Conference: The Corrupt Colony?


9.00 - 18.30 hours

VU Amsterdam, Church Hall (room 16A00)

Conference: ‘The Corrupt Colony? Empire, colonialism and corruption: 1800-present’

Faculty of Humanities

Art, Culture and History

Conference / Symposium / Seminar

Scandal, corruption, exploitation and abuse of power are related to the history of modern empire-building. In spite of some case-studies and general essays on corruption and imperialism, no entangled analysis exists of empire and corruption. This conference is an attempt to discuss the topic more systematically.

Travel costs and accommodation
Travel costs will be reimbursed and accommodation will be provided for invited speakers. Listeners are welcome to join and won’t be charged anything (lunch is included). However, places are limited and registration is mandatory. Send an email to Floris van Berckel Smit to register (

More information
Read the news item on the conference
Download the programme (pdf).