May 18, 2019: “Underwriting Slavery and the Insurance of Mass Murder”, Rethinking Economics Festival, CREA Amsterdam.
March 29, 2019: “Underwriting Slavery. Insurance and Slavery in the Dutch Republic (1718-1778)”, Workshop “Slaves, commodities and logistics: the direct and indirect, the immediate and long-term economic impact of eighteenth-century Dutch Republic transatlantic slave-based activities”, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.
January 14, 2019: “Kleurrijke plantagepenningen. Moderne slavernij in Nederlands vergelijkend perspectief, 1865-1910”, Numismatische Kring Oost-Nederland, Zutphen.
April 26, 2018: “How to publish a world-class paper”, Seminar: How to publish a world-class paper in the social sciences and humanities, University Library Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
April 24, 2018: “Where will the US-NL relationship be in twenty years?”, Transatlantic Seminar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Den Haag.
April 6, 2018: In co-operation with Gerhard de Kok MA, “Facilitating slavery. The international involvement of Dutch entrepreneurs in the slave trade in the 18th century”, Session: Transnational Connections of Slave-based Activities in the 18th and 19th Century, European Social Science and History Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
March 20, 2018: In co-operation with dr. Karwan Fatah-Black, “Conducting the Trade: Merchants, Traders, and Companies”, CSSJ / Firelight Slave Trade Amsterdam Conference, Research Center for Material Culture, Leiden.
November 23, 2017: “Consuming Freedom: Unfree Labor in the 20th century”, Global History Seminar, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
November 18, 2017: “Kleurrijke plantagepenningen. Een verhaal over armoede, oorlog en ‘moderne slavernij’ in Louisiana, 1865-1910″, Van Gelder-lezing, de Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam.
May 24, 2017: “Triangular Trade – Cotton”, LÜNA Talk, Symposium Maarten Vanden Eynde, Brussel, Belgium.
May 11, 2017: ‘Insuring and Financing Dutch Slavery, 1720-1863’, Global History Seminar, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
November 13, 2015: “Globally coerced: The truck system in Louisiana and the Netherlands, 1865-1920”, Social Science and History Conference, Baltimore, U.S. Read the blog post Baltimore Bliss about this conference visit here.
April 2015: “Slavery memories and labor relations in Louisiana in international perspective”, Global History Seminar, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
November 2014: “Globally coerced: The truck system in Louisiana and the Netherlands, 1865-1920”, Rural and Environmental History Seminar, Wageningen University.
September 2014: “Globally coerced: The truck system in Louisiana and the Netherlands, 1865-1920”, Fourth European Congress on World and Global History, Collège de France, Paris. Read the blog post Memories of Paris about this conference visit here.
June 2014: “Drugs, booze, and boots. Rural consumerism and the plantation store in Louisiana, 1867-1920”, Posthumus Conference, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden. Read the blog post Help from Nicolaas about this conference and my Posthumus training here.
December 2013: “PhD project in progress: ‘Truck system in transatlantic perspective. Louisiana and the Netherlands. ca. 1865-1920”, CLUE RMA-PhD seminar ‘Global history and heritage in a post-colonial world’, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
November 2013: “PhD project in progress: ‘Truck system in transatlantic perspective. Louisiana and the Netherlands. ca. 1865-1920′”, Summer Academy ‘Free and Unfree Labour in Global History’, University of Campinas, Brazil. Read the blog post Summer in Brazil about this summer academy here.
September 2013: ”Digital sources in American history”, AIO seminar Roosevelt Study Center, Utrecht.
March 2013: ‘Rational choice or re-enslavement? The truck system in plantation stores in Louisiana 1865-1910’, Southern Labor Studies Association Conference, New Orleans & Works in Progress Seminar, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Karin has written the blog posts Down in New Orleans and Baton Rouge 3.0 about this trip.
May 2012: “Postbellum racism in Louisiana plantation stores? The rise, persistence, and decline of the token system in Louisiana, 1871-1908”, Posthumus Conference, Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam.
April 2012: “The token system in international perspective, 1865-1908”, British Association for American Studies, University of Manchester, Great Britain. Read the blog post Marvellous Manchester about this conference here.
April 2012: “Economics or racism? The rise, persistence, and decline of the truck system on cotton and sugar plantations in Louisiana, 1865-1908”, European Social Science and History Conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland. Read the blog post A Scottish Conference Debut here. .
March 2009: “Slave vs. slaveholder on Louisiana Cotton Plantations in the 1850s”, Amerikanistendag, University of Groningen.