Görner, Vanessa

Vanessa Görner is an intern in the KITLV project “Adat law 100 years later: towards a new interpretation?”. She will read and organize abstracts and correspond with panelist and participants. Vanessa is a current exchange student from Frankfurt a.M. in the MA program of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Leiden. Her research interest lies in the current Indonesian research field in Leiden and in the ‘adat law’ developments of the 21th century.

Jong, Rosa de

Rosa de Jong is an intern under the supervision of Rosemarijn Hoefte (KITLV) and Els Kloek from April until July. She will primarily do archival research in the National Archive in The Hague. Her focus is on the lives of three important 20th-century women from Suriname: Isabella Richaards, Elisabeth Temmes and Marie LeFevre. The research will contribute to the website www.vrouwenlexicon.nl and to the second part of the ‘1001 Vrouwen’ project which will be published in 2018 under the title 1001 Vrouwen in de 20ste eeuw. Rosa currently follows the Research Masters in History and in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and she is an editor at Skript Historisch Tijdschrift. She researches the lives of over hundred Dutch Jews who fled the Netherlands in 1942, travelled through occupied Europe and reached Suriname on board of the Nyassa.

Knigge, Roos

Roos Knigge will start her internship in the KITLV project ‘Traces of slavery in Leiden’ in February. She will assemble and edit a booklet about the visible colonial past in the city of Leiden. Roos is a current student of the BA Art History at Leiden University. Her research interest lies in the topic of nationalism and art, with a particular focus on painting in Europe in the nineteenth century.

Zurné, Lise

Lise Zurné will start her internship in the beginning of January with the start of the Leiden Asia Year. She will be primarily involved in the KITLV project ‘Recording the Future’ and will work on the app ‘Walking with Indonesia’ (working title) in which users will be able to contrast the cityscape of Leiden with images daily life in various cities in Indonesia. She will also organize monthly screenings with films on Asia followed by discussions with the filmmakers and experts. Lise has recently graduated from her MA Cultural Anthropology with a film on the historical re-enactment of the Serangan Umum 1 Maret, a battle on the 1st of March 1949 between the Indonesian Republican Army and the former Dutch colonial army in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


This page lists, in alphabetical order, the interns currently working at the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies.

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