Programme

 

 

DAY 1:

Friday, June 21

History and Geography

Time: 9:00 – 21.30

Academiegebouw, Domplein 29

 

09:00 – 10:30

Registration, coffee and tea

 

Chair: Prof. Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University)

10:30 – 10:40

Welcoming address by Peter de Haan (Director of the Treaty of Utrecht)

10:40 – 11:00

Opening by Dr. Esther Captain and Prof. Rosi Braidotti

11:00 – 11.45

Colonial Slavery: Cartographies of Global Trade, Race, and Modernities

Dr. Françoise Vergès (Goldsmiths University of London, UK)

11.45 – 12.15

Q&A

12.15 – 13.15

Lunch Break

 

Chair: Prof. Lydia Emerencia (University of Aruba)

13.15 – 14.00

Colonialism and Slavery: the Dutch connection

Prof. Gert Oostindie (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leiden University)

14.00 – 14.15

Response: Dr. Wayne Modest

14.15 – 14.30

Q&A

14.30 – 14.45

Short Break

14:45 – 15:30

The Asiento’ and ‘The Blackamoor’ garden statue

Dr. Patrick Eyres (Wentworth Castle Heritage Trust, UK)

15.30 – 15.45

Response: Prof. Alex van Stipriaan

15.45 – 16.00

Q&A

16.00 – 16.45

Tea Break

 

 

 

 

Chair: Dr. Esther Captain (National Committee 4 and 5 May)

16.45 – 17.30

  • Legacies of Colonial Slavery: the British case

Prof. Catherine Hall (University College London

17.30 – 17.45

  • Response by Dr. Dienke Hondius (Free University, Amsterdam)

17.45 – 18.00

  • Q&A

 

Evening Programme

Location: Aula, Academy building

 

20.00 – 20.45

SPECIAL EVENING EVENT:

Memo To King Willem Alexander – It’s Time For A New Treaty Of Utrecht

Prof. Kevin Bales (Prof. of Contemporary Slavery, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation; Free the Slaves, Washington DC, US) author of Disposable People. New Slavery in the Global Economy

20.45 – 21.00

Response by Dr. Sandra Claassen (Director of Fair Work)

21.00 – 21.30

Q&A

 

 

 


DAY 2:

Saturday June 22

Cultural Memory

Time: 9:00 – 17:30

Academiegebouw, Domplein 29

 

 

09:00 – 9:30

Registration, coffee and tea

 

 

Chair: Prof. Gloria Wekker

 

9.30 – 10:15

From hydrarchy and multi culture: peace, war and working through the double standard

Prof. Paul Gilroy, Treaty of Utrecht visiting professor (King’s College London, UK)

 

10.15 – 10.30

Response: Dr. Francio Guadeloupe (University of Amsterdam)

 

10.30 – 10.45

Q&A

    11.00 – 11.45

On Being a Descendant: Implicated Subjects and the Legacies of Slavery

Prof. Michael Rothberg, (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US)

 

11.45 – 12.00

Response: Prof. Ann Rigney (Utrecht University)

 

12.00 – 12.15

Q&A

 

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch Break

 

13.30 – 15.30

Start of parallel program; choice between panel 1 & 2

 

Panel 1

Book presentation: Dutch Racism

Location: Belle van Zuylenzaal (Academy Building)

Chair: Prof. Philomena Essed (Antioch University, US)

 

Panellists

Dr. Isabel Hoving (Leiden University), Joseph Jordan, Prof. Gloria Wekker (Utrecht University), Prof. Halleh Ghorashi (Free University Amsterdam)

 

 

Panel 2

Reconciliation and Recovery in the Past and Present

Location: Aula (Academy Building)

Chair: Prof. Ido de Haan (Utrecht University)

 

Speaker

The Challenge of History to Redress and Conflict Resolution

Prof. Elazar Barkan, (Columbia University, USA)

 

Response

Dr. Paulla Ebron (Stanford University, USA)

 

15.30 – 16.00

Tea Break

 

 

Chair: Dr. Markus Balkenhol (Utrecht University)

 

16.00 – 17.15

Contemporary issues

 

16.00 – 16.45

The Figure of the Trafficked Victim: Gender, Rights and Representation

Dr. Rutvica Andrijasevic (University of Leicester, UK)

 

16.45 – 17.00

Dr. Jolle Demmers (Utrecht University)

 

17.00 – 17.15

Q&A

 

17.15

CLOSING REMARKS: Prof. Rosi Braidotti, Dr. Markus Balkenhol and Dr. Esther Captain

     

Cultural Programme:

Time: 18:00 – 21:30

Location: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

18.00 – 19.30

Dinner with Pop –Up performances by Kid Dynamite ensemble

20:00 – 21:30

Theatre Performance “Kid Dynamite” (an ensemble of Dutch-Surinames-Antillian-Marrocan musicians, artists and performers)

This programme is sponsored by The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Treaty of Utrecht Foundation