In celebration of International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (UNESCO), the National Institute of Nederlands Slave Trade and Heritage [NiNsee] is sponsoring a lecture by Sir Hilary Beckles (University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, Barbados) on August 23, 2010. The lecture is also held as a tribute to Glenn Willemsen. Willemsen, who passed away in March 2008, was the former director and a prominent scientific researcher of NiNsee. The lecture, which will be delivered in English, is free of charge and open to the public. Visitors to the reading my also visit NiNsee’s exhibitions. The museum will be open to visitors from 1:00-5:30pm. The lecture will be preceded by a refreshments and a welcoming speech by Artwell Cain at 5: 30pm. Sir Hilary Beckles will begin his lecture at 6:00pm. The event will take place next to NiNsee (opposite Oosterpark) at Muiderkerk Drink, Linnaeusstraat 37, Amsterdam.
Sir Hilary Beckles is professor of economic and social history. Since August 2002 he is Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill Campus. He is the author of Liberties Lost: The Native Caribbean and Slave Societies; White Servitude and Black Slavery in Barbados 1627-1715; Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society; The History of Barbados; Corporate Power in Barbados: Economic Injustice in a Political Democracy, 1990; and Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados, among many others.
For full description (in Dutch), see http://www.ninsee.nl/agenda/index#8
For more information on UNESCO’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, see http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=34695&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html