European colonialism, a thing of the past?
What is the legacy of European imperialism today, and what consequences of colonisation continue to shape our societies? Is European colonialism really a thing of the past? This discussion among historians, writers and curators will explore various aspects of European colonial and post-colonial history. Their exchanges and shared reflections will help understand the contemporary significance of this sensitive past, and analyse various expressions of colonial memory and amnesia.
Languages: Dutch, English, French
Kieran Burns, Curator, House of European History, Belgium
Amandine Lauro, Historian, FNRS/Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Valika Smeulders, researcher, KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, curator, Rijkmuseum, the Netherlands
Jakob Vogel, Historian, Marc Bloch Centre, Germany
Moderator: Daphné Budasz, History PHD student, European University Institute, Italy
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Credit: African depiction of European sailor/ Benin, West Africa, 16th century/ Brass/ British Museum, London, United Kingdom/ 2013.3088