The 15th International Symposium on Dutch Jewish History and Culture, ‘The Imperial Turn in Dutch Jewish History’, has been postponed until 4-5 October 2021. As compensation and appetizer, we are organizing an online round table on the topic:

Do we need to decolonize Dutch-Jewish history, and if so, how?

Monique Alberts, Head Librarian/archivist at the Mongui Maduro Library and Museum on Curacao
Prof. Aviva ben Ur, University of Massachusetts Amherst, author of: Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825
Prof. Sina Rauschenbach, Universität Potsdam, expert on early modern Jewish history
Prof. Emile Schrijver, general director Jewish Historical Museum
Dr. Bart Wallet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/Universiteit van Amsterdam, expert on Dutch Jewish history

Moderator: Prof. Jessica Roitman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Date: 2 June 2021
Time: 17:00-18:30 CET
Registration: mail to with subject ‘round table’. Before the event you will get an invitation with a link to participate.

The conference ‘The Imperial Turn in Dutch Jewish History’ is being organized by the Menasseh ben Israel Institute Committee for the History and Culture of the Jews in the Netherlands