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February 2020

Symposium | Talking out loud: Towards an interdisciplinary approach on postcolonial and decolonial thoughts

February 28 @ 10:00 - 17:45
Van Steenis Building, Room F1.04, Leiden University

As veritable tools against the colonial discourses and methodologies postcolonial and decolonial thoughts play an important role in academic debates. With the emergence of postcolonial and decolonial thoughts, researchers from various disciplines propose to look at the world differently through a critical perspective, by rejecting the dominant theories and methodologies.

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March 2020

Book launch / Symposium | The Politics of Heritage in Indonesia: A Cultural History | Marieke Bloembergen & Martijn Eickhoff

March 3 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Museum Volkenkunde, Steenstraat 1
Leiden,
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On Tuesday 3 March 2020 the book presentation of The Politics of Heritage in Indonesia: A Cultural History will take place at Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden. The book, written by Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV) and Martijn Eickhoff (NIOD) is the result of the project Sites, Bodies and Stories: The Dynamics of Heritage Formation in Colonial and Postcolonial Indonesia and the Netherlands, funded by NWO.

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Seminar | How peace prevails: Insurgent cohesion and fragmentation in Indonesia and the Philippines | Yuhki Tajima

March 10 @ 15:30 - 17:00
KITLV, Room 138, Reuvensplaats 2
Leiden,
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In the aftermath of separatist wars, why do some peace agreements succeed while others fail? The existing literature focuses on incentive problems, proposing that they can be solved with external guarantors or the emergence of winning internal coalition

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Public panel discussion | Citizenship and nationhood: Prospects for president Jokowi’s second term

March 14 @ 14:00 - 18:00
Leiden University, Lipsius Building, room 019, Cleveringaplaats 1
Leiden,
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In August 2019, Indonesia witnessed the largest street protests since the fall of President Suharto in 1998. Thousands of Indonesians, many of them students, took to the streets to protest against corruption, growing authoritarianism and human rights abuses.

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PhD defense | Child marriage as a choice: Rethinking agency in international human rights (Bali, Indonesia) | Hoko Horii

March 18 @ 16:15 - 17:00
Academy Building, Leiden University, Rapenburg 73
Leiden,
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In the recent international campaigns against child marriage, there is a puzzle of agency: while international human rights institutions celebrate when girls exercise their agency not to marry, they do not recognize their agency to marry.

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Lezing | Soldaat in Indonesië: Haagse connecties | Gert Oostindie

March 25 @ 12:30 - 13:15
Studio B, etage 1, Centrale Bibliotheek, Spui 68
Den Haag,
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Lezing over de verwachtingen, ervaringen en herinneringen aan de koloniale oorlog in voormalig Nederlands Indië (1945 - 1949) en de terugkeer in Nederland. Georganiseerd door het Haags Gemeentearchief.

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April 2020

Seminar | The origins of Indonesian populism: Public debate in Java, March-June 1945 | Gerry van Klinken

April 2 @ 15:30 - 17:00
KITLV, Room 138, Reuvensplaats 2
Leiden,
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Is populism a harbinger of fascism, or simply the people talking back to the establishment? Today’s worldwide debate about populism resonated in Indonesia during recent presidential elections

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Seminar | ‘Hier rust Cornelis’, or, tracking the Dutch: Transoceanic creolisation and postcolonial memory | Ananya Jahanara Kabir

April 30 @ 15:30 - 17:00
KITLV, Room 138, Reuvensplaats 2
Leiden,
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‘Hier rust Cornelis Rietvield:’ declares a 17th century epitaph engraved on a tombstone at the Dutch Cemetery of Chinsurah, Bengal. It highlights the transoceanic life-arcs of various Dutchmen who crossed the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in the service of the Dutch East India Company.

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May 2020

Algemene Ledenvergadering en Publieksmiddag

May 29 @ 13:00 - 18:00

Op vrijdag 29 mei a.s. vindt de Algemene Ledenvergadering en Oublieksmiddag van de Vereniging KITLV plaats. Het programma en de locatie zullen later worden bekendgemaakt.

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