New series on Colonial and Global History through Dutch Sources

14 January 2016

Leiden University Press and Jos Gommans have recently signed a contract for a new series: Colonial and Global History through Dutch Sources.  The series Colonial and Global History through Dutch Sources stimulates historical research on the basis of Dutch archival and primary sources. These sources are imperative for understanding Dutch overseas history from the time of the earliest explorations to the latest phase of decolonization. At the same time, Dutch sources provide a fascinating contemporary window on the regional histories of Africa, the Americas and Asia and the various ways in which these areas were linked through global networks of migration, trade and empire. Hence the series effectively combines the use of Dutch sources with materials of other European powers and/or that of their local African, American and Asian counterparts. The result is a peer-refereed series of dissertations, monographs, edited volumes and edited translations of key texts that not only builds on the rich Dutch colonial archive but also integrates the Dutch case into a much wider global framework of comparisons and connections. The first book in the series will be published in 2016. Editor-in-Chief Jos Gommans (Leiden University) Editors Cátia Antunes (Leiden University) Jan-Bart Gewald (Leiden University) Michiel van Groesen (Leiden University) Gert Oostindie (KITLV: Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies) Advisory Board Tonio Andrade (Ebony University) Gita Dharampal-Frick (Heidelberg University) Chris Ebert (Brooklyn College, New York) Jorge Flores (European University Institute, Florence) Anne McGinness (John Carroll University) Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (IISG: International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam) Marcus Vink (State University of New York at Fredonia)