Island of Mozambique hosts int'l Colloquium on memories of Slavery

Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - A four-day international colloquium, organized by UNESCO and partners on the "Memories of Slavery on the Island of Mozambique: History, Resistance, Liberty and Heritage", is ongoing in the African nation.

The 20-23 August, 2018, colloquium on the island of Mozambique, is being held in the context of the commemoration of the 200 Years of the Island of Mozambique as a city, Celebration of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, and the United Nations Decade of Afrodescendants (2015-2024).

The event brought together national and international researchers to reflect on slavery history on the Island of Mozambique, as well as share the ongoing or completed work, technical experiences and methodologies among various researchers who are participating in the event.

The project will foster the creation of research groups on slavery; application for joint research funds; academic and scientific exchange; publication of submitted papers and academic events.

Likewise, it will stimulate the education systems and subsystems with knowledge about the history of slavery in Mozambique.

The project aims to promote a better understanding of the direct and indirect inferences created by the institution of slavery on the Island of Mozambique from the earliest time to date.

The project also seeks to analyze the ways in which the institution of slavery is remembered, researched, taught and publicly presented.

In this context, it is intended to receive proposals that involve a historical dimension of an inter-multidisciplinary nature on slavery and the slave trade on the Island of Mozambique and Southeast Africa, and mobilize special collections of research available in international institutions or in private and public archives and explicitly involve issues related to slavery, slave trade, resistance, abolition, and their legacies in Mozambique.

The Island of Mozambique lies off northern Mozambique, between the Mozambique Channel and Mossuril Bay, and is part of Nampula Province.

Prior to 1898, it was the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa. With its rich history and sandy beaches, the Island of Mozambique is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Mozambique's fastest growing tourist destinations.

It has a permanent population of approximately 14,000 people and is served by nearby Lumbo Airport on the Nampula mainland.
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