Course coordinator: Dr. Rosemarijn Höfte (KITLV)
Tel./mail: 071 527 2372/2295/
Period: February – April 2018
Time: Wednesday 13:15 – 17:00 hours
Location: KITLV in Leiden
Course load: 10 EC

BA 7. Introduction to Caribbean Studies

Deze interuniversitaire cursus wordt georganiseerd door een aantal Nederlandse universiteiten en instituten. Het CEDLA is een van de instituten die in de persoon van Prof. dr. Michiel Baud betrokken is bij de organisatie ervan. De cursus wordt gecoördineerd door de afdeling Caraïbisch Kenniscentrum van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde te Leiden (KITLV).

n the second semester of the academic year 2017-2018 the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies organizes, for the 32th time, the interuniversity course Introduction to Caribbean Studies. Participation is open to all students studying at a Dutch university and anyone else interested in the Caribbean. The course will be offered in English.

The course consists of 26 lectures and will include the following topics: ecology, colonialism, the slave trade, plantations and slavery, cultural heritage, contract labor, farmers and post-plantation economy, migration, transnational communities, race relations, the plural society, African-American cultures, and Afro-Asian creolization, ethnicity, kinship and sexuality, literature and music, art and culture, socio-economic development, decolonization, the drug economy, local politics and international relations. We will, among others, discuss the following Caribbean countries: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Martinique, Jamaica, the Dutch Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Picture: Ed Yourdon. 100 views of Cuba, Dec 2011 - 62. Old Havana, Havana, Ciudad de la Habana (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)