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 ›
16-01-2018

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

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04-12-2017
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.
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02-12-2016

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.

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