12 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

LECTURE SERIES

Only live online

FROM COLONIALISM TO EVERYDAY RACISM

THU 12, 19 AND 26 NOV, AND 3 DEC – 19:30 TO 21:30

Ulrike Mueller, PhD
Scientific Staff University College Maastricht

 

The aim of this lecture series is to carve out the continuity between a history of colonialism and contemporary forms of racism in Europe. As a result of the legacy of the holocaust, the word “race” is kept out of most public European discourses. Although this is an intentional antiracist practice, it has inadvertently established an “antiracist norm” that presumes that “racial difference does not matter”. However, constructions of Other that are based on racial (read: visible) differences are alive and well in our thinking and speaking. Throughout this lecture series, Ulrike Mueller, PhD, will argue that the European enslavement of Africans has been pivotal in the making of a white European consciousness and identity. If we do want to overcome structural inequalities of race and cultural attitudes of racism, we need to develop a greater awareness of the connection between the legacy of slavery and current forms of racism.

 

The individual lectures

1. European Colonialism and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (12-11)

2. European Others (19-11)

3 and 4. Tolerance, Multiculturalism and Contemporary Articulations of Racism in Europe (26-11 and 3-12)


Cost of the whole series

UM students for free
UM employees and students from other schools €10

Others €20

19:30 - 21:30

1. European Colonialism and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 

19 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

2. European Others 

26 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

3. Tolerance, Multiculturalism and Contemporary Articulations of Racism in Europe 

03 December 2020

19:30 - 21:30

4. Tolerance, Multiculturalism and Contemporary Articulations of Racism in Europe