Imagine what Indonesian historical research could look like if there were no language barriers, no travel costs and no visa issues, and instead just a strong Wi-Fi signal, dedicated Dutch-Indonesian translation software, and full and instantaneous access to the components of our shared history.

Stef Scagliola, who is currently a fellow at KITLV, wrote a blog about the online workshop she organised on Dutch Military Memoirs, which was held within the context of the Independence, decolonisation, violence and war in Indonesia 1945-1950 research programme. The workshop involved 25 researchers and students from the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and was held on the 1st of July.

The blog can be read in full on the KITLV website.