Dear friends and colleagues,
In September this year, Henk Schulte Nordholt will retire from academia after four decades of passionate teaching, research, and administration, a period in which he energized the study of Indonesia, in the Netherlands, in Indonesia, and well beyond. As Head of Research of the Koninklijk Instituut voor voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV) in Leiden, and as a professor of Asian and Indonesian History first at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, next the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and presently Leiden University, he has inspired generations of students, PhD researchers and colleagues, encouraging the interdisciplinary study in and of Southeast Asia, past and present.
We would hereby like to invite you for Henk’s farewell lecture, titled: ‘My hero, and a good friend’. The lecture will take place on Friday 6 September, 16.00 hrs sharp, at Museum Volkenkunde (the National Museum of of Ethnology), Grote Zaal, located at Steenstraat 1, Leiden. It will be followed by a reception. Please register if you wish to attend this lecture: ln.vl1566377774tik@v1566377774ltik1566377774
Preceding the lecture, colleagues will reflect on Henk’s work in a symposium, titled ‘Decolonization in question: Revisiting violence, colonial imaginations, and citizenship’, on 5 September from 15.00-17.00 hrs and 6 September from 9.00-15.00 hrs. Unfortunately seats for the symposium were limited: the symposium is already fully booked!
We hope to meet you on 5 and/or 6 September!
On behalf of Henk, and all our colleagues at KITLV,