Eickhoff, Dr. Martijn

Martijn Eickhoff is senior researcher at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and KITLV, and participates in the Regional Studies-project, within the Decolonisation, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950-programme. He writes about the history and afterlife of war, mass violence and regime change in Asia and Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special focus on spatial, material and transcultural aspects. He is affiliated with NIOD since 2006. He was also Assistant-Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen (RUN) from 2006 until 2015. In 2013 he started a project on memory landscapes and regime change in Semarang in cooperation with Soegijapranata Catholic University (UNIKA) Semarang and LAB1100. For this project Eickhoff received a grant in 2014 by the Added Value through Humanities (Alfa-Meerwaarde) Programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Apart from that, Eickhoff also studies the relation between archaeology, heritage formation and mass violence in Asia and Europe. Between 2008-2013 he cooperated with dr. Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV) in a project about the transformations of archaeological sites in (post)-colonial Indonesia. This project was part of the NWO-research programme Sites, Bodies and Stories – The dynamics of heritage formation in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia and the Netherlands, the monograph of which is forthcoming. Currently he is preparing an edited volume on archaeology and National Socialism in Europe (Springer).

Selected Publications

With Gerry van Klinken and Geoffrey Robinson (eds.), 1965 Today: Living with the Indonesian massacres, Special Issue, Journal of Genocide Research, 19-3: forthcoming.

With Donny Danardono, Tjahjono Rahardjo and Hotmauli Sidabalok,  ‘The memory landscapes of “1965” in Semarang’,  Journal of Genocide Research, 19-3: forthcoming.

With Alexander van der Meer, ‘Indonesian Chinese in the Netherlands and the legacies of violence in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia’, Wacana 18-1: 38-64, 2017.

With Marieke Bloembergen, ‘Een klein land dat de wereld bestormd. Het nieuwe Rijksmuseum en het Nederlandse koloniale verleden’, BMGN – The Low Countries Historical Review 129-1: 156-169, 2014.

With Marieke Bloembergen, ‘Re-embarking for Banten; The Sultanate that never really surrendered’, in: Marjet Derks, Martijn Eickhoff, Remco Ensel and Floris Meens (eds.), What’s left behind; The Lieux de Mémoire of Europe beyond Europe (Nijmegen: Uitgeverij Vantilt), pp. 140-148, 2015.

With Marieke Bloembergen, ‘Conserving the past, mobilizing the Indonesian future. Archaeological sites, regime change and heritage politics in Indonesia in the 1950s’, Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (BKI) 167-4: 405-436, 2011.

‘Weggestreept Verleden? Nederlandse historici en het Rawagededebat’, Groniek Historisch Tijdschrift 194: 53-67, 2013.

With Kees Ribbens and Joep Schenk, Oorlog op vijf continenten. Nieuwe Nederlanders & de geschiedenissen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Boom, 2008.