Call for papers: Global Conference on Slavery, Indentured Labour and their impact on present societies

On June 6 - 10, the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS) will organize the third conference on the Legacy of Slavery and Indentured Labour.

Aim of the conference

The aim of the conference is to connect historical specificities of slavery, indentured labour and migration to contemporary issues of globalization, Diaspora, identity formation, interculturalism, nationalism and transnationalism. At the same time we want to promote new perspectives and approaches in the study of forced and free migration and their impact on the society. By bringing scholars together from various parts of the world - senior scholars as well as new promising talents - we hope to stimulate exchange of ideas, set up new networks and strengthen existing ones. 2

Central theme:

The impact of colonialism, slavery, indentured labour and migration on present societies.

Paper and panel proposals:

The organizers would like to stimulate the submission of panel proposals, but individual paper proposals are also welcome. Specific panels on women and gender will be treated with priority. A panel proposal should consist of a framework of the panel, with relevant questions, a number of paper proposals, abstracts of the papers and bio data of all members of the panel. The number of papers within a panel will be between three and five. Individual paper proposals can be submitted by e-mail in MS Word by sending an abstract of 300 - 350 words, together with a short CV Panels and papers with a comparative nature will be given higher priority than others.

Poster sessions:

There is also the opportunity to submit poster proposals for one or more poster sessions.


Deadline for submission of proposals for papers, panels or posters: 15 February 2023.

Decision about acceptance of paper/poster proposals: 28 February 2023 Deadlines for submission of full papers/posters: 30 April 2023.

More information:

Please look at this document for further information about the call for papers and the conference.