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Blog: A Morning of Mourning: Images from Bangkok

In Bangkok, the mourning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej has become part of the city’s daily life. David Kloos took pictures. When King Bhumibol of Thailand died on 13 October 2016 hundreds of thousands took to the streets ...

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Job vacancy: PhD student KITLV – Caribbean

Closing date: March 1, 2017. In cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Universities of Aruba and Curaçao, KITLV searches for an ambitious and enthusiastic PhD student who will conduct ...

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Blog: Kalimantan’s sad palm oil revolution

"See what is left of our rubber trees", says Titik, the leader of a group of angry villagers. After a magnificent boat ride through majestic forest, I met his group in Rawang, Central Kalimantan, standing at the edge of ...

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Call for submission films & documentaries

Framing Asia will be a monthly filmscreening during the Leiden Asia Year, organised by the KITLV, IIAS ( and the department Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University. Framing Asia is ...