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Seminar | Whither Indonesian Economy in 2045 | Teguh Dartanto

KITLV, room 1.68 Reuvensplaats 2, Leiden

In this joint LIAS (Leiden Institute for Area Studies) and KITLV Southeast Asia (SEA) Seminar Series, Teguh Dartanto will share his insights on three interrelated Indonesian economic issues.

Seminar | Of evocative fragment: Kramat and the “Hindu-Buddhist” hauntings in the gravesite of Sunan Sendang | Panggah Ardiyansyah

KITLV, room 1.68 & via Zoom

This lecture cultivates decoloniality in the field of Indonesian art history and archaeology by deconstructing the colonial and then nationalist categorisation opposing ‘classical’ Hindu-Buddhist and Islamic antiquities, and by reconstructing in turn the long history of the ancient Hindu-Buddhist materials across times and cultures in probing appropriations, transactions and reconfigurations.

Lancering Kennisagenda | Vergezichten koloniaal slavernijonderzoek 2025-2035

Na de publicatie van Staat en slavernij: Het Nederlandse koloniale slavernijverleden en zijn doorwerkingen bij Uitgeverij Athenaeum afgelopen juni zijn Rose Mary Allen, Esther Captain, Matthias van Rossum en Urwin Vyent verder gegaan met het formuleren van een kennisagenda die richting geeft aan toekomstig slavernijonderzoek.

Book launch | Provocative images in contemporary Islam

Online via Zoom

Images provoke! Join the online book launch of Provocative images in contemporary Islam, an edited volume published recently by Leiden University Press (2023). Editors: Bart Barendregt (Leiden University), David Kloos (KITLV), and Leonie Schmidt (UvA).

Film screening | Nests of Basalt, Nests of Wood | Clara Jo

Leiden University Library, Vossius Conference Room Witte Singel 27 , Leiden, Netherlands

The fictional documentary Nests of Basalt, Nests of Wood by artist Clara Jo is part of the exhibition Breaking Waves, which will be presented from 29 May until 14 July at Framer Framed.

Seminar | The Salween Peace Park: An indigenous response to the climate crisis | Paul Sein Twa

KITLV, Herta Mohr Building (Leiden University) Witte Singel 27A, Leiden

Taking the Salween Peace Park as a case study, the talk unpacks key foundations of Karen indigenous approach to environmental governance and climate crisis. Focusing on Karen communities’ kaw governance system, it illustrates and analyzes how the system serves as one of the key foundations...

Book presentation | Expelled from Java [Verbannen van Java] | Margreet van Till

KITLV conference room, Herta Mohr building Witte Singel 27 A, Leiden

During the so-called Cultuurstelsel (1830-1870), the state apparatus of the former Dutch Indies used banishment and exile to discipline its subjects. Not only persons who criticised the system of forced labour but also individuals who showed deviant, extravagant behaviour were removed from Java.