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Seminar: Siep Stuurman, The European Enlightenment and the Gendering of Progress

Our next cultural history seminar will take place Thursday, 3 November from 15.30 to 16.45 at Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 1.06, to be followed by a ‘borrel’ at Cafe Hofman. Prof. Siep Stuurman will present his paper ‘The European Enlightenment and the Gendering of Progress.’

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Thesis: Empire and South Pacific ‘contributions’ to the London Missionary Society

by Stephanie Hall   My thesis explored the relationship between the missions of the London Missionary Society (LMS) and empire in the South Pacific during the mid-nineteenth century. I looked at a characteristic form of missionary material culture: the contribution. Contributions were produce, craft objects, and money given by South Pacific converts to fund the…

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