How did anticolonial rebellion come into existence and expression?
The means available to imperial powers to maintain their authority have been documented since the earliest colonial times. But gradually we begin to understand that the oppressed peoples had their own means of maintaining their dignity, come into revolt and develop successful ways of resistance. How did these ways of rebellion come into existence and expression? How was anticolonial resistance represented in art, printed matter, material culture, museums, literature and theatre? And where do we find these sources? Historians, sociologists, art and literary historians will raise and answer these kind of questions in a lecture series on resistance and rebellion during four centuries of colonial suppression in the Dutch colonies, as well as cases of 20th century rebellions.
At the end of the course the student can:
Prof. dr. Michiel van Kempen
Lectures and seminars
All students participating in this course have to deliver a final paper showing the above mentioned learning objectives, nicely written with a personal touch. The paper may be delivered in English or Dutch.
Literature will be offered through Canvas, or distributed during the course.
Number of participants
Recommended prior knowledge
No prior knowledge is recommended. This course is a completely different approach of part of the material presented during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 courses Side Wings of Slaverey. However it is not at all necessary to have attended those former courses.