The Suriname experiment in the 1930s


16Mar2018 16:00 - 17:00

Inaugural lecture

In 1930s Suriname a dire economic situation and unemployment caused social unrest. In contrast to other Caribbean colonies, in Suriname this led to a conservative backlash or counter movement. In her inaugural lecture, Rosemarijn Hoefte focuses on the discrepancy between Dutch colonial policy and the growing consciousness surrounding Surinamese identity in the 1930s.

R. Hoefte, professor of the history of Suriname since 1873 in a comparative perspective: Koloniale stuiptrekking: Het experiment Suriname in de jaren 1930.



This event is open to the public.

Published by  University of Amsterdam