Decolonization, violence and war in Indonesia, 1945-1950 is a four-year research programme carried out by the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land en Volkenkunde, KITLV), the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Read more ›

In The Jakarta Post, the Indonesian historian Bambang Purwanto emphasizes the interest of the research programma for both Dutch and Indonesian historiography. Bambang coördinates the Indon

Are we talking ‘Revolution’ or ‘Decolonization’? Where can these perspectives meet? The Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Department of History in Yogyakarta hosted a two-day workshop to discuss these questions. Gert Oostindie notes his personal impressions.

The Dutch cabinet supports independent follow-up research into the post-war decolonization period in the former Dutch Indies and the context in which violent conflicts at that time took place.