International Colloquium on Memories of Slavery on the Island of Mozambique
UNESCO and Mozambican History Workshop organize an international colloquium on "Memories of Slavery on the Island of Mozambique: History, Resistance, Liberty and Heritage" during 20-23 August 2018 on the island of Mozambique, in the context of the commemoration of the 200 Years of the Island of Mozambique as a city, Celebration of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, and the United Nations Decade of Afrodescendants (2015-2024).
The event will bring together national and international researchers to reflect on slavery history on the Island of Mozambique, as well as share the ongoing or completed work, technical experiences and methodologies among various researchers who will participate in the event. The project will foster the creation of research groups on slavery; application for joint research funds; academic and scientific exchange; publication of submitted papers and academic events. Likewise, it will stimulate the education systems and subsystems with knowledge about the history of slavery in Mozambique.
The project aims to promote a better understanding of the direct and indirect inferences created by the institution of slavery on the Island of Mozambique from the earliest time to date. The project also seeks to analyze the ways in which the institution of slavery is remembered, researched, taught and publicly presented. In this context, it is intended to receive proposals that involve a historical dimension of an inter-multidisciplinary nature on slavery and the slave trade on the Island of Mozambique and Southeast Africa, and mobilize special collections of research available in international institutions or in private and public archives and explicitly involve issues related to slavery, slave trade, resistance, abolition, and their legacies in Mozambique.