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Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS)


Dependency research has almost exclusively dealt with slavery on the American continent or in antiquity. The cluster “Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS)” seeks to broaden this perspective in terms of content, space and time.

The cluster strives to become an internationally visible and renowned center for dependency and slavery research. Its main contribution will be to bring together an extraordinary network of academic disciplines. The University of Bonn is ideally suited for this endeavor with its wide range of so-called small subjects.

A fellow program, a graduate school, a postdoctoral program, the establishment of an international master's program and a global research network will provide a new generation of researchers.

Anyone who wants to do research in this field in the future should first think of Bonn.

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