Institute of Latin American Studies
Terra incognita?: An Integrated Approach to Studying the Dutch Caribbean
Dr. Rosemarijn HOFTE
(Royal Netherlands Institute of South East Asian and Caribbean Studies [KITLV])
In most textbooks on the Caribbean, the “Dutch Caribbean” (which isn’t altogether Dutch and isn’t altogether Dutch-speaking) is only discussed in passing, if at all. What explains this oversight in Caribbean Studies and Research? Linguistic barriers are too facile an explanation. What are the major factors that hampered and hamper the study of the “Dutch Caribbean”? And how can we address these issues? I would like to discuss how we can make the “Dutch Caribbean” internationally relevant anew.
The Caribbean Regional Seminar @ The CICR
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