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November 2017

Oration | Pressing matter: Reckoning with colonial heritage | By Wayne Modest

November 7 @ 15:45 - 16:45
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,

Wayne Modest is appointed professor (by special appointment) at the Faculty of Humanities at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) as of the 21st of October 2016. Modest, director of the Research Center

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Dirk van Ecklezing 2017 | Sporen van slavernij in Leiden | Gert Oostindie

November 12 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Lokhorstkerk, Pieterskerkstraat 1
Leiden,
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De Dirk van Ecklezing, georganiseerd door de Historische Vereniging Oud Leiden, wordt dit jaar op zondag 12 november gehouden. Gert Oostindie spreekt dan in de Lokhorstkerk over 'Sporen van slavernij in Leiden'.

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Call for papers | Urban Utopias: Memory, Rights, and Speculation

November 15

Utopia articulates dreams of a better life and anticipations of the future; as social dreaming, utopia combines communal and imaginative experimentation. Even if the word is invented in Europe in 1516 by More

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Leiden Indian Ocean Lectures | Muharram practices and colonial histories at the cutting edge of a forgotten scroll

November 16 @ 12:30 - 14:00
IIAS, Rapenburg 59
Leiden,
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The Syair Tabut, or ‘Poem of the tomb effigies’, is a recently rediscovered Malay-language, Jawi-script narrative poem on Muharram in 1864. In this talk, we explore the literary, linguistic, and performative

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Leiden Indian Ocean Lecture | Index of Arabs and Imperial Imaginaries

November 20 @ 12:30 - 14:00
KITLV, Room 138, Reuvensplaats 2
Leiden,
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Lecture by Fadzilah Yahaya (National University of Singapore). During World War One and its immediate aftermath, members of the Arab diaspora were singled out from amongst Muslim colonial subjects by British

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Lecture | Principles, Practice & Pragmatism: Islamic Marriage Registration in Indonesia | Adriaan Bedner

November 30 @ 17:00 - 18:15

In Indonesia registration of Muslim marriages has been a controversial issue since the colonial era. Many Muslims consider state interference in marriage practices as an inadmissible intrusion upon religious life and

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December 2017

GLASS Roundtable | Transregional Asia: Methods and Challenges | Anand Yang

December 6 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Academy Building, Leiden University, Rapenburg 73
Leiden,
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Professor Anand Yang's visit as a 2017 GLASS scholar will begin with the interfaculty roundtable called 'Transregional Asia: Methods and Challenges'. During this session, scholars with varied regional and disciplinary interests will reflect, critique and make sense of the challenges involved in doing transregional research on Asia.

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Seminar | Constructing the portrait of Southeast Asia: Pictorial and thematic commonplaces in 19th century Southeast Asia photographs | Alexander Supartono

December 7 @ 15:30 - 17:00
KITLV, Room 138, Reuvensplaats 2
Leiden,
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The photography scene in Southeast Asia has developed regionally since the early days of the camera. The flourishing commercial photographic studios in the region (thanks to the success of colonial enterprises)

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Lezing | Indonesië: Ontwikkelingen in de schaduw van een autoritair verleden

December 7 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Bibliotheek Deventer, Brink 70
Deventer,
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Op donderdag 7 december, de Internationale dag van de Mensenrechten, geeft Henk Schulte Nordholt een lezing in de Bibliotheek Deventer: 'Indonesië: Ontwikkelingen in de schaduw van een autoritair verleden'. Toegang: € 5,- voor leden van de bibliotheek, € 7,50 voor niet-leden. Kaartverkoop via de website: https://www.obdeventer.nl/…

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Leiden Indian Ocean Lecture | The Parsis of Gujarat in Indian Ocean trade in the 18th and 19th centuries | Ghulam A. Nadri

December 11 @ 12:30 - 14:00
KITLV, Room 138, Reuvensplaats 2
Leiden,
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Among all prominent Indian merchant communities, the Parsis (Zoroastrians) have played a momentous role in the growth of commerce and industry in India from the 18th century to the present. They were

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