Dr Jelmer Vos

  • Lecturer in Global History (History)

Research interests

Research interests

  • Atlantic slave trade
  • African social and economic history from c.1800-present

Current projects

Coffee and colonialism in Angola, 1820-1960

In this book project, I aim to explain how Angolan robusta coffee became a global commodity, how western demand for this product affected the lives of the Africans who produced it, and how local cultivation methods and landscapes were related.

Coffee Jelmer Vos


Grants

  • Summer Research Grant, College of Arts and Letters, Old Dominion University (2015), $5,000
  • Research Fellowship at the National Library of Portugal (2015), €2,000
  • IGK “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History” fellowship, Humboldt University (2012/13), €70,000
  • Summer Research Grant, Old Dominion University (2011), $6,000
  • Postdoctoral Grant, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (2008-09), €36,000

Supervision

I am pleased to supervise all research projects that fall within the broad area of my expertise on Africa and the Atlantic world.

Current dissertations

José Nilo Bezerra Diniz, ‘Novos caminhos para o colonialismo português: desmantelando mapas, construindo espacializações no sul de Angola (1785-1886)’, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, submission 2018. Studies the relationship between geography, cartography and empire in southern Angola before the European partitioning of Africa.

 

 


Teaching

Honours courses

The Atlantic slave trade, abolition and its aftermath in Africa, 1780-1910


Additional Information


Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Number of items: 35.

2018

Vos, J. (2018) Linda Heywood, Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen. American Historical Review, 123(1), pp. 358-359. (doi:10.1093/ahr/123.1.358) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2018) Kongo cosmopolitans in the nineteenth century. In: Bostoen, K. and Brinkman, I. (eds.) Kongo. Cambridge University Press. (In Press)

2017

Vos, J. (2017) Coffee, cash, and consumption: rethinking commodity production in the global south. Radical History Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Vos, J. (2017) Beyond European and American Slavery and into the Present. Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition, 2nd edition. Edited by Martin A. Klein. Journal of African History, 58(01), pp. 149-151. (doi:10.1017/S0021853716000748) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2017) Império, patronato e uma revolta no reino do Kongo = Empire, patronage and a revolt in the kingdom of Kongo. Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, 33, pp. 157-182.

2016

Vos, J. (2016) David Birmingham. A Short History of Modern Angola. African Studies Review, 59(03), pp. 233-234. (doi:10.1017/asr.2016.98) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2016) Networks and Trans-Cultural Exchange. Slave Trading in the South Atlantic, 1590–1867. Ed. by David Richardson and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva. International Review of Social History, 61(2), pp. 331-333. (doi:10.1017/S0020859016000274) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2016) The growth of the Atlantic slave trade on the windward coast of Africa. In: Misevich, P. and Mann, K. (eds.) The Rise and Demise of Atlantic Slavery and the Slave Trade: New Perspectives. Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora (71). University of Rochester Press: Rochester, NY, pp. 128-151. ISBN 9781580465601

2015

Vos, J. (2015) African adaptations of Christianity. In: Miller, J. C. (ed.) The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History. Princeton University Press: Princeton, pp. 93-96. ISBN 9780691148533

Vos, J. (2015) Imperialism, economic development and social change in West Africa, Raymond E. Dumett. Canadian Journal of African Studies = Revue canadienne des études africaines, 49(3), pp. 496-498. (doi:10.1080/00083968.2015.1058051) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2015) Kongo in the Age of Empire, 1860-1913: The Breakdown of a Moral Order. Series: Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin. ISBN 9780299306205

Vos, J. , Axelsson, P. and de Matos, P.T. (2015) Introduction. Anais de História de Além-Mar, 16, pp. 11-18.

2014

Vos, J. (2014) Work in times of slavery, colonialism, and civil war: labor relations in Angola from 1800 to 2000. History in Africa, 41, pp. 363-385. (doi:10.1017/hia.2014.8)

Vos, J. (2014) An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and Its Hinterland by Mariana P. Candido. International Journal of African Historical Studies, 47(2), pp. 367-369. [Book Review]

2013

Vanhee, H. and Vos, J. (2013) Kongo in the age of empire. In: Cooksey, S., Poynor, R. and Vanhee, H. (eds.) Kongo across the Waters. University Press of Florida: Gainesville, pp. 78-87. ISBN 9780813049151

Vos, J. and Kananoja, K. (2013) Portuguese slave trade in the Americas. In: Ness, I. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ.

Vos, J. (2013) Kongo, North America and the slave trade. In: Cooksey, S., Poynor, R. and Vanhee, H. (eds.) Kongo across the Waters. University Press of Florida: Gainesville, pp. 40-49. ISBN 9780813049151

Vos, J. (2013) Of stocks and barter: John Holt and the Kongo rubber trade, 1906–1910. In: Curry-Machado, J. (ed.) Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 77-99. ISBN 9781349448982

Vos, J. (2013) The Power of Doubt: Essays in Honor of David Henige by Paul S. Landau. International Journal of African Historical Studies, 46(1), pp. 173-174. [Book Review]

de Matos, P. T. and Vos, J. (2013) Demografia e relações de trabalho em Angola c.1800: um ensaio metodológico = Demography and labor relationships in Angola c.1800: a methodological essay. Diálogos, 17(3), pp. 907-934. (doi:10.4025/dialogos.v17i3.795)

2012

Vos, J. (2012) From Africa to Brazil: Culture, Identity, and an Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1830. By Walter Hawthorne. Journal of Social History, 46(1), pp. 261-264. (doi:10.1093/jsh/shs021) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2012) From colonial revolt to pre-colonial history: reflections on the Kongo uprising of 1913. In: Meneses, A. d. F. d. (ed.) Das autonomias à autonomia e à independência: o Atlântico político entre os séculos XV e XXI. Letras Lavadas: Ponta Delgada, pp. 137-152. ISBN 9789728633752

Vos, J. (2012) Kongo and the coastal states of West Central Africa. In: Spear, T. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies. Oxford University Press. (doi:10.1093/OBO/9780199846733-0052)

Vos, J. (2012) ‘Without the slave trade, no recruitment’: from slave trading to ‘migrant recruitment’ in the Lower Congo, 1830-1890. In: Lawrance, B. N. and Roberts, R. L. (eds.) Trafficking in Slavery's Wake: Law and the Experiences of Women and Children in Africa. Series: New African histories. Ohio University Press: Athens, Ohio, pp. 45-64. ISBN 9780821420027

2011

Vos, J. (2011) Of stocks and barter: John Holt and the Kongo rubber trade, 1906-1910. Portuguese Studies Review, 19(1-2), pp. 153-175.

2010

Vos, J. (2010) Child slaves and freemen at the Spiritan mission in Soyo, 1880-1885. Journal of Family History, 35(1), pp. 71-90. (doi:10.1177/0363199009348285)

Vos, J. (2010) The slave trade from the Windward Coast: the case of the Dutch, 1740-1805. African Economic History, 38, pp. 29-51.

2008

Allen, K. R. and Vos, J. (2008) Slavery-era disclosure and Atlantic commerce. Perspectives on History, 46(7), pp. 55-57.

Vos, J. (2008) Encyclopedia of emancipation and abolition in the transatlantic world Edited by Juniez Rodriguez. Journal of Global History, 3(2), pp. 284-286. (doi:10.1017/S1740022808002702) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2008) The economics of the Kwango rubber trade, c. 1900. In: Heintze, B. and von Oppen, A. (eds.) Angola on the Move: Transport Routes, Communication and History. Verlag Otto Lembeck: Frankfurt am Main, pp. 85-98. ISBN 9783874765534

Vos, J. , Eltis, D. and Richardson, D. (2008) The Dutch in the Atlantic World: new perspectives from the slave trade with particular reference to the African origins of the traffic. In: Eltis, D. and Richardson, D. (eds.) Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database. Yale University Press: New Haven, CT, pp. 228-249. ISBN 9780300134360

2007

Vos, J. (2007) Revoltas Escravas: Mistificações e Mal-Entendidos By João Pedro Marques. Journal of Global History, 2(3), pp. 410-411. (doi:10.1017/S1740022807002392)

Vos, J. (2007) Atlas of slavery By James Walvin. Journal of Global History, 2(2), pp. 259-260. (doi:10.1017/S1740022807246017) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2007) Forced labour and the fall of the King of Kongo (1912-1913). In: Trabalho forçado africano: articulações com o poder politico. Series: Colecção Estudos africanos (3). Campo das Letras: Porto, pp. 231-248. ISBN 978989625197

2006

Vos, J. (2006) Slavery in southern Kongo in the late nineteenth century. In: Trabalho forçado africano: experiências coloniais comparadas. Series: Colecção Estudos africanos (1). Campo das Letras: Porto, pp. 315-336. ISBN 9789896250911

This list was generated on Sun May 27 14:45:05 2018 BST.
Number of items: 35.

Articles

Vos, J. (2017) Coffee, cash, and consumption: rethinking commodity production in the global south. Radical History Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Vos, J. (2017) Império, patronato e uma revolta no reino do Kongo = Empire, patronage and a revolt in the kingdom of Kongo. Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, 33, pp. 157-182.

Vos, J. , Axelsson, P. and de Matos, P.T. (2015) Introduction. Anais de História de Além-Mar, 16, pp. 11-18.

Vos, J. (2014) Work in times of slavery, colonialism, and civil war: labor relations in Angola from 1800 to 2000. History in Africa, 41, pp. 363-385. (doi:10.1017/hia.2014.8)

de Matos, P. T. and Vos, J. (2013) Demografia e relações de trabalho em Angola c.1800: um ensaio metodológico = Demography and labor relationships in Angola c.1800: a methodological essay. Diálogos, 17(3), pp. 907-934. (doi:10.4025/dialogos.v17i3.795)

Vos, J. (2011) Of stocks and barter: John Holt and the Kongo rubber trade, 1906-1910. Portuguese Studies Review, 19(1-2), pp. 153-175.

Vos, J. (2010) Child slaves and freemen at the Spiritan mission in Soyo, 1880-1885. Journal of Family History, 35(1), pp. 71-90. (doi:10.1177/0363199009348285)

Vos, J. (2010) The slave trade from the Windward Coast: the case of the Dutch, 1740-1805. African Economic History, 38, pp. 29-51.

Allen, K. R. and Vos, J. (2008) Slavery-era disclosure and Atlantic commerce. Perspectives on History, 46(7), pp. 55-57.

Vos, J. (2007) Revoltas Escravas: Mistificações e Mal-Entendidos By João Pedro Marques. Journal of Global History, 2(3), pp. 410-411. (doi:10.1017/S1740022807002392)

Books

Vos, J. (2015) Kongo in the Age of Empire, 1860-1913: The Breakdown of a Moral Order. Series: Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin. ISBN 9780299306205

Book Sections

Vos, J. (2018) Kongo cosmopolitans in the nineteenth century. In: Bostoen, K. and Brinkman, I. (eds.) Kongo. Cambridge University Press. (In Press)

Vos, J. (2016) The growth of the Atlantic slave trade on the windward coast of Africa. In: Misevich, P. and Mann, K. (eds.) The Rise and Demise of Atlantic Slavery and the Slave Trade: New Perspectives. Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora (71). University of Rochester Press: Rochester, NY, pp. 128-151. ISBN 9781580465601

Vos, J. (2015) African adaptations of Christianity. In: Miller, J. C. (ed.) The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History. Princeton University Press: Princeton, pp. 93-96. ISBN 9780691148533

Vanhee, H. and Vos, J. (2013) Kongo in the age of empire. In: Cooksey, S., Poynor, R. and Vanhee, H. (eds.) Kongo across the Waters. University Press of Florida: Gainesville, pp. 78-87. ISBN 9780813049151

Vos, J. and Kananoja, K. (2013) Portuguese slave trade in the Americas. In: Ness, I. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ.

Vos, J. (2013) Kongo, North America and the slave trade. In: Cooksey, S., Poynor, R. and Vanhee, H. (eds.) Kongo across the Waters. University Press of Florida: Gainesville, pp. 40-49. ISBN 9780813049151

Vos, J. (2013) Of stocks and barter: John Holt and the Kongo rubber trade, 1906–1910. In: Curry-Machado, J. (ed.) Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 77-99. ISBN 9781349448982

Vos, J. (2012) From colonial revolt to pre-colonial history: reflections on the Kongo uprising of 1913. In: Meneses, A. d. F. d. (ed.) Das autonomias à autonomia e à independência: o Atlântico político entre os séculos XV e XXI. Letras Lavadas: Ponta Delgada, pp. 137-152. ISBN 9789728633752

Vos, J. (2012) Kongo and the coastal states of West Central Africa. In: Spear, T. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies. Oxford University Press. (doi:10.1093/OBO/9780199846733-0052)

Vos, J. (2012) ‘Without the slave trade, no recruitment’: from slave trading to ‘migrant recruitment’ in the Lower Congo, 1830-1890. In: Lawrance, B. N. and Roberts, R. L. (eds.) Trafficking in Slavery's Wake: Law and the Experiences of Women and Children in Africa. Series: New African histories. Ohio University Press: Athens, Ohio, pp. 45-64. ISBN 9780821420027

Vos, J. (2008) The economics of the Kwango rubber trade, c. 1900. In: Heintze, B. and von Oppen, A. (eds.) Angola on the Move: Transport Routes, Communication and History. Verlag Otto Lembeck: Frankfurt am Main, pp. 85-98. ISBN 9783874765534

Vos, J. , Eltis, D. and Richardson, D. (2008) The Dutch in the Atlantic World: new perspectives from the slave trade with particular reference to the African origins of the traffic. In: Eltis, D. and Richardson, D. (eds.) Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database. Yale University Press: New Haven, CT, pp. 228-249. ISBN 9780300134360

Vos, J. (2007) Forced labour and the fall of the King of Kongo (1912-1913). In: Trabalho forçado africano: articulações com o poder politico. Series: Colecção Estudos africanos (3). Campo das Letras: Porto, pp. 231-248. ISBN 978989625197

Vos, J. (2006) Slavery in southern Kongo in the late nineteenth century. In: Trabalho forçado africano: experiências coloniais comparadas. Series: Colecção Estudos africanos (1). Campo das Letras: Porto, pp. 315-336. ISBN 9789896250911

Book Reviews

Vos, J. (2018) Linda Heywood, Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen. American Historical Review, 123(1), pp. 358-359. (doi:10.1093/ahr/123.1.358) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2017) Beyond European and American Slavery and into the Present. Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition, 2nd edition. Edited by Martin A. Klein. Journal of African History, 58(01), pp. 149-151. (doi:10.1017/S0021853716000748) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2016) David Birmingham. A Short History of Modern Angola. African Studies Review, 59(03), pp. 233-234. (doi:10.1017/asr.2016.98) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2016) Networks and Trans-Cultural Exchange. Slave Trading in the South Atlantic, 1590–1867. Ed. by David Richardson and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva. International Review of Social History, 61(2), pp. 331-333. (doi:10.1017/S0020859016000274) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2015) Imperialism, economic development and social change in West Africa, Raymond E. Dumett. Canadian Journal of African Studies = Revue canadienne des études africaines, 49(3), pp. 496-498. (doi:10.1080/00083968.2015.1058051) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2014) An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and Its Hinterland by Mariana P. Candido. International Journal of African Historical Studies, 47(2), pp. 367-369. [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2013) The Power of Doubt: Essays in Honor of David Henige by Paul S. Landau. International Journal of African Historical Studies, 46(1), pp. 173-174. [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2012) From Africa to Brazil: Culture, Identity, and an Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1830. By Walter Hawthorne. Journal of Social History, 46(1), pp. 261-264. (doi:10.1093/jsh/shs021) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2008) Encyclopedia of emancipation and abolition in the transatlantic world Edited by Juniez Rodriguez. Journal of Global History, 3(2), pp. 284-286. (doi:10.1017/S1740022808002702) [Book Review]

Vos, J. (2007) Atlas of slavery By James Walvin. Journal of Global History, 2(2), pp. 259-260. (doi:10.1017/S1740022807246017) [Book Review]

This list was generated on Sun May 27 14:45:05 2018 BST.