Media

‘Reconstructing how their history became our history’ Nicole Immler provides commentary in daily newspaper Trouw’

12/11/2022 In this article, Rianne Oosterom reconstructs how the Dutch slavery past moved from the letters page (with a letter from Volkskrant reader Roy Kaikusi Groenberg) to the front page of the public debate. Recently, the Dutch cabinet announced that it will offer formal apologies for the role of The Netherlands in the slavery past. Nicole Immler provided Oosterom with commentary on this decision.

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Attended events

23/09/2022 – Symposium ‘Historical truth and accountability in the post-colonial state’ at Ghent University

The symposium was organised by Prof. Dr. Tine Destrooper, Justice Visions – Human Rights Centre (Ghent University) and Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University to share insights and reflect on accountability for and recognition of (post-)colonial violence and its effects onsociety today. Nicole Immler and Niké Wentholt presented and participated in the rich […]

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14/04/2022 – Studium Generale (UU) over Slavernij: Hoe herstellen we historisch onrecht?

Hoe erken, verwerk en herstel je historisch onrecht en trauma? Van excuses tot herstelbetalingen, en van kennisverspreiding tot échte sociale gelijkwaardigheid: hoe maken we van het slavernijverleden een gedeeld verleden? Een gesprek met prof. Nicole Immler, dr. René Koekkoek (Universiteit Utrecht) en Urwin Vyent (directeur Nationaal instituut Nederlands slavernijverleden en erfenis) over excuses, erkenning en herstel. […]

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Organised events

29/09/2022 Inaugural Lecture Nicole Immler

On 29 September Nicole Immler delivered her inaugural lecture as Professor Historical Memory and Transformative Justice at University of Humanistic Studies. Download the lecture (in Dutch)‘De (Dia)Logics van Erkenning en Herstel. Het belang van geschiedenis voor rechtvaardigheid‘ in a digital booklet here: https://www.uvh.nl/uvh.nl/up/ZimojduKoG_Oratie_Nicole_Immler.pdf The inaugural lecture is also available in English here: Or watch the […]

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Blog

Keti koti dialoogtafel is actief burgerschap

Some say that talking about the past of slavery polarises. The opposite appears true. At the Keti koti dialogue tables happening all over the Netherlands currently, we talk together about the role of this history in our lives now, and in the society we are part of. This creates a shared narrative: our past of slavery connects us

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25/03/2022 – Twinning Symposium ‘Restorative Justice’ 

On 25 March we were invited to contribute to the final symposium of the ‘Twinning project: Restorative Justice Suriname and the Netherlands’ at the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University, organized by Jacques Claessen.   Researchers and professionals from Suriname and the Netherlands have started a collaboration to extend their knowledge of restorative justice, its […]

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