This talk will focus on the racial ideas circulating during the occupation of Malaya and Sumatra during World War II. In attempts to forge a greater archipelagic community, local writers for Japanese-sponsored Malay newspapers and magazines made use of racial studies in order to inform readers of the other related races in the archipelago as well as to argue for closer connections between different peoples in what could be a future political entity
Op zaterdag 2 november 2019 organiseert het onderzoeksprogramma 'Onafhankelijkheid, dekolonisatie, geweld en oorlog in Indonesië, 1945-1950' een publieksbijeenkomst in samenwerking met het Nationaal Archief.
Op zondag 3 november 2019 vindt in Arnhem het Bronbeek-symposium plaats, het jaarlijkse evenement georganiseerd door Werkgroep Indisch-Nederlandse Letterkunde. Als thema is dit jaar gekozen voor De Indonesische stem.
Coffee was introduced to the island of Java through Dutch colonial networks at the close of the 17th century, where it thrived, allowing the VOC to quickly dominate global supply. The Indonesian islands have produced globally significant volumes of coffee ever since.
The ongoing decline in Javanese literary studies during the past decades has prompted quite a few efforts among students of Javanese to stop the tide, both in and outside Indonesia. The principle underlying such efforts is that Javanese literature is worth to be known and studied. In December 2019 an international symposium on Javanese literary history will be organized for Willem van der Molen on the occasion of his retirement as a researcher at KITLV, Leiden