Like most websites, the website of the University of Humanistic Studies uses cookies. Dutch regulations require websites to ask for approval the first time the site is visited. More information

In conversation about colonial history with honorary doctor Sheila Sitalsing

In recent years, the study of the Dutch colonial past has gained tremendous momentum, not least because it has also been the subject of much public debate. When is this interaction between science and society productive ? What are the roles of students, researchers, journalists and opinion makers in contributing to fruitful interaction? What can researchers learn from the course of public discussions on dealing with the past?

In this first session in the series Weten en doen ('Knowing and doing'), UvH honorary doctor and journalist Sheila Sitalsing and Joandi Hartendorp (policy advisor to the City of Amsterdam) and Prof Nicole Immler (UvH), among others, will discuss this with each other and the audience.

The conversation will take place from 5 to 6.30pm at the University of Humanistic Studies. The University invites professionals, students, academics, staff and other interested parties to attend. Please register in advance since the number of seats is limited.  

Register now


  • 16.30 - 17.00 Walk-in with soup and sandwiches 
  • 17.00 - 18.30 In conversation: Dealing with colonial past between academy and public

About the series 'In gesprek: weten en doen'

Throughout the lustrum year, honorary doctor Sheila Sitalsing will have several conversations with professionals in the public domain, with researchers and the audience . The series concentrates on the interaction between journalism, scientific research and societal issues. The University’s Professor of Democracy, Menno Hurenkamp, will moderate the conversations.  

photo Sheila Sitalsing: Najib Nafid

Contact person Irene Abbenhuis
Location University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht Kromme Nieuwegracht 29 Utrecht
Date 30-1-2024
Opening hours 17.00 - 18.30 uur
Accessibility for the disabled Please contact our staff in advance, via 030 2390100