Geography of Empire: Update 5

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Since my last post, I have decided to cut the interview portion from my project. I ultimately think it would take away too much time without really being a significant contribution to the research. Instead, I will place a larger emphasis on the spatial analysis and a discussion of the prevalence of the colonial in the city […]

Geography of Empire: Update 4

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This week, I went back to doing some more secondary and theoretical research, in order to keep this information in my head. It is essential for me to remain informed about the history as I visit sites and to keep in mind theory as I analyze them. Another major part of my week has been […]

Geography of Empire: Update 3

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This week I continued with some site visits. I visited Cafe Schreierstoren (formerly known as the VOC Cafe), Museum Van Loon, the Rijksmuseum, two monuments, and the Tropenmuseum. The Schreierstoren is in itself an interesting building, dating to before the Golden Age and visible from Central Station, but my attention was initially drawn to it […]