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Dr H.J.P. (Mano) Delea

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis
Photographer: WOH

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: E1.09A
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Mano Delea (LLB; MSc, Political Science, International Relations; PhD, Modern History, University of Amsterdam, 2019) is a Lecturer in History in the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Before joining the University of Amsterdam, he was a Lecturer at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, a Teacher in American Studies at Radboud University, a Visiting Lecturer at Utrecht University, and a Lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He was Programme Officer for the Forest Peoples Programme in Suriname and French Guyana, where he worked on human – and land rights cases. From 2014 to 2021 he was Programme Director of the Black Europe Summer School.

  • Research Interests

    Delea’s research focuses on social movements and transformations in historical trajectories of emancipation, which he analyzes from the perspective of sovereignty and power relations. His PhD research examined the collective memory of Atlantic chattel slavery and its implications on Pan-Africanism and knowledge production. His most recent research – Why Freedom Could Not Wait - as part of a research group at the National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee) examined the Dutch debate of 1862 on the abolition of slavery. It includes a discourse analysis on which parliamentarians were in favor of abolition and which were against, and why.

  • Teaching

    Wereldgeschiedenis (FGw, BA)

    Inleiding in de Geschiedschrijving (FGw, BA)

    Geschiedenislab II (FGw, BA)

    Historische Dilemma’s (FGw, BA)

    Onderzoekseminar (FGw, BA)

  • Publications


    • Nimako, K., Delea, M., & Esajas, M. (2020). Waarom vrijheid niet kon wachten: Het parlementair debat rondom de afschaffing van de slavernij: Een rapport met betrekking het onderzoeksproject over de periode voor de afschaffing van de slavernij (1853-1863) in Nederland. NiNsee.

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Nimako, K. (speaker), Delea, M. (speaker) & Esajas, M. (speaker) (9-10-2019). 'Waarom vrijheid niet kon wachten’ (Why Freedom Could Not Wait)., Presentatie rapport.
    • Delea, M. (speaker) (28-6-2019). Pan-Africanism, Sovereignty and Knowledge Production., 2019 Inside Black Europe and African Diaspora Symposium., Amsterdam.
    • Delea, M. (speaker) (28-5-2019). Klassenstrijd en het Mondiale Zuiden: Een Geschiedenis van Soevereiniteit en Solidariteit., Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    • Nimako, K. (speaker), Delea, M. (speaker) & Esajas, M. (speaker) (7-12-2018). Presentation of ongoing research on the Dutch parliamentary debate of 1862 concerning the abolition of slavery., National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee).
    • Delea, M. (speaker) (30-6-2014). Pan-Africanism and Epistemology., International Symposium on Black Europe 2014., Amsterdam.


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  • Ancillary activities
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