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Book presentation | Photographic subjects: Monarchy and visual culture in colonial Indonesia | Susie Protschky

17/09/2019 @ 16:00 - 17:00

About the book
Photographic subjects examines photography at royal celebrations during the reign of Queens Wilhelmina (1898-1948) and Juliana (1948-80), a period spanning the zenith and fall of Dutch rule in Indonesia. It is the first monograph in English on the Dutch monarchy and the Netherlands’ modern empire in the age of mass and amateur photography. Photographs forged imperial networks, negotiated relations of recognition and subjecthood between Indonesians and Dutch authorities, and informed cultural modes of citizenship at a time of accelerated colonial expansion and major social change in the East Indies/Indonesia. This book advances methods in the uses of photographs for social and cultural history, reveals the entanglement of Dutch and Indonesian histories in the twentieth century, and provides a new interpretation of Queens Wilhelmina and Juliana as imperial monarchs.

About the author
Susie Protschky is senior lecturer in Modern History at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Protschky is an historian of colonialism and global visual cultures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a special focus on photography. The topics she works on are: environment and natural disaster, gender and colonialism, war and conflict, monarchy and non-juridical forms of citizenship.

Susie Protschky, Tom van den Berge, Marieke Bloembergen, Susan Legêne, Liesbeth Ouwehand.
Moderator: Tom van den Berge

Please register if you wish to attend: [email protected]. With drinks afterwards.



16:00 - 17:00
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Gravensteen, room 011, Leiden University
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