Lecture: “Müzik di zumbi: Caribbean Voices in Dutch Museums” (Feb 15)



6th Biannual Van Lier Lecture: “Müzik di zumbi: Caribbean Voices in Dutch Museums”
Valika Smeulders, KITLV researcher
Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:30 – 9:50 pm
Room 019, Lipsius building, Faculty of the Humanities, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
Organized by the Caribbean Literature Working Group

In this lecture, Valika Smeulders will present an analysis of the dynamics within and between Dutch heritage institutions and Caribbean cultural entrepreneurs. Can conflicting perspectives on colonial history bring about a new unity narrative in the Netherlands?

Curaçao-born Valika Smeulders specializes in diversity, heritage, and the history of slavery. She is a postdoc researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden, a curator at the National Museum of the Netherlands (Rijksmuseum) in Amsterdam, and a cultural entrepreneur through Pasado Presente in The Hague.

For information contact vanlierlezing@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Sources: https://werkgroepcaraibischeletteren.nl/valika-smeulders-geeft-van-lier-lezing, https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/agenda/2019/02/van-lier-lezing-2019 and https://www.kitlv.nl/researchers-smeulders


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