Assistant Professor Emmanuel Akwasi Adu-Ampong of the Cultural Geography Group has been awarded a Veni grant for a research project that examines how tourism transforms slavery-related heritage sites in Ghana, Suriname and The Netherlands.
The research process will inspire public memories and discussions about the effects of slavery in terms of belonging, discrimination and racism in contemporary society. This research will provide insights about places of remembrance and underlines the cultural value of heritage tourism in stimulating public engagement and in understanding and coming to terms with the past.
The full title of the project is: Touring the Past, Transforming the Present: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle. The award is being given by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).