In this talk, I will interrogate the afterlives of imperialism in the language of epochal shift, and I will position the endpoint of this shift as the death of the West, its models of sovereignty, and its conventions of knowledge production.
The social and cultural impact of internal migration in Indonesia remains a poorly researched topic. Influx of people from other islands violates ethnic and religious balance, forcing both immigrant and host communities to renegotiate their positions and identities.
‘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.