13-12-2018
The research programme will be entitled Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950.
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11-12-2018

On Sunday, 25 November, the Indisch Herinneringscentrum held a meeting entitled ‘Indië Tabee?’. This gathering concluded the Gepeperd Verleden series of meetings looking at what a shared colonial heritage means from various perspectives. Researcher Remco Raben, who is involved with the Political Administrative Context project, and Stephanie Welvaart from Witnesses & Contemporaries took part in the meeting and wrote a blog about it.

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10-12-2018

Emma Keizer has been part of the research team since February 2018. In October, she started working on the project International Political Context, led by Jeroen Kemperman and Tom van den Berge. Previously, she assisted Hans Meijer with his research into East Java (Regional Studies). Emma obtained her master’s degree in International Relations in Historical Perspective last June, and is the youngest researcher on the team. Nevertheless, she already gained a great deal of research experience relating to the Indonesian decolonization war and has a substantial publication to her name. Let’s get to know her:

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14-09-2018

On 13 September 2018, the second meeting relating to the Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950 research project was held at Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam). The livestream of the evening can be viewed here.

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20-08-2018

In early July, a series of unusual court hearings were held. These involved women and men from South Sulawesi being interviewed about the murder of Indonesian men by Dutch soldiers in 1947. Researcher Esther Captain was present at one of these hearings.

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09-08-2018
On August 1 the Ikatan Keluarga Alumni Lemhannas convened a seminar in Jakarta on the legitimacy of a Dutch research project on the Indonesian Independence War 1945-1950. In a statement the conveners write that they are afraid that the Dutch government supports this research project in order to cover up Dutch war crimes during the Indonesian war of independence and that it seems that cooperation with Indonesian historians from Universitas Gadjah Mada is used to legitimize this effort. This would be a serious misrepresentation of the research project and would also harm the integrity of our Indonesian colleagues in an unjustified manner.
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02-07-2018

Part of the second workshop in Yogyakarta was an excursion to several museums and places on the Indonesian struggle against Dutch colonial rule. Read the report that researcher Roel Frakking wrote about this extraordinarily educational tour.

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14-05-2018

Report of the second workshop at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta

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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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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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26-09-2017

Detiknews interviewed researcher Ireen Hoogenboom on the research into decolonization, violence and war in Indonesia 1945-1950 conducted by KITLV, NIOD and NIMH.

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14-09-2017

On September 14 some 300 people attended the public kick-off of the research programme in Amsterdam. 

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14-09-2017

Thursday the 14th of September was the official start of the research project on the Dutch military violence in Indonesia from 1945-1950.

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08-09-2017

For the past two months, Azarja Harmanny - one of the researchers within this programme - resided in Indonesia for a language course and exploratory research.

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02-09-2017

In a special broadcast by the Dutch broadcasting service NOS, the research programme Decolonisation, violence and war in Indonesia, 1945-1950 is explained and discussed.

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25-05-2017

Fridus Steijlen and Eveline Buchheim are looking for ego-documents such as letters, photo albums, and diaries for their Getuigen/Tijdgenoten project.

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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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30-09-2016

Speech Peter Romijn during book presentation 'De brandende kampongs van Generaal Spoor' by Rémy Limpach is published online.

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