Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950 is a joint research programme of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) and the NIOD, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
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Last Saturday, November 2, the third public meeting of the research program took place in collaboration with the National Archives in The Hague: Research in progress. Behind the scenes of the research programme Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950. Freelance journalist Tessa Hofland wrote a report on the public seminar.
Last Saturday, November 2, the third public meeting of the research program took place in collaboration with the National Archives in The Hague. NIOD director Frank van Vree (in the morning) and program leader Mariëtte Wolf (in the afternoon) gave an introduction. The text can be read below.
Over the past weeks, researcher Remco Raben travelled through parts of East Java, in an explorative search for local voices from the revolutionary period of Indonesia. He shares some of his experiences in this blog.
On July 14, 2019, the Federatie Indische Nederlanders (FIN, a federation for Dutch people with roots in the former Dutch East Indies) published an Open Letter with objections against the research programme.
Stef Scagliola is one of the participants in the NIAS theme group ‘Comparing the Wars of Decolonization’, which presented its preliminary results at a conference in the Amsterdam public library on 20 June. During the academic workshop held the following day, those results were discussed among experts from around the world. In the following blog, Stef Scagliola looks back on both days.