Project

The "Awad el Djouh Affair". Slave Trade, Human Rights and the shaping of the Postcolonial World (1948-1962)

Duration
01 September 2011 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Metalaw
Keywords
colonial history Translocal History Global History
 
Project description

The project deals with mediatised stories on slave trade from West Africa to Saudi Arabia in the mid 20th century and their effects on International and National Legislature. It will address both the construction of the postcolonial world in the 1950s, and the current reshaping of global history as a practice, through approaches taken in translocal and institutional world history.