Historian Bart Luttikhuis examines the origins of the widely-used estimate of 100,000 Indonesian victims of the Dutch-Indonesian War of Decolonization (1945-1950), and calls into question its accuracy. Ultimately, he wonders, does the number really matter?...

Unlike social scientists, many historians do not very often engage in a dialogue with their research subjects. For, as far as we know, the dead don’t read or speak back. But what happens if a historian ...

Hoko Horii is a PhD candidate at KITLV, conducting research on international human rights law and its implication on child marriage practice in Indonesia. She has been working with Mies Grijns, who is an ...