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 ›
17-04-2018
How do we move beyond ‘guilt ratings’ and ‘what-about-isms’ when comparing extreme violence during the wars of decolonization in Indonesia and the French and British empires? This was one of the main questions we addressed during a presidential roundtable during the yearly Society for Military History Conference held in the United States from 6 to 8 April 2018.
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23-03-2018
Saturday 24 February 2018, Fridus Steijlen and Ireen Hoogenboom, were invited by the Indonesian Student organization in the Netherlands (PPI-Belanda) to introduce and discuss the research program ‘Decolonization, violence and war, Indonesia 1945-1950’.
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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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