In 2023, it will be 300 years ago that the General Indian Company, better known as the Ostend Company, was founded. It all started in August 1723, when a considerable financial capital was collected by means of an issue of shares at the Antwerp stock market.
Indigenous Histories of Encounters in Asia-Pacific
Cambridge, 19–20 June 2023
Keynote speakers: Lynette Russell (Monash University) and Michael T. Carson (University of Guam)
Colonialism and its impacts have long been the object of academic study that has in recent years increasingly garnered public and political interest. We have witnessed an increasing dynamism around the topic of colonialism that has been keenly felt across in both the academic and political orbits.