Belgian cinema from a postcolonial perspective. An interdisciplinary study of interculturality in Belgian cinema from 1960 till now with a focus on Belgian representations of Congo. University of Antwerp
City, architecture and colonial space in Matadi en Lubumbashi, Congo. A historical analysis from a translocal perspective Ghent University
This research will analyze how specific urban spaces in the congolese cities of Matadi and Lubumbashi developed between 1885 and 1960. Physical urban form will be studied on various scales (city, neighbourhood, street, building) from a translocal perspective and be related to an analysis of the impact of migration on the creation of these cities.
The infrastructure of globalisation. The printing press of the Southern netherlands and the creation of the Spanish colonial empire in Peru, 1535-1800. KU Leuven
Literary figurations of colonial degeneration around 1900 from a comparative postcolonial perspective. KU Leuven
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.