Indonesians have forgotten the genocidal violence of 1965. Or have they? In this town in Central Java, locals and officials recently gathered for a remarkable commemorative service to the 1965 dead. Gerry van Klinken investigates. "Every time I visit Indonesia...

On the 13th of March, historian Cees Fasseur passed away in a Leiden hospital at the age of 77. We lost an important historian and a friend.As a colonial historian, Fasseur carried out ground-breaking research on the Cultivation System in nineteenth century...

What’s not to love about a big Indonesian wedding? Food, socialization, and the chance to pull on your best kebaya. But, writes Jacqueline Hicks, for Indonesia’s political and economic elites, they are much more than that....

(Also in Dutch) We are looking for participants for a study on what motivates individuals to protect the cultural heritage, and / or the natural environment on the BES islands. This research is part of the 'Confronting...

The late Dr Silvia W. de Groot, historian and lifetime honorary member of the Members Association left a legacy to KITLV with the aim of financially supporting young Caribbean students or researchers, preferably ...

One-Tété Lohkay and Alida, the legend of the enslaved woman whose breast was cut off, have become folk heroines. What to do asks Jessica Roitman, an historian who wonders if these disfigurements occurred?...

Het krijgt in Nederland nog weinig aandacht, maar wat in New Delhi begon als een studentenprotest is uitgelopen op een dagenlange grote demonstratie voor vrijheid van meningsuiting. Ward Berenschot (KITLV), politicoloog en India-kenner...