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The historiography of Belgian colonialism in the Congo

  title={The historiography of Belgian colonialism in the Congo},
  author={Guy Vanthemsche},
I. Public Power in Europe: Studies in Historical Transformations II. Power and Culture: Hegemony, Interaction and Dissent III. Religion, Ritual and Mythology. Aspects of Identity Formation in Europe IV. Professions and Social Identity. New European Historical Research on Work, Gender and Society V. Frontiers and Identities: Exploring the Research Area VI. Europe and the World in European Historiography 

Critical Museology, (Post)Colonial Communication, and the Gradual Mastering of Traumatic Pasts at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)

This essay provides a critical analysis of some of the public and museological debates that have swirled around the rediscovery of a Congolese holocaust. The authors of the essay highlight some of

Congomania in Academia

The Congo has recently been the subject of much academic research. This article discusses the major trends and developments. It primarily focuses on the Congo crisis of 1960, which was commemorated

Belgian images of the psycho‐pedagogical potential of the Congolese during the Colonial Era, 1908–1960

Starting from the Belgian historiography about the Congo, the article raises the question of the nature of image formation in the mother country as regards the psychological characteristics and

The Self-consciousness of Post-imperial Nations

Self-consciousness is a state of mind induced by a feeling of being critically observed by others. Former colonial powers have experienced this feeling to an increasing extent in recent years. These

‘David vs Goliath’: The Congo Free State Propaganda War, 1890–1909

Abstract The Congo Free State (CFS) propaganda war was an international campaign waged between two distinct groups. On the one side, there were Leopold II, King of the Belgians, his representatives,

Postcolonial Belgium

Belgium recently celebrated a number of major anniversaries related to its colonial history. This coincides with great societal interest in the Congo and the appearance of an abundance of new books.

Towards a History of Mass Violence in the Etat Indépendant du Congo, 1885–1908

ABSTRACT The present article provides an up-to-date scholarly introduction to mass violence in the Etat Indépendant du Congo (Congo Free State, EIC). Its aims are twofold: to offer a point of access

Belgium's Expansionist History between 1870 and 1930: Imperialism and the Globalisation of Belgian Business

This chapter considers if and how the political action of imperialism and the globalisation of business influenced each other in Belgium between 1870 and 1930. In addition to the role that Belgian

The Empire retracts : a case study analysis of official European state apologies offered between 2002 and 2010 for transgressions committed against former colonies

One of the more unusual and unexpected trends to emerge in 21st century international politics has been the proliferation of official apologies issued by European states for violations committed

Sino-African Relations: An Analytical Overview of China’s Natural Resources Policy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Abstract This paper focuses on China’s role on the African continent. As will be revealed in the sections below, the dynamics of Sino-African relations have drawn attention from academics, private



Morimint, Bibliographie historique du Zaïre à l’époque coloniale (1880-1960)

  • Travaux publiés en 1960-1996,
  • 1996

Combien le Congo a-t-il coûté à la Belgique?

E. D. Morel's History of the Congo Reform Movement

Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the Belgian ambassadors in Paris, London and Washington, 06.05.1920

  • AMFA,
  • 1926

Belgique et Congo: empreintes d’une colonie (des années 1880 aux années

  • 1980

rubber. Leopold II en zijn Kongo, Brussel-Amsterdam 1985 (French trans.: Du sang sur les lianes

  • Léopold II et son Congo, Brussels
  • 1986

Historical research in Zaïre

  • Present status and future perspectives,
  • 1986