Ben-Ur Awarded Research Fellowship in the Netherlands

Aviva Ben-Ur, associate professor in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, has been awarded a research fellowship at the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV)/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies Research in Leiden, the Netherlands.

During the summer of 2014, she will participate in an Atlantic history seminar and, using the institute’s library and rare books and manuscript collection, conduct research for her current project on manumitted slaves in the Caribbean and U.S. South who legally owned other family members.

The KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, founded in 1851, specializes in collecting information and advancing research on the present and former Dutch colonies and their surroundings. Today it is an authoritative research institute focusing on Southeast Asia, in particular Indonesia, and the Caribbean, especially Suriname, the Dutch Antilles and Aruba.