Academic Inauguration of the Cosmos Malabaricus project

In April 2022, Kerala Council for Historical Research signed an MoU with the University of Leiden and the National Archives of Netherlands that laid the grounds for a seven year collaboration between the above institutions. This collaborative project is entitled Cosmos Malabaricus (CosMa), and various activities will be undertaken as part of this collaboration, including training Indian students in medieval and early modern Dutch and in the use of archives, translation of select Dutch documents and encouraging research in the histories of the Dutch colonial period and more broadly in Indian ocean studies. 

The one day event planned on 23rd January 2023 is a part of the academic inauguration of the Cosmos Malabaricus project. Two major events have been planned as a part of this. The morning session will be a public lecture by Prof. Jos Gommans, Professor of Colonial and Global History at the University of Leiden. The afternoon session is a workshop on the relevance of the archive in history writing. 


Academic Inauguration of the Cosmos Malabaricus project 

Date & Time: 23 January 2023 , 11.00 AM, High Tea: 10.30 AM

Venue:  Legendary Port, Hotel Grand Muziris, North Paravur


Public Lecture Via HYBRID MODE

Time : 11.00 AM

Workshop Via Offline Mode

Time :  2.00 - 5.30 PM  


Cosmos Malabaricus: Opening the Dutch Window on a Malabar Renaissance


Professor Jos Gommans

Professor of Global and Colonial History, Institute of History, Leiden University 


Archives and History Writing


Dr. Lennart Bes

Professor P. K. Michael Tharakan

Professor Jos Gommans

Professor Sanal Mohan P 

Professor G. Arunima