Symposium Rethinking the Dutch East India Company?23 nov - 24 nov 2017
Van 9:00 - 18:00uur
The National Archives of the Netherlands and the Institute for History of Leiden University invite you to join them at the panoramic symposium ‘Rethinking the VOC?’ to discuss a variety of themes from new historiographical perspectives.ew perspectives
The unique archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) continue to inspire historical research and academic programmes. The symposium brings together leading experts from across the world to share their insights in the potentialities of the VOC archives.
What is the current state of research based on the VOC archives? How can historical research be enriched by including cross-cultural and non-western perspectives? What does this mean for our perception of the VOC as a cosmopolitan trading company and imperial power?
To what extent can or should the colonial archives of the VOC be decolonized and what are the implications for researchers and their audiences?
Complete programme and registration: Gahetna.nl/rethinkingVOC
Because of the digitisation of the VOC Archives, the National Archives of the Netherlands are showcasing the Dutch East India Company in 2017.During the symposium, you are welcome to visit their exhibition on the VOC too.