Parallel Tracks at Different Speeds: Historiographies of Imperial Russia and the Globalized World around 1900." In Comparativ 2: 78–104.
  • Auzina, Dita, Mārīte Jakovļeva, Rūdolfs Brūzis, Ingar M. Gundersen, Bernt Rundberget, Viktorija Bebre, Inga Doniņa, Valda Kļava, Gvido Straube, Valdis Bērziņš, Arturs Vīksna, Andris Actiņš, Raimonds Meija, Konrāds Popovs, Raitis Upmalis, and Anton Parfentev. 2019. "Gone to Smelt Iron in Courland: Technology Transfer in the Development of an Early Modern Industry." In Post Medieval Archaeology 53(1): 102–124.
  • Beck, Dennis, Martin Bentz, Florian Brinkner, Christian Briesack, Valentina Carafa, Alessandra Coen, Federica Galiffa, Fernando Gilotta, Luca Lucchetti, Marina Micozzi, and Carmelo Rizzo. 2021. "Die Monte Abatone-Nekropole von Cerveteri. Vorbericht zur Grabungskampagne 2019." In Kölner und Bonner Archaeologica 9/10: 59–67.
  • Chevaleyre, Claude. 2019. "Review of Sold People. Traffickers and Family Life in North China, by Johanna Ransmeier." In T'oung-Pao 105(5–6): 636–643.
  • Conermann, Stephan. 2019. "Review of The Sultan’s Anthologist – Ibn Abī Ḥaǧalah and His Work, edited by Nefeil Papoutsakis and Syrinx von Hees." In Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 82(1): 171–173.
  • Conermann, Stephan. 2019. "Islamische Welten. Neuere Forschungen zur Sklaverei und zu anderen Formen starker asymmetrischer Anhängigkeit I. Einführung." In sehepunkte 19(1).
  • Conermann, Stephan. 2019. "Review of Kolonialismus und Islam: Deutsche und britische Herrschaft in Westafrika (1900–1914), by Sebastian Gottschalk." In Connections: A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists.
  • De Vito, Christian. 2019. "Singularidades Conectadas en la Historia Global de la Prisión de la Deportación Penal: Entrevista con Christian G. De Vito." In Revista de Historia de las Prisiones 9: 136–146.
  • De Vito, Christian. 2019. "Enredos Punitivos: Historias Conectadas de Transporte Penal, Deportación y Encarcelamiento en el Imperio Espanol (1830–1898)." In Revista de Historia de las Prisiones 9: 48–69.
  • De Vito, Christian. 2019. "History without Scale: The Micro-Spatial Perspective." In Past & Present 242, Issue Supplement 14: 348–372.
  • Großmann, Kristina. 2019. "ʻDayak Wake Up’ – Land, Indigeneity, and Conflicting Ecologies in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia." In Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 175(1): 1–28.
  • Hillner, Julia. 2019. "Empresses, Queens and Letters: Finding a ‘Female Voice’ in Late Antiquity?" In Gender & History 31(2): 353–382.
  • Kinzig, Wolfram. 2019. "Die Verpflichtungserklärungen der getauften Juden von Toledo aus den Jahren 637 und 654." In Frühmittelalterliche Studien 53(1): 1–37.
  •  Leetsch, Jennifer. 2019. "Of Suitcases and Gunny Sacks: The Poetics of Travel in M. G. Vassanji and Shailja Patel." In Kairos: A Journal of Critical Symposium 4(1): 60–77.
  • Leetsch, Jennifer. 2019. "Ocean Imaginaries in Warsan Shire’s Afro-Diasporic Poetry." In Journal of the African Literature Association 13(1): 80–95.
  • Sen, Nabhojeet. 2019. "Review of The Rise and Fall of the Rehabilitative Ideal, 1895–1970, by Victor Bailey." In International Review of Social History 64(3): 557–559.
  • Viteri Toledo, Tamia. 2019. "Las Composiciones Pictóricas en las Urnas Funerarias de la Fase Napo. Una Perspectiva Iconográfica y Etnoarqueológica." In Antropología. Cuadernos de Investigación 21: 91–110.
  • Wiegmink, Pia. 2019. "Tearing the Envelope: Harriet Jacobs’s 'Epistolary Activism.'" In Amerikastudien/American Studies 64(3): 373–390.
  • Wimmler, Jutta. 2019. "From Senegal to Augsburg: Gum Arabic and the Central European Textile Industry in the Eighteenth Century." In Textile History 50(1): 4–22.
  • Wimmler, Jutta, and Roland Bernhard. 2019. "'Dreieckshandel,' Glasperlen und Gender: Eine De-Konstruktion mythischer Narrative zum transatlantischen Sklavenhandel in aktuellen deutschen und österreichischen Schulbüchern." In Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 70(3–4): 149–164.
  • Winnebeck, Julia. 2019. "The Thompson Case." In Journal for the History of Modern Theology/Zeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte 26: 20–46.
  • Zeuske, Michael. 2019. "Atlantik und 'Atlantic Slavery': Neuere Forschungskomplexe und Historiografien." In Historische Zeitschrift 309(2): 411–428.
  • Zeuske, Michael. 2019. "Commentary." In Journal of Global Slavery 4(2): 272–282.
  • Zeuske, Michael. 2019. "Tod bei Artemisa: Friedrich Ludwig Escher, Atlantic Slavery und die Akkumulation von Schweizer Kapital ausserhalb der Schweiz." In Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geschichte 69(1): 6–26.
  • Zeuske, Michael. 2019. "Zwischen Caudillos und Rentenökonomie: Anmerkungen zur Geschichte Venezuelas." In Welttrends: Das außenpolitische Journal 27(150): 26–31.


  • Schmieder, Ulrike. 2018. "Sites of Memory of Atlantic Slavery in European Towns with an Excursus on the Caribbean." In Cuadernos Inter.c.a.mbio sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe, San José, Costa Rica 15: 29–75. Full article
  • Schmitz, Winfried. 2018. "Lykurgs Gesetz über die Kinderzeugung und seine zweite und dritte Rhetra." In Chiron 48: 107–141.


  • Ansar, Anas. 2017. "Challenges in Access to Health Care Among Involuntary Migrants in Germany: A Case Study of Migrants’ Experiences in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony." In Journal of International Migration 55(2): 97–108.
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