Belgian missionaries and faith-based development work in Ranchi, India. Colonial legacy and present-day relevance. KU Leuven
(Post) Ottoman Migrants and the Origins of the Modern World University of Antwerp
The "Awad el Djouh Affair". Slave Trade, Human Rights and the shaping of the Postcolonial World (1948-1962) Ghent University
The project deals with mediatised stories on slave trade from West Africa to Saudi Arabia in the mid 20th century and their effects on International and National Legislature. It will address both the construction of the postcolonial world in the 1950s, and the current reshaping of global history as a practice, through approaches taken in translocal and institutional world history.
Omnivore paradoxes in history. Food traditions and novelties in Europe since 1800. Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Secularism, colonialism and the Enlightenment: European toleration and the rise of fundamentalism in South Asia Ghent University
Research hypotheses: the proposed research will build on three hypotheses that resulted from earlier research on the development of the liberal model of secularism and toleration: (1) The basic structure of this model fails to be neutral with regard to all religions, because it is conceptually dependent upon a Protestant framework, namely, the theology of Christian liberty and its U+2018two kingdomsU+2019.(2) The policy of religious ...
Transnationalism in the production of medical knowledge in and concerning the Congo during the colonial period Ghent University
Focusing on sleeping sickness research regarding the Congo (1899-1960), this project investigates the importance of cross-border scientific exchanges and interactions, including those between the Belgian metropole and her colony as well as those between the Belgium/Congo axis and other metropoles, colonies, and intergovernmental institutions, in the production of tropical medical knowledge.
Taxonomy and evolution of the cyperus species (Cyperaceae) with C3 type photosyntesis Ghent University
The relationships within Cyperus (Cyperaceae) are still unclear. This study will help with the reconstruction of a molecular 'backbone' of Cyperus. Emphasis will be put on the taxa with C photosynthesis and on the origins of the C4 clade. A descriptive and phylogenetic revision of the C3 group will be established and made available by means of an interactive database.