Researchers – Captain

Captain, Dr. Esther

Esther Captain is senior researcher and projectcoordinator of the Bersiap-study within the ‘Decolonisation, violence and war in Indonesia, 1945-1950’-programme. Futhermore, she is Head of the Centre for Applied Research in Education at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She previously has been employed as head of research at the National Committee for 4 and 5 May, a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam. She also worked as a projectmanager of Indo-European Heritage within the Heritage of the War-programme at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports.

Captain has been a visiting fellow at Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis of Rutgers University (USA) and a participant in the National Endowment of the Humanities workshop “History and Commemoration: Legacies of the Pacific War” at the East-West Center and the University of Hawaï.

 

Selected Publications

(With Guno Jones) ‘Inversing Dependence: The Dutch Antilles, Surinam and the Desperate Netherlands during World War II’, in: Debbie McCollin and Karen Eccles (eds.), World War II and the West Indies, pp. 71-91. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2017.

‘The Selective Forgetting and Remodeling of the Past: Postcolonial Legacies in the Netherlands’, in: Stefan Jonsson and Julia Willén (eds.), Austere Histories in European Societies: Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories, pp. 59-73. London: Routledge (Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology), 2017.

‘Nationaal en monumentaal, persoonlijk en lokaal. Over de rol van rituelen bij het herdenken van oorlogsslachtoffers’ in: Louis van Tongeren (red.): Feesten in beweging. Religieuze en seculiere trends en tradities, pp. 125-142. Heeswijk: Berne Media (Serie: Meander 16), 2016.

‘Harmless Identities: Representations of Racial Consciousness among Three Generations Indo-Europeans’, in: Philomena Essed and Isabel Hoving (eds.), Dutch Racism, pp. 53-69. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014. (Thamyris Series Intersecting Place, Sex and Race).

(With Trudy Mooren), Familie, generaties en oorlog. Historische, psychologische en artistieke visies/Family, Generations and War. Historical, Psychological and Artistic views, 160 pp. Amsterdam: Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei/National Committee for 4 and 5 May, 2014. (Tweetalige publicatie).

Wandelgids Sporen van slavernij in Utrecht/Walking Guide Traces of Slavery in Utrecht, 81 pp. Utrecht: Centre for the Humanities, 2012. (Tweetalige publicatie).

Oorlogserfgoed overzee. De erfenis van de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Aruba, Curaçao, Indonesië en Suriname, 433 pp. Amsterdam: Bert Bakker (1e druk september 2010, 2e druk april 2011).

(Met Hans van den Akker, Ferry Bounin, Paulien van der Geest, Wim Manuhutu, Reisgids Indonesië. Oorlogsplekken 1942-1949, 296 pp.. Den Haag: Open Kaart,  2010.

‘Van pelgrimsreis naar erfgoedtoerisme. Sporen van de oorlog in Indonesië en Japan’ in: Frank van Vree en Rob van der Laarse (red.), De dynamiek van de herinnering. Nederland en de Tweede Wereldoorlog in een internationale context,  pp. 66-84. Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 2009.

Achter het kawat was Nederland. Indische oorlogservaringen en –herinneringen 1942-1995, 444 pp. Kampen: Kok, 2002.